Having essential French travel phrases on hand can totally transform your trip.
You won’t just be another tourist bumbling around the base of the Eiffel Tower.
You’ll be a true traveler, experiencing the country in the language of the locals.…
So bored with intermediate French you could scream?
Tired of the same old workbook and textbook exercises?
Struggling to find the right materials for your level and to actually begin listening and speaking in French?
Well, you’ve come to …
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 …
It’s not hard to see why France has a reputation for great fashion.
Go to any French city, and you’ll see some of the most chic-ly dressed people in the world.
Of course, not everyone’s a fashionista.
But brushing up …
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!
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 …
Learning French means learning all kinds of crazy stuff.
There are complex grammar rules and exceptions, genders and plurals and agreements all around.
But at the core of the language, there’s one element holding everything together: Vocabulary.
If you …
Not sure what a particular word is in French?
Just say it with a French accent and see if the locals understand.
Sure, it may not be the most comprehensive way of learning, but it works more often than …
There’s nothing like French literature to spark learning the language.
In fact, it’s kind of the ultimate twofer.
Learners can use the rich French literary tradition to learn about language and culture in one fell swoop.
Talk about bang …
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 …
Did you hear the one about the chicken?
How about the naughty schoolboy?
We love jokes just as much as the next guy, and as it turns out, they can be really helpful when you’re learning a language!
Every culture …
If you’re learning French, making your way through the world of online resources can seem like a pretty daunting task.
Don’t panic! The majority of French learners feel overwhelmed when learning at some point.
At every stage of learning, it …
Hands up if you’re hungry!
From chantilly-stuffed pastries to matured cheese and baguettes, the French certainly know cuisine.
Sampling some of the local delights is one of the best parts about introducing French culture into your life.
In French, as in every language, there are certain expressions which crop up time and again.
Don’t go round and round wondering what these expressions mean. This is a sign from the universe.
If you really want to speak French …
Learning French comes with its fair share of hazards.
Okay, so you’re probably not going to hurt yourself learning to count or mastering the French alphabet.
But just like when learning to ride a bike, you may occasionally falter …
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 …
Independence is a beautiful thing.
Don’t give it up just because you want to learn French—there are plenty of ways for you to teach yourself.
Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to self study French. With …
French literature. It’s a whole different world.
And if you’re just making your way into this world, you may not even know where to begin.
With hundreds of years’ worth of content to catch up on, taking the plunge and …
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 …
Will your trip through intermediate French go smoothly?
Looking ahead, the course you’ll ultimately end up taking in your studies might seem unclear.
The advanced level is still a tiny dot in the distance, and you probably can’t even imagine …
How often would you use the French alphabet throughout daily life in France?
You’d be surprised.
It’s not just for singing at pre-school.
You’ll need to use and pronounce the letters of the French alphabet every time you spell your …
What’s even more romantic than a love poem?
That’s right: a French love poem.
Home to some of the most romantic cities in the world, France is a special place to be when you’re under Cupid’s influence.
But even if …
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.…
Don’t forget your French phrasebook!
Before you go away, you need to pack all the essentials.
After you’ve folded and stacked your clothes, grabbed your toothbrush and scrambled around for your passport and travel documents, there’s only …
You’ve finally made it.
After years of study, hours spent on the subjunctive and getting to know the passé composé like the back of your hand, you’re an advanced French learner!
Now that you’re here, I know you want the …
Phone, keys, wallet.
Most people in modern society would never leave home without those three essentials.
But as a French learner, you have at least one other crucial item to keep with you at all times.
The weather’s getting colder.
Anticipation is mounting.
This can mean one thing and one thing only: Christmas is coming!
You might be wondering how you can incorporate learning French into the holiday season.
Well, look no further!
After all, …
Quick, grab a mirror.
Now take a look!
Want to know what you’re looking at?
The world’s next French grammar guru.
Seriously, once you lift off into the world of advanced French grammar, soon you’ll know ins and outs …
Argh! Stuck in traffic again? That’s the last thing you needed right now.
In this day and age, it can seem impossible to get anything done at all.
Between work commitments, family life and social circles pulling us in every …
Intermediate French learners often experience something akin to “Middle Child Syndrome.”
In the midst of your French growing pains, you may feel forgotten, lost and without resources—so much of language learning seems to be focused towards students at opposite …
Hey, you! Slow your roll.
One of the biggest mistakes that we can make when learning a new language is to take things too quickly.
A little positive improvement does wonders for our self esteem and pretty soon, we’re reaching …
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 …
French beginners, you deserve a break.
Learning French is hard work, and some days you’re probably just desperate to escape your textbook.
Fortunately, with French comics, doing so has never been easier.
While studying on a regular …
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 …
Are you totally head over heels for the French language?
When you learn French with music, you’ll find out that French likes you back.
It sounds crazy to think that the French language might have some feeling of affection …
Conversation works wonders.
Not only is chit chat a fun way to relax and get to know someone, it’s also one of the best ways there is to learn a language.
If you’re not surrounded by native speakers, though, …
It’s hard enough to find time for eight hours of sleep, let alone French listening practice.
Time keeps flying by and we can’t seem to catch a break.
In this day and age, with our fast-paced lifestyles, it feels …
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 …