May 2014

 The Best Burgers in Paris 

Author: Emily P.
Whilst hamburgers are often hailed as America's favourite national dish, it has to be admitted that nobody quite does burgers like the French. Paris is now home to some of the best gourmet burgers in the world, full of original flavours and unusual toppings, served in a variety of quirky settings. Luckily for you, we've done some (very delicious) research to find the most mouth-watering burgers Paris has to offer. READ MORE

 Daily French Slang that Just Might Throw You Off Guard 

Author: Reem B.
When you are learning a language through a course of lessons, especially when your teacher is a non native speaker, you often end up sounding like a textbook when you put your knowledge into practice and speak to actual natives. Unfortunately, this is more so the case in French than in other languages. As if French in its ''correct'', traditional form wasn't challenging enough to learn already, colloquial French involves a substantial amount of slang words, or argot, that can very easily throw you off guard or even sound like a different language altogether. READ MORE

 Innocent Expat Mistakes that Come Out Really, Really Wrong 

Author: Reem B.
When you communicate in a language that is not your own, you are bound to make mistakes. In fact, mistakes are the best way to learn the correct way of saying things. Sometimes we avoid asking how to say something completely, choosing instead to go for what we think it might be by translating from our native language as, more often than not, it is actually correct. If it isn't, the person with whom we are speaking usually responds with a little giggle and a correction which we then make an effort to remember. READ MORE