French Reading Tasks: Marie de France – Le Lai de Laüstic

… Take the time to review the following LEAF French Grammar lessons before reading the literary selection for this Module, in order to help you better understand the selection: LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Regular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Passé Simple (Historic Past Tense) – Irregular Verbs LEAF French Grammar: The Past Anterior … Marie de France Le […]

Terra: The Rich History of the Old World

… Something amazing about France and many other countries in Europe is that you can see just how astonishingly old the country is. Compared to the history of European countries, The United states’ history is just a blink. Of course I knew this before I went to France, but I never realized just how evident […]

Terra: French Style

… Maybe it’s a stereotype to say that the French are fashionable. Not all of them are. There are of course your average Joe’s who just wear jeans and tees all the time. The difference for me was that a larger amount of the population had higher fashion and/or beauty standards than the population in […]

Terra: Personal Space is a Relative Thing

… For anyone going to stay in France as more than just a tourist, it is important to realize something about the French people you may live with and befriend- they will not respect your ideals of personal space. The next time you interact with your friends, think about how far away you stand from […]

Terra: Versailles, Je Vous Adore

Terra: Versailles, Je Vous Adore

… My adventures in Versailles lasted from late October to mid-December. Versailles is a large city, which is about a ten minute drive from Paris… If there is no traffic. In reality it probably takes around a half hour to an hour if its rush hour, or there is always the train. The Versailles palace […]

Terra: In France, We Eat Well

… There are a lot of contradicting stereotypes about France I have heard over the years. Sometimes the first thing people think of is how snobby and perfectly thin all French people always seem to be. Others think of the most delicious crème brûlée, bagettes, fondue, and pinot noir. … … The truth is both […]

French Vocabulary: Cycling and The Tour de France

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Cycling and The Tour de France le vocabulaire français: le cyclisme et le Tour de France Cycling is popular around the world, and the Tour de France is the ultimate cycling competition. Cycling and Tour de France terms can create connections and facilitate international friendships. Study: If there’s one thing that […]

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – Epilogue

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – Epilogue … … After returning home from this trip, I really want to engage myself more in events that are going on in the world. I don’t want to dismiss anything just because it is happening “over there” and “not on my soil.” My soil now is Earth, and […]

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – Travel

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – Travel … … I would have to say, for my first international trip, I am very glad I had this wonderful opportunity to travel and see France for a generous 2 whole weeks! Flying was actually not as bad as I was expecting. I just wished I packed […]

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – History and Culture

Aero: Kimberly Gage – France 2015 – History and Culture … … France was beautiful and I would love to visit again! I was expecting very small villages and everything you would find in movies; this was the starting point for the foundation of what France was going to look like. Only difference was that […]

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