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Walk along the Loire river

There are so many different ways leading to the French language. Classic French lessons of course, French language immersion, adult courses in France, French cooking school.

From French language classroom to French landscapes

When you stay in one of the most fascinating country, with some of the richest and profound history, and breathtaking landscapes, staying inside is just not an option.

The region around Riorges and Roanne is home to some of the best walks you can find. An hour away from Lyon, we are located next to the bank of the Loire river, which is the longest stream of water in France.

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5 tips to choose a French course in France

You’ve tried to learn French from books, at school, with private teachers or at evening French courses for adults, but never in a completely French environment.

Once you are out of the classroom, you don’t need to speak French anymore so you don’t use what you’ve learned and this is the problem. Nobody forces you and the situation you are in does not require you to speak French. Taking a complete French immersion course is the ideal solution. To get a real taste of what French is all about, nothing is better than attending French courses in France.

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5 tips to learn French

The French are serious about two things : their food and their language. When it comes to one of these two aspects of french culture, things can start to become intimidating when you want to learn the French language.

There aren't many countries that have an institution, founded in 1634 and dedicated to its language, like “L’Académie Française”. Its members are made up of famous contemporary French writers. The “Académie” publishes its very own dictionary and only eight editions have been published in the last 400 years. They take their time to examine every aspect of a word that is included. The present edition has been worked on since the 1980’s and is not yet finished !

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What you need to focus on when learning a new language

Hello lovers of France and French and new learners of the language of Molière! Today, we present you what you need to focus on when learning a new language.

"Pour chaque langue que l’on parle, on vit une nouvelle vie. Celui qui ne connaît qu’une seule langue ne vit qu’une seule fois" – proverbe tchèque

Yes, learning a new language leads to opening up to a new culture. In addition, it is an excellent way to boost your memory and help your mental health.

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Seasonal fruit aspic and decorative plate garnish

A fine recipe from the 3 Ponts!

INGREDIENTS for 4 servings

  • 3 or 4  different types of seasonal fruits
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 1 nob of butter
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon woodland fruit jam
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 2 gelatin sheet

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A typical cow of Roanne area

The Charolais Festival, recognized at a national level, takes place this weekend for its 9th annual exposition.  The event spotlights the agricultural world through numerous tastings, competitions, presentations and discoveries.  
This celebration brings together participants from the beef industry and the general public in order to present ways of better recognizing and understanding the role of the farmer, to secure and strengthen the links between different industry participants from producer to consumer, and to promote quality bovine meats, by way of the Charolais breed.

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3 days of gourmet discoveries in the Roannais

After a first contact with the Ecole des Trois Ponts in 2011, I decided to return in order to discover a little more about this little piece of terroir called the Roannais, nestled   between the Charolais, the Auvergne volcanoes and the Lyonnaise region.  Passionate about French gastronomy, the authenticity of the terroir was especially striking to me.  The Roannais is blessed with a varied and dynamic gastronomic heritage.  There I discovered numerous products of quality, reflecting the savoir-faire and generosity of its inhabitants.

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Winter at l’Ecole des Trois Ponts

During winter from November to February, Ecole des Trois Ponts offers Private French course
(19 or 25 hours a week).
Accomodation & lunch onsite, dinner at local restaurants. Geoffrey from a UK charity enjoyed this course with us!

For you today a French class :

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Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

We would like to offer some advice that, we hope, will address some subjects that you may want to consider, as well as some specific answers to questions that you might have for us.

1. Study your motivations

There are multiples reasons that you might have for taking a language class:
Professional - in order to attain new skills for your job or to advance to a new employment opportunity.
Personal - simply for pleasure and the desire to discover life "à la française”.

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Francophonie in the world

Francophonie, a strong increase

According to a report by the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) « French Language in the World, 2014 », French is spoken by 274 million practitioners, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world.  For 212 million people, French is spoken daily (the language spoken in the home, at school, in the public sector and in the media). The remaining 63 million people are considered to use French as a « foreign language ».

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