Remarkable Women of France – Édith Piaf

May 25, 2017



In this post, Lydia looks at the unorthodox background and musical success of French chanteuse, Édith Piaf. By: Lydia Yale If you aren’t familiar with this name, I’d like to bet that your parents or grandparents would be. While most famous for the legendary song “La Vie en Rose”, Edith Piaf lived the kind of […]

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Remarkable Women of France Series – Simone de Beauvoir

May 25, 2017



In this series, Coucou student Lydia delves into the great contributions of French female historical figures beyond fashion icons, analyzing the accomplishments of Simone de Beauvoir, Edith Piaf, and Marie Curie. By: Lydia Yale The other day I was shopping around New York City when a clever sales associate caught my ear. An uncertain shopper […]

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French Interactive Storytelling Session

December 31, 2016



Join us on Sunday, April 30th from 4:30-6:30pm for a new storytelling workshop with instructor Sharang Biswas. Please email coucou@coucoubrooklyn.com to register.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today! cap: 5 students *This event is open to intermediate and advanced level students only   Description Stories are one of the oldest ways of transmitting […]

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NYC French Events to check out in January and February

December 31, 2016



Here’s a round up of French cultural events to check out around New York over the next few weeks. Let us know if you have any to add to the list! Saturday, January 21st, 12pm (discussion & screening), 1pm (screening only) The Met: Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as […]

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Fashion Flashback to the 60s!

November 29, 2016



We’re getting ready for our French 60s-themed holiday party this weekend. Check out these iconic looks for some style inspiration and show us your best 60s look on Saturday, December 3rd at 9pm! And if you need some musical inspiration while you’re getting ready, listen to the French 60s playlist that we made on Spotify!

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French Practice Resources from Around the Web

November 17, 2016



Check out this collection of podcasts, applications, and websites to help you practice and improve your French outside of class! Let us know if you have any others to add to the list. Podcasts (All available through the Podcast app!) Coffee Break French: This extensive podcast series consists of 4 seasons containing 10 lessons of […]

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Who Knew These Celebrities Speak French!

May 10, 2016



For a little motivation and amusement, here’s video run-down on some of the Anglophone world’s most famous speakers of French. Enjoy! Angela Davis Bradley Cooper Marlon Brando Mic Jagger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLANOPirnb8 Jane Fonda John Kerry Johnny Depp Jodie Foster Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hugh Laurie Audrey Hepburn

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