It is just as important to keep up with current affairs in French as it is in other subjects, and the Internet provides an endless supply of excellent material to do this.
In the past few weeks there have been some fascinating articles on the BBC News website about French language and culture, as well as language learning in general.
Here are a few links that you might be interested in:
This article explores the weird and wonderful ways that people address their loved ones in a variety of languages.
A row over plans to teach some courses at French universities in English has outraged some defenders of the language of Moliere – but plenty of French people habitually sprinkle their speech with Franglais. Here, readers share their favourite Anglicisms.
An article written entirely in Franglais! How much of it can you decipher?