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French pop music finds its voice with English language lyrics

Over the last three years, notes the Guardian, there has been a rise in the number of French artists choosing to sing in English, despite quotas requiring at least 40% of music played on radio stations to be in French. … Continue reading

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France: An English Teacher Who Wants Learning to be Fun

No, you haven’t misread the title. David has been teaching English for the last 8 years in the Centre d’étude des langues in the Châteauroux Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie (CCI). A former primary school teacher, he left England for … Continue reading

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French education minister finally admits defeat in battle against the English language

For generations, the French have fiercely guarded their language against the horreurs anglais. But France’s education minister yesterday admitted for the first time that the secret to success is speaking better English. Xavier Darcos claimed poor English is now a … Continue reading

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Le Prof Gets Inspected

M. Le Prof D’Anglais has been ‘inspected‘. Here’s what happened: “Your English accent is really good” (really?), “the kids obviously respect you” (because you were there and I’m bribing them) “it was a good lesson, you pass” (yyeeessss!!!) “and I’ll … Continue reading

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Le Monsieur Blogs about Teaching in France

Monsieur le Prof d’Anglais has done the decent thing and posted about me on his blog. What could I do but return the favour? Image courtesy of The Monsieur le Prof blog is an interesting and insightful account of … Continue reading

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