My husband owns an Android phone.
I have an iPhone. So do all our friends and family members.
All you Android users out there, I guarantee you’re familiar with this moment my husband experiences weekly.
You ask a room …
You might think you know what makes the French language unique.
There are tons of silent letters. For some unknown reason, nouns have genders. You’ve already memorized all the lyrics to “Lady Marmalade.”
What else is there to …
How about some maple syrup popcorn with your next binge-watch?
It’s familiar but deliciously unique.
Just like the French Canadian TV shows you’ll be watching while you snack.
If you’re specifically studying Canadian French, TV shows are the perfect tool…
If there’s one thing the French know how to do, it’s embrace life.
French dinners can last several hours. The French usually dedicate Sundays to spending time with family and friends.
They recognize the importance of stepping away from the …
Is difficult French vocabulary totally schooling you?
Don’t feel bad. You’re not the only one!
When you first start learning a language, the sheer quantity of new vocabulary words is overwhelming. Where do you begin?
Well, where else? At school!…
Back in my high school days, I felt confident walking into the French classroom for a big test.
I knocked the writing section out of the park.
Reading comprehension? 100 percent.
Listening? No problem!
But then came the speaking portion.…
You’re about to meet a French person.
The idea seems exotic and exciting… until you realize you know nothing about French people!
What will you talk about? Do you like the same things? What if you accidentally offend them?…
I have a confession.
I’ve never read a French book cover-to-cover.
Whew, it feels good to get that off my chest!
Reading a full French book has always felt like too much work. Any book I’d find interesting would have …
You could learn French alone on a desert island if you had to.
We hope you don’t have to, but you could.
You don’t need Wi-Fi.
You don’t need a strict schedule of language classes.
All you need are quality …
My husband and I frequently daydream about raising our future children to be bilingual.
Specifically, we want to teach them French.
I mean, who wouldn’t want their child to speak French? Imagine how adorable it would be to walk …
I’m a freelance writer who works from home. I work in my pajamas, play with my dog throughout the day and take breaks whenever I need them. It’s amazing.
In fact, I wish I’d been able to work from home…
Do you feel like it’s taking forever to make measurable progress in your French acquisition?
Whether you study on your own or take classes, you have only so much time to devote to learning the language.
You want to …
At age 21, I packed my bags and took my first solo trip abroad.
My destination: Lyon, France.
I was embarking on this journey because I wanted to immerse myself in the French language. My college didn’t have …
Have you been eyeing the French section of your local bookstore?
Without having purchased a single book yet?
Maybe you’ve noticed all the French movies and English movies with French subtitles that are available on Netflix.
How long do you think you can last in a conversation without mentioning your family?
It doesn’t sound that difficult. Most adults don’t feel compelled to speak at length about our mommies and daddies.
Think about it, though. How often …
Delving into the past can sometimes be painful.
Do you agree?
Fuddling through the correct conjugations for the French past tense—and all the right verb agreements—can make recalling past events even more painful.
Again, are you in agreement? Give …
It’s time to fall in love all over again.
If you’re at odds with French due to verbs, I’m here to help.
Let’s add some spark and playfulness back into the romance!
But first, let’s talk about why the relationship …
Welcome to the giant free library of easy French short stories.
You don’t need a special library card. You don’t even need to leave your house.
All you need to do is bookmark some incredible sites for fun (and did …
As a little kid, I loved getting to stay home from school when I was sick.
Why? Because I could sleep in until 9:59 a.m., waking up just in time to turn on “The Price Is Right.”
There’s something comforting …
Without a doubt, my experiences working abroad have been the most valuable aspect of my travels.
From waiting tables in New Zealand to teaching English in China, working in foreign countries has given me an entirely new insight into another …
Until you hit the jackpot, free online French lessons will be there for you.
Who knows? Maybe one day you’ll win the lotto.
All the money in the world would be in your hands.
You could splurge on a private …
It’s hard to forget the first time I went to France and tried to converse with real live native speakers.
For years, I’d been studying my textbooks, looking up French slang words and even reading a little French literature to …