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Running a business in France © Alexi TAUZIN - Fotolia

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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Laduree Royale restaurant in Paris

Planning to go out for dinner in France? Here is all the French vocabulary you’ll need to order fluently at a French restaurant

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Radio © Rafal Glebowski / Dreamstime

One of the best ways to pick up the French language is to listen to French radio, but if you are a complete beginner it can be difficult. So here are 23 words you will hear on the radio in France to get you started

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16 festive French words

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The beautiful Christmas tree takes centre stage inside the Galeries LaFayette department store in Paris © Fotolia

With the festive season upon us here are 16 different French words to help you get in the Christmas spirit

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Visiting the doctor © Fotolia

Need to visit the doctor or pharmacy in France? Here are 22 French words and phrases to help you explain your illness

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5 ways to say ‘I love you’ in French

Friday, October 23, 2015
Tell your loved one how you feel in French

Feeling romantic? Express your emotions in French, the language of love

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DIY in France © Dreamstime

Planning to undertake a renovation project or do some DIY in France? Here are 21 French words that you will need to know

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Parfum de France language school

Ever thought about trying a French language immersion course? We sent Ian Moore to a language school in the Loire Valley to find out what an immersion course involves and if it works

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Read French news © Tomnex / Dreamstime.com

If you have mastered French but want to maintain your language skills then our 6 tips for advanced learners will help you to continue to improve your French

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Meeting with other French speakers © Stuart Key / Dreamstime

If you have mastered the basics but are struggling to find the time to improve your French vocabulary then our 6 tips for intermediates will help you continue your language learning

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Learning French for beginners © Fotolia

If you are struggling to find time to revise French grammar books then our 6 tips for learning French will help you fit your language-learning around your busy life

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Citron © Rita Strik

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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Setting up your water supply in France © fotolia

Do you know how to say ‘meter reading’ or ‘peak hours’ in French? Here are 20 French words to help you set up your gas, electricity, water and telephone supplies in France

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Strawberry

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

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Banking in France © Dreamstime

Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system

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Test your French: animal names game

Friday, March 6, 2015
Test your French

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each animal in this fun game of Pairs.

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© iStock

Pretentious, moi? If you want to sound like a wordsmith par excellence, sprinkling your casual conversation with these Gallic words is certainly de rigueur

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Find valuable information, expert advice and real-life experiences to help you with all the practicalities of living in France. Topics covered include; working in France, retirement, healthcare, tax, finance and education.

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