French Language


Wanting To Learn French? Here Are My Top Three Tips

Scotty and I have recently returned from a fabulous trip to Canada. We loved the people, the food and, of course, the gorgeous scenery.  And I loved the opportunity to test how far my French language skills had come since our last visit to France, earlier this year.  If I’m being candid, most of the […]

Wanting to learn French

Questions Require Answers

Questions Require Answers

Time for a change of pace today. As I’ve shared so many times before, I love, love, love it when Distant Francophile readers reach out to me with questions. I’m always happy to answer these queries. After all, questions require answers. Regardless of the topic – style, confidence, packing for France, potential itineraries, French culture […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 49

I’ve started back at French lessons again. Hmmm – right now, I’m imagining all of you rolling your eyes and wondering if I am actually the slowest learner on the planet… It turns out that although I appear to be eternally inept, I really enjoy the process of learning the French language. I don’t even […]

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French inspiration

Finding French Inspiration – In April

Well, the year continues to fly along. I seriously can’t believe it is April already. But as the days get shorter here in Australia, I’m finding more and more time to track down some excellent French inspiration that I can’t wait to share with all of you. So let’s jump straight in. On Paris Earlier […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 16

  I’m about to start French language lessons again and I’m really quite excited about that fact. I love the actual process of trying to learn a second language. But, I have to tell you, I’m surprised – and perhaps a little disappointed – at how much I’ve forgotten since our time at the French […]

Learning to speak French? Try French immersion

Learning To Speak French

  I’m so excited to let you know that we are back in Paris. We’ve checked into one of our favourite Parisian hotels, on Rue de Rivoli. Rooms here have the most spectacular views of the Tuilerie gardens and we know from our time here last year that it a perfect hotel for one night’s […]