Coucou les French learners,
Today is la rentrée in France. French children go back to school and the beaches and holiday resorts are now empty until les prochaine grandes vacances, next summer holidays!
Read more information with numbers about going back to school in France. Also watch a video to find out if school is obligatoire, compulsory in 1 jour 1 actu article.
Booster le cerveau
The other day, my Dad shared this very interesting article about how to build a brain like a gymnast. The first thing that came was to READ! According to the author, Aytekin Tank “the world’s most successful people tend to have one thing in common: their thirst for knowledge and their love of books. Barack Obama reads an hour a day. Bill Gates reads one book a week.”
If you think reading in another language is too hard, start with with very easy books. Even one pleasant, satisfying experience can change your attitude. “In one study, English teachers in Korea who did not feel confident engaging in pleasure reading in English themselves were introduced to easy children’s readers and they became very enthusiastic about introducing reading into their classes (Cho, 2012).” Books with only a few words on each page are good a way to start with. Little by little, you will understand more and more language, and you will be able to read longer books.
Recently, I purchased some level 1 books from the book company CIDEB and I find the books are perfect to start reading in French.
Here is another great easy book to start with in French Brandon Brown dit la vérité by Carol Gaab.
Evan Williams says about reading: “The information we consume matters just as much as the food we put in our body. It affects our thinking, our behavior, how we understand our place in the world. And how we understand others.”
Now to boost your brain even more, here is an informative French article about the food you should add to your diet (to have your brain running at full speed!).
Learn French the natural way Season #4 is finally up and running!!! I am excited to share a new brand video telling a cute and fun story about a cat.
This short story is entitled Soupçon and comes from a lovely book by French author Bernard Friot , Histoires pressées.
My goal is to tell you stories taken from French books so that they are easier for you to understand and to read later on. I also hope it inspires you to read in French!
Happy French acquisition!
P.S. Got friends, family, colleagues or clients who want to become fluent in French? Share this with them, they’ll thank you for it :-)