I had a really, really hard time understanding spoken, spontaneous French outside the classroom. For anyone learning French, I’m here to tell you to forget all the grammar and writing exercises and listen up to what I have to say below. Comprehension needs to be your focus if you plan on spending any time in a French-speaking country.
I bought a Le Creuset Dutch oven last week because my houseguest wanted to cook for us. And I love it.
Oui In France has a birthday this month! I’m sharing some of the most popular posts over the years as well as my faves.
Customer service in France? The customer is almost always wrong. It’s often frustrating to get even minor issues resolved and French companies seem to have a different definition of “service” than American companies. So for me, France is NOT winning in the customer service department.
A recent YouTube video I watched the other day on Americans and exaggeration got me thinking… are Americans overly enthusiastic? Is that a bad thing? Is it something that makes us endearing?
So over the past couple of weeks, I’ve happily sampled a variety of Natsu products and am sharing my thoughts here.
Here’s more on Natsu Foods and why I think it’s a brand you should check out.
If you’re anything like me, after living in a country where English isn’t the native language, you’ll start to a notice a phenomenon that I like to call “WTF is going on!?” You’ll notice yourself searching for words that were once at the tip of your tongue, second-guessing your spelling and experiencing somewhat frequent brain farts.
But, and then of course there’s a but, a little quirk emerges that clearly crosses him over into French territory. What kind of French quirks am I talking about?
Salut, salut, mes amis! It’s Monday…. and this is Monday Mishmash — where I update you on what’s been going on around here, updates on the blog, links from around the web, and any other random stuff I feel like throwing at you!
Since moving to France, my overall shopping habits have shifted a little bit at the grocery store, while shopping online and even out and about at shops in town. What specifically has changed and why?
Back in college, I vividly remember getting dressed one morning before a haircut appointment I had with a new stylist….
It’s giveaway time! Earlier this month, Oui In France hit 1,000 fans on Facebook! To thank you for your continued support, I’m sending you out a little package I put together!
Everyone says that the USA is the land of opportunity… but not for everything! Here’s a list of things I can do in France that I can’t in the USA.
Here’s my list of pros and cons of the teaching assistant program in France along with some info about what it is exactly.
Ever browse the French dessert aisle? It’s my favorite section of the grocery store and here’s why!
You can’t NOT think of wine when thinking about France and if you’re in a wine kind of mood, you’re…
After living in France for over four years now, I’ve learned that your accent is only an obstacle if you allow it to become one. Most of the time having an accent in French is a good thing!
As expats, we’re probably annoying from time to time to those back home, to those in our new country and even to those we live with (*cough, cough*). Here are the top 7 annoying things expats do.
Happy Monday! Here’s Monday Mishmash coming at you for 3/21/16.
Crutches in France and the USA are not the same. Learn from my mistakes!