The end of August is here, which means that la rentrée is imminent. This term, which literally means ‘the return’, is mainly used to refer to the start of the school or academic year, and features heavily on TV ads from at least mid-August.  But la rentrée isn’t just about school; since a number of people take a whole month’s holiday off in August, so it can also mean going back to work after the long break. Continue reading