Pardon My French: How to Swear Properly in French with Océane

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Sacrebleu ! P**n, petit fripon, malotru, m***e, tu m’énerves ! French may be well known as a language of manners, but they also know how to curse!

Learning swear words in another language is always good for a laugh. But it can also be really informative about cultural contexts and history. Discover with us the rich vocabulary of French swear words, their meaning and origins!

Have fun while learning how to use them in various daily life situations along with polite words and the vocabulary to express your feelings.

What will we cover?

During the class you will:

  • Learn greetings and how to introduce yourself briefly in French
  • Learn some important social etiquette for speaking French
  • Break that social etiquette and learn swear words!
  • Meet like-minded folk 

    What will you need?

    All material provided. Bring your joy and curiosity!


    • Wheelchair Accessible Space
    • Quiet Spaces
    • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
    • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
    • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
    • Auslan Interpreters Upon Request

    Who will be teaching?

    Océane (She/Her) is a French artist entrepreneur who founded Enjoy French (with Oceane), a special language school where people can express their creativity while learning French and experiencing French culture.

    Océane is currently developing fun & convivial workshops using interactive and creative activities (such as cooking) to introduce the French language and culture to non-native speakers.

    Océane loves crepes (her favourite treat) and is an expert among her friends & family (French and Aussie). She started making crêpes with her mom when she was a little girl and since then, she learnt to master the recipe transmitted from her own grand-ma. Check her out on Facebook or Instagram.

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