French films in the Public Domain

  Don’t feel as if you have to pay loads of money to find movies filmed in French.  You Tube has some gems, and some users have made playlists of short films.  The Internet Archive has French films (some of them silent films) that you can watch for free, and that are within the Public Domain. New to watching films in the Public Domain?  It can be a mixed bag,

In which I discover my French roots

Confession time: I have never “gotten” the whole obsession with Genealogy thing.  It seems like such a self-centered hobby, finding out a few people who relate to you and moving on.  I’m a Historian, thank you- I deal with meta-trends and conduct research that benefits us all. Unless your great grandmother was Queen Victoria, as far as I’m concerned, you need to get over yourself. I’m sucked into the genealogy

Your guide to French newspapers

If you’re looking for a way to speed up your comprehension of written French, reading from a French newspaper is one of the most effective (and cheapest) ways to do so.  For the past six months, Transparent Language Blog has compiled an extensive list of newspapers from across the country, and you can add them to your RSS feed for a daily dose of French. In addition to the French

Quel improvisation m’a appris sur la vie

Quand je vivais à Austin (la première fois-je suis totalement décidé de revenir), j’ai décidé de prendre la classe d’improvisation comique, également appelé « Improvisation. » J’étais fatigué de mener des programmes de formation des employés et de sentiment à perte quand quelqu’un m’a demandé un off le brassard ou question impolie. Et ce que j’ai appris de ces mois dans improv également appliquée à la vie en général. Mon