Frenchify Your Friday – Number 53


Frenchify your Friday By Reading Something French

Last week’s Frenchify Your Friday anniversary was an excellent opportunity for me reacquaint myself with the French Friday topics I’d written about over the year.

That also meant that I had a chance to consider the topics that I’ve missed – and I’ve got to tell you that there were a few surprises on that particular list! Some ideas were so obvious, I really can’t believe I hadn’t shared them with you.

One of the ideas I’m surprised I missed was reading something in French. I’d covered reading books about France but hadn’t taken it that one step further.

So this week, why not Frenchify Your Friday and challenge yourself to take in a little bit of French language practice.

Whether you choose a book or a blog or even a newspaper, reading it in French will definitely bring a little piece of France into your day.

And don’t worry if it takes you ages or requires quality time with a French/English dictionary – that will just add to the fun!

All the best for a fabulous Friday.

Until next time – au revoir.


About Janelle

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4 thoughts on “Frenchify Your Friday – Number 53

  • Taste of France

    I look forward to seeing what your next suggestions will be!
    If somebody wants a French ear worm, try listening to Johnny Hallyday, Christophe Mae, Stromae, Olivia Ruiz (from Carcassonne!). More challenging: Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens.

  • Claire

    When I was in Monoprix (in Paris) I found a series of children’s books on French history. I bought myself a few and try and read a page on a regular basis. Because they are aimed at 6-8 year olds, the language is not to difficult to work out before I need the dictionary.
    You can also subscribe to a website called French News, Spoken Slowly. You can listen, follow along with text and highlight more difficult words to get a definition/translation.

    • Janelle Post author

      Welcome home Claire. I hope you had an amazing trip. One of the women in my French class is a big fan of Slow News. Now that I have your recommendation as well I’m definitely going to have to check it out!