Bonjour! I’m Charli James.
Though I barely spoke French, in June 2017 I traded in my bagels for baguettes, big coffees for tiny little coffees and handshakes for la bise and moved to Paris from New York City.
I’m an American journalist and writer, married to a Frenchman and French is my first (and only) foreign language. You can also find me on France 24 English where I am a news anchor and reporter.
I started “Am I French Yet?” to share a real experience of moving to Paris — particularly for spouses of French nationals like myself. Follow along as I learn the language, navigate the immigration process, decipher the culture and share the good and the bad about life in France.
If you’re new to France, or thinking of making the move, I hope this site helps you see you’re not alone in experiencing the joys and headaches of creating a French life. Merci pour votre visite!
More interested in my journalist skills? My professional website is here.
Press + Collaborations
- Institut Catholique de Paris French program: Charli James Alumni interview
- The New Paris Podcast: Navigating life and work in Paris with Charli James
- YouTube: What NOT to Wear in Paris 2019 (Not Even French)
- Paris Profiles – 4th Arrondissement with Charli James (Misadventures with Andi)
- The Local France: Living in Paris without Speaking French
- Paris-based Expat Influencers Reveal The Podcasts That Make Them Smarter (Paris Expats)
- 3 Bourbons Podcast: American Journalist in Paris
- TV Reporter Charli James asks, “Am I French Yet?” (Our Paris Stories)
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