Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

Watch and Learn! 19 Top Video Resources for a Full French Learning Plan


Think of something you love to do.

An activity you enjoy on a daily or weekly basis.

Maybe you can’t get enough of hiking or biking.

Or you have a favorite brunch place where you meet friends for waffles, coffee

A Spoonful of Advanced French Expressions for Your Vocabulary


French words are like ingredients for the French language.

But at the advanced level, simply learning more French words isn’t enough.

It’s time to get ambitious with your vocabulary.

Think about it like moving on from the basics of

A Guided Tour to Successful Français: “Why French Is Easy” by Benny Lewis


Ever gone to a foreign place without knowing anything about it beforehand?

If so, I commend you.

But I don’t envy you.

As cool and intrepid as it might seem to swoop into an unknown town with no knowledge of …

9 French Christmas Movies You Don’t Want to Miss

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Maybe it’s the bracing winter air.

Maybe it’s all those colorful decorations.

Or maybe you’ve had one too many gingerbread men.

Whether you love Christmas or dread it, you have to admit that this time of year just feels …

12 Addictive Sites for Enjoying Easy French Reading Online

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Who says advanced French readers should have all the fun?

As a beginner to the language, you might think you’re stuck with certain designated reading material.

You’ve been dutifully reading books at your level, but you’d like to get …

The 10 Best French Movies on Netflix for French Learners

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In the mood for a cinematic treat?

Many French learners already know that watching movies is one of the best and most pleasurable ways to learn through immersion.

Some are even aware of techniques for using movies to accelerate

4 Customized Plans to Self-teach French Based on Your Unique Learning Style

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Your learning needs are as unique as your fingerprint.

So, what’s the best way to learn French?

A lot of language programs claim to know the answer.

There’s just one problem with that, though: they don’t know you.

When …