Category Archives: Studying French

Understanding the origins of languages

Languages do not simply spring out of nowhere. From Latin to Early German to Sanskrit and beyond, languages which are no longer in use linger on in the languages we speak today. Contemporary languages feed into each other, including French and English

Understanding the origins of languages

Languages do not simply spring out of nowhere. From Latin to Early German to Sanskrit and beyond, languages which are no longer in use linger on in the languages we speak today. Contemporary languages feed into each other, including French and English

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:

“Bonjour.” “Hello.”

If you’re travelling, sometimes the tiniest effort to speak the native language can make all the difference. Here’s how to greet others in twenty-one languages. Infographic courtesy of Living Language.

“Bonjour.” “Hello.”

If you’re travelling, sometimes the tiniest effort to speak the native language can make all the difference. Here’s how to greet others in twenty-one languages. Infographic courtesy of Living Language.

What are the hardest languages to learn?

Hmmm, I’m not sure many of us would classify French as “easy”, but according to this infographic, we’ve made a strategic language learning choice! Do you speak any of the other languages on this chart? Do you agree with the difficulty assessments?

What are the hardest languages to learn?

Hmmm, I’m not sure many of us would classify French as “easy”, but according to this infographic, we’ve made a strategic language learning choice! Do you speak any of the other languages on this chart? Do you agree with the difficulty assessments?

Giveaway: 100 French books for free

One of our dear readers is moving house and is offering up to 100 free French books to any of their fellow French at Melbourne-ites who can come and pick them up! The books are for pick-up from Balwyn- get in

Giveaway: 100 French books for free

One of our dear readers is moving house and is offering up to 100 free French books to any of their fellow French at Melbourne-ites who can come and pick them up! The books are for pick-up from Balwyn- get in

The Nine Circles of Plagiarism Hell

It’s not a fun thing to talk about, but it’s an important one. Plagiarism involves intellectual theft, ranging from references to another’s work without correct citation to full-blown word-for-word copying. Plagiarism can take many forms, and some are even accidental,

The Nine Circles of Plagiarism Hell

It’s not a fun thing to talk about, but it’s an important one. Plagiarism involves intellectual theft, ranging from references to another’s work without correct citation to full-blown word-for-word copying. Plagiarism can take many forms, and some are even accidental,

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 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

Study and productivity tips to power through your degree

Getting a university education is hard. It’s supposed to be, otherwise it wouldn’t be such an impressive feat. But there is some wonderful and honest advice out there to help you get the most out of your study experience and make

Study and productivity tips to power through your degree

Getting a university education is hard. It’s supposed to be, otherwise it wouldn’t be such an impressive feat. But there is some wonderful and honest advice out there to help you get the most out of your study experience and make