Re-bonjour à ma Version Française

(Click here to read this post in English.) Plus tôt ce mois, nous avons célébré une de nos traditions préférées. C’était le 6 janvier, l’épiphanie, donc nous avons mangé notre galette des rois, fait maison. Notre Galette des Rois Et oui, vous avez compris, ce n’est même pas écossais, cette tradition. Dans notre famille, entre… Continue reading Re-bonjour à ma Version Française

How Congo is More French than France (and one way it’s a bit like the Big Apple)

Before arriving in Congo we had high expectations. We were not coming to Africa for the first time - our year in Uganda had dispelled many of the apprehensions most people would have about life in the sub-Saharan continent. There was much to enjoy and appreciate there; we’d had a good lifestyle (although that is easier… Continue reading How Congo is More French than France (and one way it’s a bit like the Big Apple)

So you’ve learned French?  Now here’s how to actually speak it…

You've learned some French at school, maybe at university, or perhaps you've lived long enough in France or a francophone country to learn the language.  You can buy bread, order lunch, arrange a delivery, even sort things out over the phone with the electric company or the mairie.  But when it comes to having an… Continue reading So you’ve learned French?  Now here’s how to actually speak it…