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Language alters experience of time
Académie Française allows feminisation of job titles
In France, the issue of the feminisation of the names of professions has been a recurring debate, at times lively. In a perhaps unexpected move, the Académie française, guardian of the language of Molière, has agreed in principle to the adoption of feminine titles where these don't already exist.
Language alters experience of time
Language alters our experience of time
An interesting article that reports how bilinguals not only have the ability to switch between two languages, but how each language can influence how they perceive time in terms of the future and the past.
Jalouse (☞imdb)
This comedy is centred around a middle-aged woman whose life is falling apart because of her jealousy of everybody around her. It's funnier than it sounds!

You can find my review in the Comedy section of my Cinema pages.
After Winter, Spring
After Winter, Spring (☞imdb)
If you find the French country life appealing, you should love this documentary that follows the lives of a group of family farmers in the Périgord region of southwest France.

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
Drops app
Podcast Français Facile
Podcasts are great listening practice and this site offers a large number of dialogues at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It is also possible to select content based on the DELF levels A1 through to C1.
Drops app
Yet another app to help you with your French. This time it’s dedicated to vocabulary. As is increasingly the case these days, it’s subscription based with limited free content to entice you in. However, with five minutes of free content a day it provides you with a useful regular vocabulary refresher. There are prompts inviting you to upgrade to a subscription and occasional advertisements.
News in Slow French
News in Slow French
The short video on the home page of this site offers you a way of moving on from a plateau, that's to say you've reached a certain level but want to improve. The idea is to achieve a degree of immersion by listening to the daily news.
Fast Company
Three Ways Learning A New Language Helps Your Brain
"Don’t worry if you never get those conjugations right. Language-learning can make you a more creative-problem solver."

Another article describing the benefits of learning a second language.
Lawless French
Why learn another language ?
"Learning a foreign language does more than just make it possible to order coffee or beer in another country – although that part is definitely great! While learning a new language can be difficult, it’s also fascinating and offers many benefits and advantages even to armchair travellers."
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