Category Archives: French Language and Culture

Become an English Language Teaching Assistant in Wallis-and-Futuna, deadline September 16

Australian university students of French: applications are open for an English Teaching Assistantship on the Francophone South Pacific island of Wallis-and-Futuna. From the French Embassy website: One position is available in 2017 for an English Language Assistant in Wallis-and-Futuna. Introduction

Become an English Language Teaching Assistant in Wallis-and-Futuna, deadline September 16

Australian university students of French: applications are open for an English Teaching Assistantship on the Francophone South Pacific island of Wallis-and-Futuna. From the French Embassy website: One position is available in 2017 for an English Language Assistant in Wallis-and-Futuna. Introduction

French regional languages

French is far from the only native language of France! From Hexagonal languages such as Basque and Breton to offshore tongues like Corsican, the linguistic landscape of France is far from uniform. The following is an introduction to some  French regional languages:

French regional languages

French is far from the only native language of France! From Hexagonal languages such as Basque and Breton to offshore tongues like Corsican, the linguistic landscape of France is far from uniform. The following is an introduction to some  French regional languages:

Fête de la Musique Melbourne, June 16-19

The Alliance Française’s annual Fête de la Musique is coming to Melbourne this month! Book your tickets here. From the Alliance site: Presented by the Alliance Française Melbourne, France Alumni and hosted by DJ Edd Fisher, a key figure in Melbourne’s music

Fête de la Musique Melbourne, June 16-19

The Alliance Française’s annual Fête de la Musique is coming to Melbourne this month! Book your tickets here. From the Alliance site: Presented by the Alliance Française Melbourne, France Alumni and hosted by DJ Edd Fisher, a key figure in Melbourne’s music

Cannes 2016: Ken Loach, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Xavier Dolan win

In a second win for the British director Ken Loach, his I, Daniel Blake has picked up the Palme d’or, the most prestigious award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows a widowed Manchester carpenter who must turn to

Cannes 2016: Ken Loach, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Xavier Dolan win

In a second win for the British director Ken Loach, his I, Daniel Blake has picked up the Palme d’or, the most prestigious award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows a widowed Manchester carpenter who must turn to

Some darling regional French phrases

Ever heard any of these adorably odd phrases in action? Here are some handy sayings local to various regions in France: Thanks to Zoom On for this infographic.

Some darling regional French phrases

Ever heard any of these adorably odd phrases in action? Here are some handy sayings local to various regions in France: Thanks to Zoom On for this infographic.

The French Film Festival is on!

It’s that time of year again! The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2016 starts today. Time to don your chicest clothes, call up your fellow francophiles and head to the cinema to immerse yourself in French culture. Until March 24,

The French Film Festival is on!

It’s that time of year again! The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2016 starts today. Time to don your chicest clothes, call up your fellow francophiles and head to the cinema to immerse yourself in French culture. Until March 24,

The Year in Review

It’s been a huge year at French at Melbourne, in French Studies at Melbourne Uni and especially in France. For reasons happy and sad, momentous and playful, we blogged our way through 2015. The year began with a wonderfully successful

The Year in Review

It’s been a huge year at French at Melbourne, in French Studies at Melbourne Uni and especially in France. For reasons happy and sad, momentous and playful, we blogged our way through 2015. The year began with a wonderfully successful

French Matters

Here at French at Melbourne we love a good infographic, especially one that tells us how and why French “matters”: Infographic courtesy of inlingua.

French Matters

Here at French at Melbourne we love a good infographic, especially one that tells us how and why French “matters”: Infographic courtesy of inlingua.

Action in the wake of the Paris attacks

As all our readers well know, on November 13 2015, 130 innocent people were killed, and 368 injured, in Paris. The attacks on the Bataclan theatre, Stade de France and 11th-arrondissement restaurants were shocking not just for their volume and

Action in the wake of the Paris attacks

As all our readers well know, on November 13 2015, 130 innocent people were killed, and 368 injured, in Paris. The attacks on the Bataclan theatre, Stade de France and 11th-arrondissement restaurants were shocking not just for their volume and