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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Schools are going through a dark time... Last week, a Queensland teacher appreciate from all and passionate about her work, quitted her job after more than 30 years of teaching, for a single reason: Australian schools need to change! The teacher sent to the Courrier Mail and then shared on social media a thousand-word letter explaining the problems of schools nowadays: an over-charged school program overcrowded classrooms a too wide range of personal needs from students from many backgrounds a too high pressure from the press and parents In short: teachers become over-stressed and are victims of burnouts! The letter quickly became viral on Facebook ..
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
I wish a truly Happy Easter to all my dear French students! May your happiness be great, your troubles be few, and your Springtime dreams become true! I see you all after the break (Monday 28th March-1st April), and remind you that the next term is starting on Monday 11th April. I hope to see you then :) Meanwhile, enjoy this little French music video by Olivia Ruiz, ''La Femme Chocolat'' (literally, the Chocolate Woman), to stay in the chocolate...Easter spirit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUBwXuWeR_s Translation of the lyrics: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-femme-chocolat-chocolate-wo ..
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I am delighted to share some exciting news with you... As French Lessons Brisbane has been so successful, I have decided to extend the opportunity to learn and experience French nation-wide! The Brisbane school will soon become the national office of French Lessons Australia! The launch date is around the corner, so stay tuned and be ready to be amazed by all our new projects! Be sure that there will be something out for you in exclusivity, so let's keep in touch about these fantastic new opportunities arriving soon! Thank you all for your support and your motivation learning French, you have been wonderful students and I look f ..
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Why You Should Learn French When deciding to learn a new language, you probably know that there are many different languages available to you. So, how do you decide which language to choose? Basically, if you will be living in a new country or traveling frequently to the region, you will want to learn that language. However, you may also want to learn a new language to expand your horizons and be well versed in the language of another country. French is an ideal language to learn. There are many reasons why individuals learn to speak French on a rapidly increasing basis. Ideal for Those Who Engage In Business in France If doing business in France or a French-s ..
Monday, July 02, 2012
What is Brisbane Bastille Day? Brisbane Bastille Day is an important celebration on 14 July. It is celebrated around the world, including Brisbane, and represents freedom, equality and fraternity. Brisbane Bastille Day commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération. This festive occasion is a celebration for French communities around the world, including those in Australia. Brisbane, and other major Australian cities have strong French sub-cultures, which are derived from historical French influences, French migrants to Australia, and individuals who have travelled to and been exposed to France. On 14 July every year, French-Austra ..
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Cannes Film Festival 2012 The Cannes Film Festival, or as it is said in French, Le Festival International du Film de Cannes, is an annual international film festival held in Cannes (http://cannes-destination.fr/), France. The popularity of this festival attracts visitors and generates media coverage from around the world. Film and creative arts enthusiasts wait each year, in anticipation for this influential and inspiring event. Usually held in May each year, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, The 65th Cannes Film Festival will be held from 16 to 27 May, 2012. The official selection is announced in April each year, on the Festival's website, and a press confe ..
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
TGV High Speed Train TGV (http://www.tgv.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=2772) is an abbreviation for Train à Grande Vitesse, which is French for high-speed train, and it is the primary rail network in France. When Japan started to develop the ‘Bullet Train’ or Shinkansen in the 1950’s, France started to explore other technologies, so it too could provide a fast, reliable, safe and efficient means of public transport. The French government investigated various options including trains that acted like hovercrafts, and the end result, which has proven to be a popular investment, is the TGV trains. TGV trains operate on a conventional track, and th ..
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Who is Victor Hugo? Victor Hugo is one of the most famous and influential writers from France. His best and most notable works include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCHm5DURhMw&feature=related) in 1831, and Les Misérables (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oni72Fl7xaw&feature=fvst) in 1862. He was born in 1802, at Besancon in France. Victor Hugo was a poet, a dramatist and a novelist. He became interested in literary expressions and demonstrated a natural talent from a young age. As he grew older, he released more work, and by the age of thirty he already had many popular titles to his name. His writing was very versatile, and he ..
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Who is Edith Piaf? Edith Piaf is the most famous singer from France, and her most popular songs were ‘La vie en rose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzEJ7NV_g98)’, ‘Milord (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00o1_zUync&ob=av3n), je ne regrette rein’, and a duet she sang with Theo Sarapo: ‘A quoi ça sert l’amour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtnTaUcMLjA)’. In addition to being an amazing singer, with a beautiful voice and an inspiring stage presence, her life and work as a performer captivated a nation and really resembled the lifestyle of Paris as a city at the time. Her life wasn’t always easy, but ..

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