Did You Know Series? Fun Facts about France, its people, language, culture and more…

The French word “Flamboyance” translates in English as “Flamboyance”. In both languages it means:   the tendency to attract attention because of one’s exuberance, confidence, and stylishness – Nothing new or noticeable here.

But do you know the less known meaning of “Flamboyance” in English?

Here’s a clue:

A group of flamingos is known in English as a flamboyance.

Bon week end à tous!

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Wake up your mind, learn a new language!

One of my favorite quotes about languages:

“There is no such thing as a dead language, only dormant minds”(Zafon, Carlos Luis. The Shadow of the Wind)

Wake up your mind!: Learn a new language. Any language is good for the mind, good for the soul. See our Failing French blog post about what wonderful things learning a new language will do to your mind.

There is no better day than today to start. We can help if you pick French. See our on line resources to learn French

Bon voyage!


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Failing French? Well done! Bravo!

speak_mediocre_frenchI simply could not resist posting an article published in the NY Times last week: The Benefits of Failing French by William Alexander. Please read the entire article by clicking on the link, you will love it!

In a nutshell, attempting to learn French AND failing is a good thing because you will literally end up smarter, and this,  regardless of your linguistic achievements.

So pick up a French book or why not start with a bilingual book?

Bonnes lectures! (That’s “Happy Readings!” for those of you just starting to learn)   smiley_french_flag


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