Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in...

Québécois Idioms

Se faire griller la couenne -

Quand il fait beau, j'adore me faire griller la couenne.
When it's sunny, I love to roast my (pork) skin.
It obviously means to sunbathe.
In French...

French Cartoons for Kids

Looking for some French cartoons for your child to view? Here are some suggestions below, originating from either France or Canada. Episodes are often available on YouTube or dvds can be purchased...

Cajun or Creole?

(Photograph of Jackson Square in New Orleans by Robert Giglio)

When strolling through the French Quarter, you’ll notice several obvious connections to its namesake motherland. Many of the...

LOL

Learning French is one thing, but French on the internet - in chatrooms, forums, text messaging (SMS), and email can seem like a completely different language. Fortunately, help is at hand. Here...