Faire la bise

6 July 2023

The French greeting is almost always complemented with ‘la bise’. Integral to French society, system and values you must know the rules and regulations to… Read More

La Pharmacie

5 March 2020

Although you may not think it, la pharmacie in France is completely different to our anglophone pharmacy. Find out all about la pharmacie in France. Read More

Au cinéma

27 February 2020

The South Korean film ‘Parasite’ recently won best picture at the Oscars and it got us thinking what language are people most intrigued about learning… Read More

A doctor’s appointment

1 October 2019

Seeing a doctor in France does sometimes seem like a daunting prospect. Here are some essential tips to make your French medical experience stress-free. Read More

L’école française

3 September 2019

French children are heading back to school and La Rentrée has begun, but how exactly does the French school system work? If you’re wondering what… Read More

Toolkit – Being active

21 March 2019

Being active It is safe to say that French life and culture is very different from the rest of the world. Typically the French are… Read More

Toolkit: Small Talk

1 February 2019

small talk Learning a language is incredibly rewarding. At Babylangues we know that learning French may seem challenging, but being able to speak… Read More

Toolkit: With the kids

2 January 2019

Since Babylangues is all about the relationship between an instructor and the children, we thought it would only be fitting to have this month’s toolkit… Read More

Toolkit: Le Nouvel An

18 December 2017

About to spend your first New Year’s Eve ('le Nouvel An' or 'Saint-Sylvestre') in France and unsure as to how to make the most of… Read More

Toolkit: Christmas Shopping

22 November 2017

Christmas will soon be upon us, a thought which turned our minds to the annual task of finding and buying presents for one’s friends and… Read More

Toolkit: Au Parc

31 October 2017

When working as a Babylangues instructor, going to the park is a fun way of adding a bit of variety and excitement into the children’s… Read More

Train Travel

28 July 2017

While it may seem like any other country, train travel in France has a long respected tradition and history to be aware of. Make sure… Read More

Café culture

23 May 2017

The French have a distinct café culture, that brings with it some basic rules. Once you know the ins and outs of going to a… Read More

Chez le dentiste

28 April 2017

Much like a trip to the doctors, the thought of going to see a dentist in France may seem a little intimidating at first. To… Read More


31 March 2017

For many people, a trip to the hairdressers can seem like a daunting prospect. Not to worry - we have put together this handy guide… Read More

Tongue Twisters

7 March 2017

This article on Tongue Twisters will come in particularly handy, not just to impress your French friends but also to improve pronunciation and grammar in… Read More

La Fromagerie

31 January 2017

Here are some tips to help you choose a good cheese so that you can head down to the local fromagerie or the cheese seller… Read More


31 December 2016

The postal service in France is called La Poste. It is the most important postal network in Europe. That however, does not make it any… Read More

French Products

30 November 2016

Going food shopping, what may seem like a simple task, presents some surprising obstacles. Read More

Choosing a good wine

4 July 2016

The world of French wine can be very confusing, so here are our simple guidelines to help you pick out a good bottle of wine… Read More