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14 juillet 2016

Dear Readers & Guests,

Normally I would make a post for France’s national holiday – 14 juillet – or Bastille Day. Bastille Day fell on a Thursday this year – my weekly posting day. Would have been perfect! However, after the horrific events that took place that day in Nice, I could not bring myself to post. It felt wrong.

I’ve been trying to process all that has been happening. Not just the tragedy in Nice, but the tragedies that are unfolding everywhere in the world. It seems lately that there are new tragic events that happen almost daily. My heart is so heavy.

Please feel free to discuss in the comments. Any comments with hateful messages will not be approved.

Courtney

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Changes in French Spelling

The Académie Française announced today that starting in September, the spelling of over two thousand words is going to change. This change is supposedly to help make it easier to simplify words. I don’t know about you all, but I don’t like this. French is not my first language, it isn’t even my second language, and just like many of you I learned French in school and out of textbooks. I learned the various ways accented letters are pronounced. The Académie Française is doing away with the circumflex accent (^) and hyphens in some words.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this will help or hinder?

Sources: this page and CNN

You can read all the funny and serious tweets on the #ReformeOrthographe hashtag on Twitter.

 

Courtney

Bon Réveillon !

Bon Réveillon à tous et toutes ! Happy New Year, everyone! 
I will be back to posting, I promise. Please leave a comment for anything you’d like to see here. I will be posting weekly – once a week. It takes a lot of planning and prepping for every post, so bear with me. 🙂
Until then, have a happy and safe New Year! See you in 2016!
À bientôt !

Page Added

Hello Readers,

I have added a new page to the blog. A list of my references. A huge thank you to these wonderful authors. All of these books can be purchased on Amazon. Leave me a comment if you would like some recommendations!

Happy learning!

Courtney

Hello Again

Hello again, my faithful followers! I sincerely apologise for my nearly 6 month long hiatus. So much has been happening in my personal life, and my poor blog has had to take a back seat. But anyway, I have new ideas for this blog, and I’m coming back with a comic relief sort of peace offering. 🙂

The number 1 reason why I want to only teach children or adults – they want to learn! This is my new favourite video. 🙂

Apologies

Apologies, readers. I failed to notice that every sound file I post redirects to the French About main page. If you would like to hear the words I’ve been posting, here is the page with all the sound files in alphabetical order.

So sorry!

Small Announcement

My dear readers,

I apologise for the lack of posts lately. It’s been way too hot where I live to sit with the computer on, which creates more heat, and books on my lap to write a post. It literally takes me hours to write up a new post, and it’s been a bit too uncomfortable lately with this heat wave. But I will be back; I have not abandoned you!

À bientôt!
Courtney