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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

December/January Quiz Winners $150 vouchers: Elliott Fitzjohn + Gillian Arbuthnott $100 vouchers: Maree Shaw + Graham Adams $ 50 vouchers: Robyn Brooks + Diane Smith + Sheri Pradel + Charlotte Stace November Quiz Winners $250 voucher: Harriet Looi $100 voucher: Jane Donald $50 vouchers: Corli Husselmann + Florence Lyons + Sandy Harman + Penelope Scott […]

How can I spend a few months or years in France?

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Here are a few ways to spend some time in France : – Working Holiday Visa: as a New Zealand citizen between the ages of 18 and 30, spend one year in France combining tourism study and work. – Work as an English assistant language in France for 6 to 9 months (if you are […]

I Love French Competition

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

1/ The French Embassy in New Zealand (i.e. “the Organiser”) will organise a quiz competition through its website, from April 1st 2010, consisting of two-monthly sets of 9 questions about French language and French culture. 2/ The first set of 9 questions entitled “Quiz N°1” will be open online to eligible entrants from April […]

What is the image of France in the world?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

According to a poll carried out for the BBC World Service (28,000 people questioned across 27 countries), France is one of the countries enjoying the most positive image in 2007. This popularity seems in part linked to France’s choice of using soft power rather than force in international conflicts. 50% of those polled regard France’s […]

fun to learn

Monday, June 27th, 2011

French is an easy language to learn, especially for English native speakers as 50% of English vocabulary is derived from French and 3221 words are strictly identical. It is easy to communicate in French after just a few lessons. French appeals to students because it is a melodious and romantic language. It is of great […]

Being able to speak French is a privilege. Why is this so?

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

You can relax by playing casino games at after your French lessons are over. You could win cash prizes. The French language has an enviable reputation all over the world. Wherever you travel, being able to speak French will label you as a discerning, well-educated person, whatever your proficiency level is. France has a […]

What makes France attractive in terms of career and professional opportunities?

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Its scientific, industrial, and economic know-how: France is the source of technological marvels such as the high-speed train, the smart card, the Ariane rocket, and Airbus planes. France is also the world’s fourth largest economy, home to world-class manufacturing groups such as Renault, Michelin, L’Oréal, Total, France Telecom, Carrefour, and many thousands of promising start-ups […]

a career asset

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Speaking French is an advantage for finding a job with the many multinational companies and organisations whose working language is French across a wide range of activities and businesses (retailing, automotive, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc.). As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. In […]

The language of culture

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

French is often considered as the language of culture. A French lesson is a cultural journey into fashion, gastronomy, the arts, architecture and science. A knowledge of French provides access to great works of literature, as well as films and songs. It is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Antoine de St Exupéry, Voltaire, Jean-Paul […]

Speaking French language; a long and still lively love story

Friday, January 4th, 2008

In 1066, William the Conquerer, Duke of Normandy, won the battle of Hastings and was crowned King of England. From this moment, speaking French language started to interact extensively with English. It was the beginning of a long love story between both languages, which is still very much alive, consisting of a huge number of […]