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Mon dieu! We speak French

Mon dieu! We speak French Louise Roddon and her family learn French in the Loire. I am trying out my favourite conversational nugget, used on countless French trips ever since my son was born. “J’ai un petit fils qui s’appelle Felix.” It’s only 10 minutes into our family course at the Coeur de France Ecole …

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School’s in for the summer

School’s in for the summer How would your children react if you told them they were going on a French course in the holidays? John Clare’s weren’t keen, until they arrived in class. A vacation with homework. To the average middle-school student it might sound like a nightmare. But for lifelong learners who wish they’d …

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School’s in for the summer

School’s in for the summer How would your children react if you told them they were going on a French course in the holidays? John Clare’s weren’t keen, until they arrived in class. I can’t believe my ears. My nine-year-old son, completely unprompted, is standing in a chateau in France, doing his best to strike …

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Immersing themselves in village life, three generations of American women study more than language

Immersing themselves in village life, three generations of American women study more than language By Becca Hensley SANCERRE, France — We arrive in Sancerre, a renowned wine village two hours south of Paris, with wolves in our bellies. While hunger can be a good thing in a town known for its food and wine, on …

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