Say it in French Language School

Hiver 2018

Bonjour les étudiants,
Je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse année! Hope you are staying cozy and warm and perhaps enjoying a good French book or film from time to time. We are reading ON ATTEND LES ENFANTS by Madeleine Chapsal in Book Club Class. She is one of our favorite authors. Speaking of enfants, we received a short but lively visit from Daniel now working in Hong Kong, and I flew to New York to see Michael, Erin and the grandpups. A fun trip, but it was good to get back to balmy Oregon.

Still teaching at PCC. The students keep getting younger and younger. I enjoy their vitality. I also do some subbing for Oregon Episcopal School as well as private lessons with children and adults.

Our house in Monflanquin is on AirBnB.  Check out the link and pictures of the house here. I am learning about French house maintenance, and the plumber is my  new best friend. We left our shared partnership house in the village, and as this house located near house #1 is all mine, so is all the responsibility. Perhaps there will be a sequel to MY LITTLE FRENCH VILLAGE still available on Amazon.

Please write and tell me your news. I would be delighted to help you with your French or planning a trip to France.

Be well. Vous êtes formidable!

Thank you as always for your support.

— Giselle

MY LITTLE FRENCH VILLAGE is now available on Amazon for $15 which includes shipping and handling.

Recommended Picks:

Cooking Programs
French Cooking at home on the Cooking Channel

Recreational Reading
We've always had Paris and Provence by Patricia and Walter Wells
All You Need To Be Impossibly French by Helena Firth Powell
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Into a Paris Quartier
by Diane Johnson
Un aller simple
by Didier van Cauwelaert
L'elegance du herisson by Muriel Barbery
Malaussene Saga by Daniel Pennac
      •  Au bonheur des ogres

      •  La fée carabine
      •  La Petite Marchande de Prose
      •  Monsieur Malaussène
      •  Aux Fruits de la Passion

Nuts in the Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis

Gorgeously written new cook book by one of our favorite cooks living in France. How to add nuts and nut oils to your cooking in delicious creative ways.

The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

Practice Makes Perfect Series includes books on French Vocabulary, French Pronouns and Prepositions, and French Grammar

The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary

French Films
Romantics Anonymous
Paris, Je t'aime
Mon Meilleur Ami
Apres vous
Monsieur Ibrahim
Les Choristes

Please send us your favorites and your recommendations and we will include them!

Here are some bread recipes from my sabbatical at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Americans write about living in Paris and share insights and info  perhaps not readily accessible to tourists
short audio recordings to practice listening comprehension.
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