Oui, c’est ça! What it is.

Dear readers,

This is to let you know that this site is made entirely on a voluntary basis, by me and me alone. I write these lessons during my free time at home, not receiving any compensation for it. I do it because I love teaching, and because I want to participate in making French a little more accessible to people in general.

I use a free platform, and do not receive any compensation for my work. I know that WordPress places adds at the bottom, but I have nothing to do with that and can’t avoid it.

If this situation ever changes, you can be sure I will let you know loud and clear, and in more than one blog post..

There is a section on this blog called “Links”, where I post about other things happening in the French blogosphere. Is it promotion to other sites? Yes. Do I get paid for this? No. In my view, calling attention to other blogs, tools and services for French online bears general benefits outweighing free publicity concerns. This is due to the very nature of what we are talking about: French as a foreign language. For a learner of this language, there is some, but not a lot of good self-learning tools available online.

I usually happily spread the word about free material, but if there is a paying tool out there that can really be of help while remaining reasonably accessible, I will talk about it. We live in a capitalist world, and if those services are pooh-poohed by blogs like mine, in the end what will happen is that the services will simply disappear altogether, given French usually isn’t a business priority. That’s all. And online learners will have lost a good thing.

In order to write Oui, c’est ça!  for free, I work elsewhere. Sometimes, I cannot post as often as I would like given my exciting teaching job.

But I am trying to work towards a more frequent and even output.

In the months to come, I will be adding new technological features: videos and animated lessons for example, as well as my own drawings as opposed to the Microsoft’s free clipart you have been served so far.  I have been working at learning these technologies.

For the moment, I go with what my students ask me, or grammar/syntax pickles I notice. Please, do suggest lesson ideas to me – grammar, vocab, etc.! If you have ideas to improve this blog and better adapt it to your learning, by all means let me know, and I will focus on working on that first.

Lastly, thank you for reading this blog.

À bientôt!


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