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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

Liaisons généreuses – an interview with Thora van Male

A detail from the cover of Thora van Male's book, 'Liaisons généreuses'

Grenoble Life talks to Thora van Male, author of Les liaisons généreuses – l’apport de français à la langue anglaise, ahead of a talk she is giving organised by Alliance Grenoble-Oxford on April 7. Continue reading Liaisons généreuses – an interview with Thora van Male

Footprints in Grenoble – first impressions

Grenoble depuis "la montée de Chalemont". Photo: FrenchHope

In the first part of her blog Footprints in Grenoble, American student Aleigha Page shares her first impressions of studying abroad in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading Footprints in Grenoble – first impressions

Career Sustainability: What is it, do I have it, how do I get it?

Employment Opportunities. Photo: The Cleveland Kid

Rebecca Skillman talks to Nathalie Reynaud, career transitions consultant and guest speaker for the Working Women’s Network of Grenoble on February 17th. Continue reading Career Sustainability: What is it, do I have it, how do I get it?

The joys of a Validation des Acquis Professionnels et Personnels

For all your administrative nightmares: Binders. Photo: nick findley

Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple had to do a Validation des Acquis Professionnels et Personnels (VAPP) and survived to tell the tale. Here’s what happened and why. Continue reading The joys of a Validation des Acquis Professionnels et Personnels

Interview: Thierry Grange, Dean & Director, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Thierry Grange

Grenoble Life talked to Thierry Grange, Dean & Director of Grenoble Ecole de Management, about educational reform, shaping the future of Grenoble, and designing and building motorcycles.

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Riding on coat-tails to France

Still searching for the right path in Grenoble?

Grenoble Life’s Shonah Kennedy shares her experience of coming to the city on the “coat-tails” of her husband and discovering she was not the only woman in Grenoble who had temporarily placed their life on hold to be with the man of their dreams. Continue reading Riding on coat-tails to France

Trudi Penkler – adaptation counselling in Grenoble. Part I

Trudi Penkler

Trudi Penkler is a psychologist, psychotherapist and ‘Intercultural Consultant’ with her own practice, Active Adaptation Counselling, in Grenoble. In the first of a two-part interview, she talks to Grenoble Life about helping foreigners adapt to life in a new culture, going professional in France, and being a Ghostbuster!

Continue reading Trudi Penkler – adaptation counselling in Grenoble. Part I

How to get a time management masterclass in Grenoble

Pat Brans

Grenoble-based Pat Brans is founder of the Master the Moment time-management method, giving speeches and training sessions at companies and organisations around the region and beyond. He tells Grenoble Life about his work, his background, and how to get a higher return on your efforts. Continue reading How to get a time management masterclass in Grenoble