Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

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 …

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 …

10 Powerful Sites for the Best Advanced French Lessons Online

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The secret to learning any language is getting yourself into shape.

Every day, you exercise your French language muscles, training yourself to flex them at will.

As you grow stronger and more agile, you’re better able to follow the …

10 Tips for Total French Immersion Through TV

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No plane ticket? No problem!

All the cool kids are learning French with video immersion.

Watching a variety of French-language videos is a guaranteed way to nourish your brain’s language center and learn French fast

Want to start …

How to Conquer Your Fear of These 5 Advanced French Sentences Once and for All

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Are advanced French sentences keeping you up at night?

Do you store your French novels in a locked chest so they don’t leak semicolons into the air while you sleep?

Are multiple clauses haunting your dreams, in which they hold …