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En stage très loin d’ici

Avez-vous la bougeotte comme Alexia et Laetitia ? Toutes les deux aiment les langues étrangères et les voyages. Alors, en juin 2016, l’une et l’autre …

Street Art Paris July 2017

A conlang course for highschool students to introduce linguistics

With so many more major films and TV shows using constructed languages to build realistic and novel worlds, constructed languages are a great way to …

Superlinguo: Sparkly unicorn punctuation is invading the internet

For maximum sparkle effect, I’ve normally seen people vary up their punctuation, not put two of the same things in a...<p>I’m quite a fan of using ~ as …

Unicorns

Language Contexts: Introducing a new article on Syuba, and a new journal article series

I have a new article in Language Documentation and Description, volume 13, which provides an introduction to the context in which the Syuba (Kagate) …

Why the Internet Tilde Is the Most Perfect Piece of Snark We Have

The tilde is 3,000 years old, but is there any grapheme that’s more ~of the times~? The little traveling worm, originally designed to convey …

The 23 subtle signs you'll never quite master French

1. You're happy enough to do the "ambiguous la/le mumble" rather than find out if a noun is feminine or masculine.<p>2. You still always say "Je vais à …

Histoire de nos rues

<b>Bienvenue sur le Paristique</b><p>Sur cette carte, chaque point représente un élément urbain: Une rue, une place, un boulevard, un parvis, etc...<p>Pour …

Why terms like 'shred, burn and melt' belong in the kitchen, not the gym

Celebrity trainers and buff social media stars use terms such as “shred”, “burn” and “melt” to describe bodies responding to resistance training and …

Are “a female” and “a male” used differently?

In this first part of this two-post series, I looked at how “a male” and “a female” were used on Twitter. I found that one part of speech tagger …

United Airlines 'Reaccommodated' a Passenger. Is That the Euphemism of the Year?

Each year, linguists, lexicographers and other language nuts gather at an annual conference under the banner of the American Dialect Society. The …

Apple's great taste doesn't extend to grammar

I don't know a ton about grammar. My girlfriend taught me almost everything I know over the course of 30 minutes one night when I was 21, shortly after graduating college with an English degree. I've occasionally thought about buying a used copy of Strunk & White because it looks cool, but I've …

How a pocket-sized snack changed the English language

Tiny pies have been a favourite food in Britain since the Middle Ages – and have changed the English language with idioms, nursery rhyme verses, even a mention by Shakespeare.<p>Every March, St Mary’s church in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray becomes a cathedral of pies: it fills with tables …

Pork Pie

Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links

BBC Bitesize - GCSE French

Lucie en France: French Reading Comprehension

How Well Can You Read This Story in French? Test Yourself<p>Learning the French language has many stages. You begin with basic vocabulary, then start to …

BBC Bitesize - GCSE French

AP French Language and Culture Exam Practice

Exam Day 2018<p>Tuesday<p>May 15<p>12:00 PM<p>Exam Resources<p>You can use the resources below as you prepare for the AP Exam.<p>Click here for details about the exam …

Language Learning

Apprendre le français avec TV5MONDE

4 exercices • 3 Écouter • 1 Vocabulaire (expressions idiomatiques)<p>B2 avancé • Éducation • Regards croisés sur la Déclaration universelle des droits …

BBC - Learn French with free online lessons

Radio France Internationale<br>Includes audio news with transcripts in simple French<p>BBC Afrique<br>News in French for French-speaking Africa<p>TV5: Apprendre.TV<br>French-learning website in French from the Francophone global TV channel<p>French TV and French news online<br>How to watch in the UK<p>Déjà Vu<br>Radio play about …

BBC - GCSE Bitesize - French Audio

Audio<p>French<p>Listening Foundation<p>Download a zip file containing all the audio for this section.<p>The enhanced version of the site requires the Flash 8 plugin (or higher) to be installed and JavaScript to be enabled on your browser. To find out how to install a Flash plugin, go to the WebWise Flash …

BBC - Languages - French - French Connection - French language around the world

What does French mean to its speakers across the world?<p>What is la francophonie? Artists and politicians share their perspectives.<p>What's in a name? A young film director talks about his language and identity.<p>In Francophone regions of Canada, identity is deeply rooted in language, but how can they …

BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Exam Skills

‎Learn French ASAP on the App Store

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10 French Reading Resources and Exercises (Beginner to Intermediate)

Do you find it hard to match up spoken French with written French? If you do, that’s because written French is very different to spoken French. In …

French History

BBC - Languages - French - Déjà Vu - One Play. Two Audiences.

30 Famous Bilingual French Quotes

Fun and Interesting Sayings With English Translations<p>French quotes are a fun and interesting way to learn some French vocabulary. The quotes below …