Sing along with the new Piaf

So, I turn my head to see who’s singing. The evening is young, a little chilly, not too late to take a stroll on the quai de la Seine, les bateaux-mouche moving slowly on the calm, cold water, the color of melted steel. People gathered around in silence, not making a big fuss about it, ...

There’s someone waiting for you in the Versailles gardens

So, we didn’t want to spend the day in Versailles again – we visited the castle in our first immersion – now we had time to go off the beaten path and find places that would surprise us. Curious to see what we discovered? Then read on…     LE PETIT TRIANON And, as we ...

Montmartre – culture and language

So, this September, in the French Immersion Retreat 1:1, no matter how we design the menu of activities, Montmartre will be a must. Here’s the artist and we’ll be his models.Yes, I really did that in 2014 – I’ll look for my portrait and I’ll share it with you, if you’d like. Ready to ? ...

Official announcement: the French Immersion Retreat in Paris is open!

So, I’m thrilled to announce that I opened the registrations for the French Immersion in Paris VIP 1:1, for the month of September, 2017! I know, I know, nobody organizes a 1:1 immersion, so why am I doing it? Because I’m so passionate about what I do and about helping you to avoid getting stuck ...

It took me 730 hours, it will take you ONLY 4!

So, I love driving, and the time spent in the car, driving between my French classes could be put at good use. I had a language coach who helped me with my pronunciation, but she moved on the other Coast, and now I was on my own. So, I got a Berlitz CD and played ...

Is FEAR One of your frustrations in learning French? Try this!

So, if you are afraid to make a fool of yourself when you try your first conversation, you are not alone. We all felt at some point that we’d rather shut up than trying to put foreign words together – I know it happened to me when I started to learn Spanish, because I felt ...