Language and culture are inseparable. You can’t really learn a language without engaging with the culture. I really enjoy discussing cultural differences and it’s a chance for me to better understand Canadian culture. In the same manner, French teaching and culture connection are inevitable: Learning French with a French teacher will naturally give you insights about the French Culture. Here are some interesting tidbits (or should that be Tim bits?) It’s true that the French love good food. Here’s some interesting things to know: · When you’re full you say “J’ai bien mangé” which means I’ve eaten well. If you say “Je suis plein(e)” (literally, I am full) you aren’t saying that you are full, you’re saying that you’re pregnant. · If something is delicious, the French will usually say “C’est pas mal” which means “it’s not bad”. On the other hand, if something isn’t very tasty we say “C’est pas terrible,” which means literally “It’s not terrible”, but which really means “it’s not very good”. As a rule, the French are very polite and rather formal with people they don’t know. ▪ It’s still normal to use the formal “vous” when address someone you don’t know. ▪ It’s normal to show respect to older adults by using “vous”, even if you know them well.