Learning Foreign Languages with Comics

Learning Foreign Languages with Comics

When I arrived in France in 2014, after studying French in Canada for about ten years, I naturally thought I spoke French. I turned out to be quite mistaken: spoken French has a lot of subtleties that can only be learned through immersion. In the meantime, I needed a...

The Fathers of Corsair Legend – Surcouf & Duguay-Trouin

The Fathers of Corsair Legend – Surcouf & Duguay-Trouin

There is a big difference between corsairs and pirates-- make no mistake. Corsairs were civilians who, in wartime and with the authorization of the authorities, fought with equivalent status to the military but without being subject to the authority of an army staff....

Saint-Malo – Home of the King’s Corsairs

Saint-Malo – Home of the King’s Corsairs

Excerpt from The Corsair, by Vincent Pompetti and Tarek Ben Yakhlef Founded by Gauls in the first century BC, the Breton port of Saint-Malo was home to the King of France's Corsairs for more than two centuries. Benefiting from exceptional geography, it was...