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French, Pierre de Coubertin and the Olympics

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The 2018 Olympics are upon us and let me preface this blog post by saying that I am a huge Olympics fan. Being a naturally competitive person, I am drawn…

Paul Bocuse: A French legend and culinary icon

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Paul Bocuse, embodied all that you think of when you think “Chef” — White coat, tall hat, bit of a play-boy, French. But he was much more than just one…

Grammar with Elodie — “U” vs. “OU”

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Bonjour à tous! Elodie Kaplan, our wonderful co-director of the learning center sits down with us and gives us grammar and pronunciation tips when learning French. In this series of…

Grammar with Elodie — the ins and outs of H’s and S’s

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Bonjour à tous! Elodie Kaplan, our wonderful co-director of the learning center sits down with us and gives us grammar and pronunciation tips when learning French. In this series of…

Sitting down with an old laureate, Jacob.

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  Let’s hear back from one of our old laureates: Jacob Hamburger! Back up: Apart from being the leading French language and cultural center of Chicago, for the last 35…

French Revolution Collection at the Newberry Library – and a Chance to Hone your Translation Skills!

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Did you know that a piece of French history sits just steps from the Alliance? Since the early 1960’s, our neighbor, The Newberry Library, has been home to a massive…

Women Warriors: A Dahomey story

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Who runs the world? Girls! Who runs the world? Girls! As we continue exploring other francophone countries and cultures, it’s hard not to pay respects to the all women warrior…

Grammar with Elodie — intonation and vowels

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Bonjour tout le monde! Elodie Kaplan, our wonderful co-director of the learning center sits down with us and gives us grammar and pronunciation tips when learning French. In this series…

 

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