Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

Why Learn French? 5 Reasons It’s an Even Better Idea Than You Thought

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In some circles, the French language is considered a frivolous pursuit.

“Sure, it’s all right as a hobby, but what are you going to do with it? Read Molière while sipping red wine in your parents’ basement, where you’ll live …

10 Unbelievably Good Books for French Learners


When you start reading in French, it’s good to start easy.

But what about after that?

It’s possible that many intermediate to advanced French learners fail to become fluent simply due to lack of material. They might glance at …

How to Speak French Now: 25 Essential Phrases for Beginners


Want to start conversing in French right away?

French conversation begins with knowing what to listen for and what to say in response.

There are plenty of language courses that will teach you how to deal with specific situations, like …

7 Surprising Ways to Practice French Online with Immersion

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Having a lazy French study day?

All you want to do is sit around in your pajamas and browse the Internet.

That stack of flashcards is just going to sit there collecting dust.

The French conversation program you picked …

Lone Wolfing French: 9 Essentials to Learn French on Your Own


You have decided to abandon the pack and strike out on your own.

No cozy, sheltered classroom French lessons for you.

To survive, you’ll have to tap into your natural instincts and feel out what works best for you.

But …

How to Learn French Faster: A 4-Step Method to Accelerate Your Progress


When it comes to your French progress, do you have the need for speed?

You’re taking a trip to Paris. You need to speak French for your job. You’ve met a special someone who happens to be a native …