Vive les vacances!

Vive les vacances!

Holidays… We look forward to them all year (il nous tarde qu’elles soient là toute l’année)! Here is some essential vocabulary for preparing for your holidays, in France or elsewhere. You will start by looking up the place you are going to (faire des...
Harry Potter… en français!

Harry Potter… en français!

Did you think the creatures and characters of Harry Potter were the same in French? Think again! Translators have done a good job of trying to convey the puns (les jeux de mots) in the famous best seller (un livre à succès, but we often use the English word best...
Moving house… in French!

Moving house… in French!

Sitting here surrounded by cardboard boxes, I have decided to procrastinate instead and share with you some useful vocabulary if you are moving house in France, or surrounded by a French spouse/in-laws/friends/neighbours… The first step of course is to find the...
Bristol Bordeaux Hanover Twinning Celebrations

Bristol Bordeaux Hanover Twinning Celebrations

This weekend saw the celebration of 70 years twinning ( le jumelage) between Bristol Bordeaux and Hanover. People took  part in two games for the occasion: they had to translate some false friends (faux amis) such as: une journée: a day, not a journey une librairie: a...
A few last poems by our students

A few last poems by our students

The theme of our competition this year was “Ponts, liens entre deux mondes” – Bridges, link between two worlds. We have received wonderful poems from our students which you will be able to discover on this blog in the next few weeks. Here is Helen’s poem, Le...