Could You Repeat That Please?

Could You Repeat That Please?

Jane Hunt, French resident for 7 years, provides some advice on improving your French listening skills: As a teenager, I was on holiday in France with my parents in the windy Vendée and I needed to buy a hair clip. I looked up the word, “barrette”, in the dictionary... read more
La Prime d’Activité – The Work Bonus!

La Prime d’Activité – The Work Bonus!

So what on earth is it? La prime d’activité is a financial aid aimed at encouraging people to work and supporting the purchasing power of workers with modest incomes. It is calculated on the basis of a quarterly declaration. The payment of the premium takes into... read more
Becoming Bilingual – a How to Guide!

Becoming Bilingual – a How to Guide!

One of the most common questions people ask me as an expatriate is: “How did you become bilingual?” The funny thing is, it’s often difficult to explain how I got to where I am now. I know I worked hard and I practiced as much as possible but one day... read more