Say it in French Language School

Giselle Bawnik, author of MY LITTLE FRENCH VILLAGE will be at the Beaverton Library Author Fair.

The fifth annual Northwest Local Author Fair will be on Saturday, May 25, 2019 11-2 pm at Beaverton City Library Main. 

The Northwest Local Author fair began in 2014 out of a desire to give Beaverton area writers a venue, within their community, to meet the reading public and to network with other local authors. Held in the library’s main floor meeting rooms, this annual fair accommodates 28 authors from Beaverton and surrounding counties, with priority given to residents of Beaverton. 

Printemps 2019

Bonjour les étudiants,

Joyeux Printemps!  We coughed our way through winter at our house, hibernated in the cold and snow, then decided to go to Monflanquin for Spring Break. This turned out to be an excellent decision. Bill (now retired) and I took Michael and Erin, home improvement masters extraordinaire to the house for what we called a working vacation. Et voilà, floors boards got replaced, walls freshly painted,  and cellar totally cleaned out. All in a week. I cooked; they fixed. The perfect working vacation!

Behold below the magnificent clafoutis aux cerises prepared by the Cooking in French class on February 18.  An impressive team of 5 students whipped up a three course meal all the while speaking French. Bravo!

Winter Book Club laughed and learned  through La Delicatesse by David Foenkinos.  Spring Book Club begins next week with BRUME LÉGÈRE  SUR NOTRE AMOUR by Madeleine Chapsal. The class is still open. It meets twice a month on Wednesdays. Please contact me immediately if you would like to join. The class is truly an excellent way to practice French speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills.

Back at PCC with French 101. Enrollment has dropped significantly, but we still carry on. Our French Immersion Method yields outstanding results.

C’est tout pour le moment.  Private lessons are always available. Thank you for your support.

Vous êtes formidable!


— Giselle

MY LITTLE FRENCH VILLAGE is now available on Amazon for $15 which includes shipping and handling.

Recommended Picks:

Cooking Programs
French Cooking at home on the Cooking Channel

Recreational Reading
We've always had Paris and Provence by Patricia and Walter Wells
All You Need To Be Impossibly French by Helena Firth Powell
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Into a Paris Quartier
by Diane Johnson
Un aller simple
by Didier van Cauwelaert
L'elegance du herisson by Muriel Barbery
Malaussene Saga by Daniel Pennac
      •  Au bonheur des ogres

      •  La fée carabine
      •  La Petite Marchande de Prose
      •  Monsieur Malaussène
      •  Aux Fruits de la Passion

Nuts in the Kitchen by Susan Hermann Loomis

Gorgeously written new cook book by one of our favorite cooks living in France. How to add nuts and nut oils to your cooking in delicious creative ways.

The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

Practice Makes Perfect Series includes books on French Vocabulary, French Pronouns and Prepositions, and French Grammar

The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary

French Films
Romantics Anonymous
Paris, Je t'aime
Mon Meilleur Ami
Apres vous
Monsieur Ibrahim
Les Choristes

Please send us your favorites and your recommendations and we will include them!

Here are some bread recipes from my sabbatical at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Americans write about living in Paris and share insights and info  perhaps not readily accessible to tourists
short audio recordings to practice listening comprehension.
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