If I had known that learning French is fun, I would have gone to IS-AIX a long time ago.
Perhaps it’s fun now because I’m in one of the most beautiful towns in France: Aix-en-Provence.
Learning French is fun
Perhaps French is fun because I love weekend markets.
Or it’s fun because boulangeries and chocolate shops are showing off in a most extravagant way.
The school where I’m taking lessons, IS Aix-en-Provence, is surely the reason that learning French is fun this time around. Classes are small and the instructors are enthusiastic and encouraging.
Outside activities are part of the weekly plan so students can explore Aix; tour nearby towns; join cooking classes; or, as I did this week, play pétanques.
Even when we’re told to learn passé compose, it’s fun at IS Aix. For example my first week:
J’ai rencontré des étudiants du monde entier.
Nous avons appris à parler Français dans de petites classes.
Je suis allée au centre-ville parce-que c’était à proximité.
For more information about learning French in Aix-en-Provence visit www.is-Aix.com
(To read more)_ It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love? In French class today at IS Aix-en-Provence we dove into a treasure chest of words and phrases the French use to express their feelings of love. Would your heart go pitter-patter if your loved one called you “ma Puce” (my Flea)? If someone said “avoir un cœur d’artichaut*” is it a compliment? (*fall in love easily). I was surprised to be told that perfume tops the gift list for Saint Valentine’s Day in France, not a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Flowers are always good. Lingerie is even better –in red, of course. Restaurants and cafes are packed for the occasion. Boulangeries are stacked with heart-shaped, chocolate-filled, cream-puffed, decadent delicacies of every description.
Categories: Around France, Blog, Learning French
Fabulous post, Deb!!! Sounds like you are getting down to the nitty gritty! En avant!
Oh yes! And there’s so much more to learn. I may make Aix my second home!
I went to college in Aix many years ago. Would love to go back!!
You should do that! Hope you enjoy looking at the post and remembering your time in Aix. Thanks for touching base.
So happy for you. I enjoyed those classes very much. Then you have get a small dog as a real French lady.
Yes! I’d love to have a tiny dog to carry around with me. I’m afraid I’m traveling too much. Glad you can help speak for the school in Aix. I’m looking forward to a return visit already.
Oo la la ! I am so happy for you. It is sounding like an absolutely fabulous experience. I may just have to do this myself!
Liane, you would love it. We should tack onto our tour and do it all together for a week…what fun!
I have a yearning to do this too and this sounds the perfect place to learn.
Deb that sounds like a great idea. I’m in!
Yes! We’re working on it. Counting on seeing you again.
Next year! We’re talking about an add-on to a tour. Stay tuned…
Sounds like the perfect relaxed setting for learning – looks beautiful!
This is perfect for me. Very relaxed, professional and friendly. Love everything about it!
OH!!! My heart is aching as I see those pictures–a memoir of my own time in Aix last October. J’ai vu Georges, le patron de pétanque!! And the IS-Aix classrooms…such fond memories. Please say Bonjour to Felicia and Carin if they are there!!
Lol! I’m sure I’ll feel the same after this is over. I gave your message to Emmanuelle. I didn’t have your name, but she recognized your photo! Oui, j’adore Georges!
One week down, one to go….but you’re having such fun, you may want to Stay!
You would love this! Maybe we can come back together. My hostess is fab, too. Hope she’ll visit in Uzès.