The ultimate guide to the passé composé (and a handy rule)

Dr and Mrs Vandertrampp

“Please don’t use the passé simple tense in your essay.” This is the first sentence our professor told us, a group of French college students, as we were about to take an exam. “Most French college students don’t know how to use the passé simple properly”, he went on. My professor was right. Most French …


19 French TV channels you can watch online from anywhere

19 French Tv Channels You Can Watch Online

Watching French TV is one of the best ways to learn vocabulary and improve your understanding of the French language and culture. The only problem is that finding French TV channels you can watch online  can be challenging, most of all if you don’t live in France. That’s why I’ve done all of the hard work for you and …


The best French translators (and why you can’t trust them)

French translation

French translators are practical. They help you quickly understand what you read and communicate more easily. Can you trust their translations, though? That’s what I wanted to find out, so I decided to ask the most popular free online translation apps to translate a simple dialogue from English, into French. Which free online translation apps …


From Horror to Laughter: The 14 French Tv Shows Every Learner Should Watch

French tv shows

Do you ever wish you could just sit back, relax and upload the knowledge of French to your brain? I’m sure it’ll be possible one day, but in the meantime why not simply watch a French TV show? You’ll learn a lot about French culture, laugh and maybe cry, but most importantly, you’ll improve your understanding …


Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter sign

France has a long history of racism, police brutality and oppression against Black people. That’s something I never wrote about because I didn’t know what to say. I’m still not sure what to say. Growing up in France as a white kid, I always knew that Black people and minorities were treated differently. I could see my …