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Interview avec… Alesa
I’m Alesa and I’m an American from Kansas who’s lived in France for over 8 years. Although I may not be French (not yet anyway, fingers crossed for my nationality request 🤞🏼), I am the lifelong Francophile behind Fun From France.
I studied French in high school and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French in the US, and was always on the lookout for ways to immerse myself in authentic, current French culture. I listened to as much French music as possible to practice my French, finding the lyrics and teaching myself to sing along, but it was really hard to find much in the Midwest in the early 2000s. When I first arrived in France, I realized just how little I knew of everyday French life and common cultural references.
10 Songs You’re Sure to Hear at a French Karaoke Soirée
A karaoke night in France is a true cultural experience. Not only is there not the same vibe (or judgment) as there is in the US, but it's also a great way to get an education on the classic French songs that everybody knows. Plus, you get to see the 'paroles' as...
15 French Christmas Songs To Spice Up Your Holiday Playlist
What better way to work on your français over the holidays than by singing along to some chansons de Noël? Click to discover our favorites and listen to our complete French Christmas music playlist…
3 Classic French Christmas Movies To Watch This Winter
We all have our favorite Christmas movie we watch every year, but if you're learning le français, why not take a break from Love Actually or A Christmas Story and put on a French film instead? Certes, the French watch many Hollywood holiday hits including Home Alone...