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How can I read the Daily Newsletter? Is it free?

The Daily Newsletter is free for all to receive in their email inbox. You can sign up to start receiving the emails here.

If you want to upgrade your learning experience, however, you can become a paying member. With a membership, you can read each Newsletter online. This lets you listen to an audio version of each email, and see English translations of key vocabulary. This is helpful if you are trying to improve your comprehension or speaking skills, and/or are having challenges understanding certain words and  phrases. Learn more here. 

Is the Newsletter appropriate for all ages?

Yes — within reason. The Newsletter is read by many students throughout the world and shared by many teachers in their classes, so it is important that each email is appropriate to readers, no matter their ages. This means staying away from topics and themes such as politics, violence, and other subjects whose main purpose is “clickbait” or titillation. We also make sure that songs chosen for the “Chanson du jour” section of the Newsletter do not contain explicit lyrics or overtly adult themes.  

That being said, News in French is not intended for young children. We do not necessarily recommend this site to anyone younger than 13 years of age.

How do I unsubscribe to your emails?

If you no longer wish to receive the Daily Newsletter to your inbox, or any email communication from News in French that you initially signed up for, you may click the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each email. No hard feelings!

Do you run advertisements on your website? Why not?

News in French is proudly member-supported, which means that we do not rely on advertisements to keep producing the Daily Newsletter or the Stories. This is done to preserve the quality of News in French’s content without having to include third-party advertising copy in our offerings.

Of course, this system only works if readers who appreciate the value of News in French’s free content, and wish to access premium benefits, upgrade to a paid membership. Learn more here. 

I want to support News in French. How can I do that?

The easiest way to financially support News in French is by becoming a member. For only $5/month or $50/year, you are contributing directly to ensuring that everyone can start their day with a little français — while enjoying the member benefits, of course. If you’d rather make a one-time financial gift, which is always much appreciated, you can do so using the secure donation box below. 

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If you are not in a position to support News in French financially, please consider sharing the website and the newsletter with your friends, family, and colleagues. Thank you!

Who writes News in French? Are you a teacher?

My name is Max Lalanne, I’m 23 years old, and since starting News in French several years ago, I still write and publish each email every day.  I am not a French teacher — I grew up speaking the language at home. Being curious and passionate about keeping up with current affairs,  I knew that reading news articles in French was a great way to improve my language skills and stay informed.  But scrolling through Le Monde’s homepage trying to find relevant stories wasn’t always that fun.

With News in French, I hope to make it easier to start your day with a little français. My goal is to educate, entertain, and expand your own curiosity about French culture, history, and yes, current affairs. 

I’m having problems with my membership. Help!

If you are encountering issues regarding your membership account, such as difficulty signing in, please reach out to max@newsinfrench.org. We’ll sort out the problem in no time!

What is your privacy policy?

News in French (“we”) takes your privacy, and your personal information that you choose to provide to us through this website (“site”), very seriously. This information may include, as appropriate and without limitations, your name, email address, credit card number, and expiration date.

We use this collected information to provide you with services that you signed up, and to contact you in response to your inquiries or with notices on changes and upgrades.

News in French also collects non-personal identification information related to your devices such as (but not limited to) device model, operating system, browser type, IP address, and approximate location. This helps improve our services and user experience for you. 

We may also use “cookies” to enhance your experience on this site. Learn more about cookies. 

News in French does not sell, trade, rent, or share any of your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. 

We use third-party service providers and payment processors to help us operate our business or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out emails or registering members. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission. 

By using or accessing the News in French website, signing up for the newsletter(s) and/or communicating with us via email or other methods, you signify your acceptance of the practices described above. We reserve the right to update this policy at any time; however, we will always update the revise the updated date at the bottom of this section. 

If you have any questions, please contact max@newsinfrench.org. 

Last updated March 13th, 2021

How can I contact you?

Please reach out to max@newsinfrench.org with any inquiries, comments, or concerns.