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5 French Conversation Tools for Beginners to Fall in Love With

Ready to dive into French conversation wholeheartedly? If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already fallen hard for the language. Maybe you’ve even started learning French from scratch on your own. Once you’ve gotten past the basics, though, you’re going …

Awkward! 9 Common French Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make

No one likes to get caught in an embarrassing language blunder. When you’re a learner, however, it’s bound to happen at some point. Mixing up words that sound alike, confusing your tenses, losing your accent…we’ve all been there! But …

25+ French Travel Phrases for the Modern Nomad

For French learners everywhere, France is the goal. Filled with incredible food and some of the richest history in the world, it’s a country that already takes a high spot on many people’s travel wish lists. So if you’re learning …

6 Quality French Audio Dictionaries That Are Hella Handy

If you’re looking to access a word’s definition, you might only need access to the Internet. There was a time in which the humble dictionary lay on library shelves, gathering dust over years, waiting for language learners to …

The 6-step Guide to Mastering French Phonetics

The top of a ferris wheel can seem so high up from the ground. But when you’re on the slow, gentle ride, you know you’ll eventually reach the top. Speaking French without a foreign accent can also seem a long …

9 Compulsively Readable French Books for the Modern Learner

Sick of Stendhal? Bored of Balzac? Can’t even Chateaubriand? As a reader and learner of French, it’s not uncommon to get burnt out on or just plain tired of the classics sometimes. Sometimes, no matter how much interest you have …

6 Advanced French Textbooks That Get Serious Results

When I say “textbooks,” do you hear dramatic, evil super-villain music play in your mind? If you ever had to lug a new French textbook around school, then it’s probable you promised yourself you’d never use one again.…

11 French Phrases You’ve Gotta Learn to Impress Natives

Want to impress your French friends? Dreaming of the day when you’ll truly surprise a language exchange partner with your français? If you’ve got the accent down, then it’s time to start whipping out some French idioms and …

The Single Best Focused Study Method to Learn French

What’s the best way to learn French completely? There are a ton of programs and tools out there promising to improve your French in specific areas, like speaking or writing. In order to really know a language, though, you …

The 10 Best French Movies for Beginners

The day has come. It’s time to even the playing field. Why should native speakers or advanced learners have all the fun? No longer will entertaining, genius French creations only be enjoyed by the fluent. Here’s why: Beginners can …