Cultural topics for French learners

The history and growth of the French language

Aug 09, 2023

The history and growth of the French language

Though Contemporary Modern French has been in use since about the 19th century, this represents just the last stage of...

A couple in the mountains of Switzerland is getting married

Aug 03, 2023

How to get married in Switzerland: A guide for foreigners

There’s no doubt that Switzerland can provide a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Whether you want to celebrate your...

The Swiss identity card: What it is and how it works

Aug 02, 2023

The Swiss identity card: What it is and how it works

Having identity documentation is important no matter where you live in the world, and Switzerland is no different. Whether it...

A mother and her child reading a book on Mother's Day in Switzerland

Jul 28, 2023

Mother’s Day in Switzerland: How the Swiss celebrate motherhood

Like many countries the world over, Switzerland dedicates a day each year to celebrating mothers and mothering figures. Since ​​Switzerland...

Is it illegal to work on weekends in France?

Jul 25, 2023

Is it illegal to work on weekends in France?

Whether you plan on starting a business in France or accepting a new job in the country, you’ll need to...

A short guide to starting a business in France

Jul 25, 2023

A short guide to starting a business in France

The French economy ranks among the largest not only in Europe but the world. Indeed, France stands alongside Germany as...

The 6 best grammar books for French learners

Jul 24, 2023

The 6 best grammar books for French learners

There’s no escaping it: You won’t be able to master French if you don’t study and practice its grammar. The...

10 French male names: From old-school to trendy

Jul 21, 2023

10 French male names: From old-school to trendy

When you start learning French or any other foreign language, one of the first things you learn is to ask...

33 French ballet terms every dance lover should know

Jul 14, 2023

33 French ballet terms every dance lover should know

From the French can-can to the valse musette that French people may still dance on Bastille Day, French dance styles...

60 essential French cooking terms to know

Jul 14, 2023

60 essential French cooking terms to know

Whether you’re enjoying a fancy meal at a restaurant or brasserie or getting out all your kitchen utensils to start...

French or Italian: Which one should I learn?

Jul 04, 2023

French or Italian: Which one should I learn?

So, you’ve made the decision to learn a foreign language, but you can’t make up your mind between French and...

Celebrating Diversity: Why Pride Month Matters

Jun 23, 2023

Celebrating diversity: Why Pride Month matters

It’s June and celebrations for international LGBTQIA+ Pride Month are in full swing around the world – at Lingoda too!...