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French expressions and their English counterparts

“Battre froid,” or “giving someone the cold shoulder”

We catch up with Grenoble-based writer Thora van Male to discuss her forthcoming book, Quand les cochons sauront voler, on French idioms and their English equivalents.  Continue reading French expressions and their English counterparts

Football in Grenoble with a Latin flavour

Los Latinos official team photo

We talk to Los Latinos, a Grenoble-based amateur football team featuring players of 10 different nationalities. Continue reading Football in Grenoble with a Latin flavour

Introducing … Bienvenue Grenoble

Bienvenue Grenoble

We talk to Bienvenue Grenoble, a new organisation that offers a range of activities aimed at helping newcomers feel welcome in Grenoble. Continue reading Introducing … Bienvenue Grenoble

A veggie in Grenoble

Squash time! ¨Photo: Gerry Balding

British blogger and erasmus student Elizabeth Gear shares this post about life as a vegan in the Capital of the Alps.  Continue reading A veggie in Grenoble

An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

Bhargav in Grenoble … one year on

We catch up with Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan, one year after his arrival in Grenoble from India to do a Master’s degree in engineering.  Continue reading An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

The opening thoughts of a future Erasmus student

Michael Hansford in action. Photo: Abbie Felton (http://feltonsfotos.weebly.com)

Erasmus student Michael Hansford anticipates life in the Capital of the Alps, where he will be studying at Université Pierre Mendes France and playing for the Centaures de Grenoble American football team.  Continue reading The opening thoughts of a future Erasmus student

How to ask French people to slow down when they speak

Talking too fast? Photo: mediamolecule

Géraldine Lepère of Comme une Française shares her tips on how newcomers to Grenoble can get their French interlocuteurs to speak more slowly. Continue reading How to ask French people to slow down when they speak

International Grenoble – expat life in the Capital of the Alps

The Bastille, Grenoble, photo by demiante

Considering living and working in France? Read on for the lowdown on what makes Grenoble a great destination for expats.

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TESOL France Grenoble: bringing English teachers together

TESOL swap-shoppers holding up their copies of Teaching Times


Grenoble Life speaks to Christina Rebuffet-Broadus, Grenoble’s TESOL France regional coordinator about some upcoming events and the benefits of being involved in teaching associations.

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Resolution No.1: Improve my French for real

‘Resolutions and goals.’ Photo by creepyed

Marie Verrey shares her tips with those Grenoble-based expats for whom improving their French features top of their New Year’s resolutions. Continue reading Resolution No.1: Improve my French for real