Author Archive | Emily Monaco

Want to Learn French Fast? 3 Ways to Study and How Long They Take


Learning a new language can sometimes feel like taking a long car trip.

You’ve just started out, and all you can think is… am I there yet? Am I there yet? Am I there yet?

While we encourage you …

Learning French in Nice and the Côte d’Azur: Sounds Like a Really Nice Idea, Right?


If you’re going to dedicate yourself to learning French, why not do it in style?

The city of Nice truly is nice.

It’s on the Mediterranean coast of France, also known as the Côte d’Azur or the “Blue Coast.”…

How to Learn the Freshest French with the Latest News


Get yourself a croissant or tartine for breakfast, and don’t skip the café au lait.

We’re going to wake you up with a dose of French news.

The news is an important part of French society and culture, and one …

3 Ways to Remember All the French Days of the Week


Learning the days of the week in another language can be tough.

Especially for a beginner.

Remember how hard of a time Apollonia Corleone had with the English days in “The Godfather”?

That said, knowing the days of the …

How to Write a Poem in French: 4 Types of Poems for All Levels of Learners


Poets and non-poets, unite!

Whether you have a poet’s soul or you haven’t written a poem since grade school, exploring the world of French poetry can be an excellent way to improve your French skills.

But today you won’t just …

How to Write an Essay in French Without Giving Yourself Away as a Foreigner


Have something to say?

When it comes to expressing your thoughts in French, there’s nothing better than the essay.

It is, after all, the favorite form of such famed French thinkers as Montaigne, Chateaubriand, Houellebecq and Simone de Beauvoir.…

The Versatile Verb Sortir: A Great French Multi-tool


On sort ? (Want to go out?)

J’ai sorti les poubelles. (I took out the trash.)

Sors ! (Get out!)

L’école a préparé une sortie pour les élèves. (The school prepared an outing for the students.)

Yep, all of these …