Author Archive | Kevin Z

How Strong Is Your French Vocabulary? The Best Online Exercises to Find Out (and Bulk Up!)


I was once at a restaurant with a friend, and he asked our waitress how the menu’s “sweet surprise ice cream” tasted.

Her response: “The sweet surprise ice cream is, uh… cold.”

Very helpful.

To be fair, I’ve also had …

6 Flexible French Courses for College Credit You Can Take Online


It’s 2 a.m.

You’ve just gotten home after dabbing your night away at the bar. As you scour your fridge for your roommate’s leftovers, you feel that random surge of motivation to conquer the world.

So what do you

Can I Get You a Flesh? 10 Awkward False French Cognates


An eager traveler in Paris walks into a restaurant.

He tells the waitress that he’s very excité to be experiencing the French lifestyle.

She grimaces in horror.

Fellow diners start laughing.

One, out of the kindness of her …

We Need to Talk: 3 Steps for Beginners to Learn Spoken French


Do you know what true fear feels like?

The scariest moment for any beginning language learner is having to actually speak out loud.

You might feel like you’re at the Miss Universe Pageant and have 30 seconds to explain …

Get a French Tutor Today with These 5 Fantastic Skype Learning Services


Maybe you’re an introvert.

Maybe you’re a new parent at home with a baby.

Maybe you’re under house arrest.

Who knows?

There are tons of reasons you might not be able to to get out and do a bunch of …

Fluency Through Food: 6 French Cooking Video Resources for Learning the Language


I once read on a mug somewhere that life is all about making important choices.

Now that mug had some wisdom.

Take my hungry French learner dilemma, for example.

Sometimes I feel hungry and want to spread my

Laugh, Cry and Learn French with 9 Captivating French Movie Trailers


It was one of those late-night study slams in the school library.

I had a French oral exam coming up that I was sure would be nothing short of certain doom.

I was wearily reading one of my many grammar …