Ici, on parle français

By Poltu

Ici, on parle français - Poltu
  • Release Date: 2017-07-28
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings


Le côté divertissant de l’apprentissage du français. Une BD en anglais et français écorché. A comic strip on the funny side of learning French as second language. In English and broken French!

Two cool dudes set out to learn French…

Vics and Sids sign up for a French course at the Alliance Française, and get more than they bargained for. Join the linguistic adventures of the laid-back duo as they grapple with hairy French grammar, their irascible teacher Thelma Snax, and a slightly batty fellow student, Malini, with whom Vics proceeds to fall hopelessly in love. French love.

This was a cartoon strip created by the French-speaking cartoonist Poltu for the Alliance Française de Bangalore in 2015. It was displayed in all the classrooms and gained a cult following. Now released to the general public by the author. For inspiration, Poltu drew on his own experience learning French at the Alliance, plus oodles of comic imagination. If you have ever learnt French as second language, this strip should revive fond memories.


This book also contains a bonus strip: the mystery of the missing circumflex. An allegory on the love-hate relationship that the French have with that little ‘cap’ accent that decorates so many of their words.

A German adaption of this comic strip ‘Hier Sprechen wir Deutsch’ is also available as a separate book on this website