Culture

Holiday vocabulary to celebrate the end of the year en français!

It’s not breaking news but the holiday season is already here! We celebrated Thanksgiving and soon we will be in the midst of all the…

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Thanksgiving with a French Twist

Thanksgiving is coming and even if the French don’t celebrate it, it does not mean that you can’t sprinkle a little French magic on your…

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Dédié à l’étrangeté: The Works of Edward Gorey

The waning days of autumn are a terrific time to visit the realm of the eerie, the imaginative, and the surreal, and this week I’d…

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Fall In love #part 2

I love New England all year long but I have to admit that I have a coup de coeur for the fall season. What is…

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The FCC Staff's Favorite summer songs

Summer is definitely here and at the Center we wanted to share with you our favorite summer songs. We hope you will enjoy them as…

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French Idioms You Can Use This Summer

I feel that the hardest part of learning a new language is learning its idiomatic expressions. They can change from region to region, family to…

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La Fête de la Musique

Each year on June 21, many countries throughout the world celebrate la Fête de la musique. This world-wide celebration urges people to play and enjoy…

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The History and Culture of Provence

In two weeks we are offering a special Provence wine tasting and dinner. This prompted me to tell you a bit more about this region.…

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Warrior Women: Heroines of the Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution began with slave uprisings in 1791 and finally ended after much bloodshed and incredible bravery with the defeat of the French in…

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Four Places to See French Impressionist Paintings in New England

I am an art lover and love to spend my time in museums. As a French person who was often exposed to world-class art growing…

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