Cheese fondue is a specialty of Switzerland and of both Savoie and Haute-Savoie (fondue savoyarde) in the French Alps. However, the recipe we present here calls for Swiss cheeses. Fondue is most often made from cheese alone, but adding some boletus (or any other mushroom), makes it even more delicious.
Learn French while cooking and enjoy this recipe in English or in French!...Read More
Are you fearful about learning French? Put your fears aside!
Some of our new students at Learn French at Home tell us that they are quite intimidated in learning the language of Molière, Voltaire and Rousseau, that they consider to be a very classy and academic language. Find below some explanations on how to learn the French language by putting your fears aside…
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In a previous post we provided a list of “Say’s” and “Don’t say’s” of typical French language mistakes that are the result of translating directly and literally from English to French.
These common errors are what differentiate a French native speaker from a foreign French speaker. In this post, we continue with a second list of some of these useful verbs and expressions (published...Read More
When you visit Paris, you want to feel comfortable in your environment. French culture is very much different from what you are accustomed to. This 5 step guide will not only help make your visit to Paris more enjoyable, it will also save you money!
1. Learn How To Speak French Before You Visit Paris
Far too many people travel to France without...Read More
We are continuing our series of lists of expressions (published in French Accent Magazine) that one should and should not say if one wants to speak like a French person and be understood immediately by the French.
Many of the typical mistakes made by non-native speakers are the result of translating everyday English expressions directly and literally into French. It doesn’t...Read More
Which French verb to use when you’re visiting a place, a friend, or a professional.
In English, we can use the verb ‘to visit’ for a place, a person, or a doctor.
However, in French, le verbe visiter is only used when a traveler is doing some sightseeing, a guided tour, or a house:
Je visite la Tour Eiffel aujourd’hui. = I’m visiting the Eiffel Tower today.
Demain, je vais...Read More
Through our experience at Learn French at Home teaching French to adults most of whom have either moved to France or else wish to do so, we regularly hear a number of common and very typical mistakes or what you could also call an unusual turn of phrase that most often results from translating directly and literally from English to French. These common errors are what differentiate a...Read More