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.