Folium: Spanish Researchers to Train FIFA Referees With 3D Technology via Engadget

(Image via Element Technica) Folium: Spanish Researchers to Train FIFA Referees With 3D Technology via Engadget Did you know that in Europe, “soccer” is called “futból”? Now… can we never state the obvious again? We all know… On the other hand, are you familiar with FIFA? This one might be a little more specific, and […]

French Vocabulary: Breakfast

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Breakfast le vocabulaire français: le petit déjeuner Words most often associated with breakfast. Learn what French speakers eat at mealtimes and how they eat it. Study: Everyone needs to eat! Items eaten at breakfast (le petit déjeuner) can vary greatly from country to country.  Each country, city, and region can have […]

Folium: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke via Lifehacker

(Image via Lifehacker.com) Folium: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke via Lifehacker Folium often discusses the benefits, and in most cases, the necessity, of world travel. Every single one of us should have the experience of traveling the world and gaining the perspective that it provides regardless of age, sex, profession, or financial […]

French Vocabulary: Cafés and Restaurants

Identify: French Vocabulary: Cafés and Restaurants le vocabulaire français: les cafés et les restaurants Eating out in cafés (les cafés) and restaurants (les restaurants) is a tradition that transcends all countries and cultures! Learning the right words to use while eating out can help you discover great food and how to eat it! Study: Those […]

French Grammar: Asking Questions – Inversion

Identify: French Grammar: Asking Questions – Inversion la grammaire française: poser les questions – l’inversion Asking questions is an important skill in any language, including French!  We ask questions to find out information, clarify information, and learn more detailed information.  There are several ways to ask questions in French.  Some questions are Yes-No Questions and […]

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Folium: Twitter and Language Evolution in Cities via NewScientist

Folium: Twitter and Language Evolution in Cities via NewScientist We’ve covered the genesis of new and interesting words before, but for the first time in human civilization we now have the capacity to watch the evolution of language in real time! In the past, and as recent as the last few decades, linguists would study […]

French Vocabulary: Academic Subjects

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Academic Subjects le vocabulaire français: les matières Schools and universities have specific nouns for programs and classes. Utilize the correct names for classes, programs, and degrees. Study: You’ll find that academic areas of study are very similar all over the world! Students often discuss their interests and academic majors, and being […]

French Vocabulary: Classroom Commands

Identify: French Vocabulary: Classroom Commands (les consignes de classe) Often, your French professor will use different expressions to ask you to do certain things in class.  It’s important to be able to recognize the meanings of these expressions so that you can follow your professor’s instructions correctly! Connect: “Salut! Je m’appelle Georges et j’étudie le […]

French Grammar: C’EST vs IL EST / ELLE EST

Identify: French Grammar: C’EST vs. IL EST / ELLE EST la grammaire française: C’EST vs. IL EST / ELLE EST In French, the grammatical construction C’est is used to identify people with a noun, whereas the grammatical construction Il est / Elle est is used to describe a person. Both of these types of constructions […]

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French Grammar: Adjective Agreement

Identify: French Grammar: Adjective Agreement la grammaire française: l’accord adjectif Making nouns (les substantifs) and adjectives (les adjectifs) match each other in number and gender is extremely important when learning French. Matching nouns and adjectives in French is called adjective agreement (l’accord adjectif). French is not like English! If you don’t watch grammatical number (le nombre) and gender (le […]

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