Author Archive | Laura Grace Tarpley

Hone Your Skills by Talking About Family in French


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 …

Be Agreeable! How to Learn French Verb Agreement by Mastering the Past Tense


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 …

J’adore les verbes français: 11 Websites for French Conjugation Exercises


It’s time to fall in love all over again.

If you’re at odds with French due to verbs, we’re here to help.

Let’s add some spark and playfulness back into the romance!

But first, let’s talk about why the relationship …

Kids’ Lit! 6 Sources of Easy French Short Stories for Learners


Still feel helpless as a baby when it comes to using your French?

It’s okay, that’s totally normal.

See, studying French is one thing.

Actually communicating in French is a whole other ball game.

The truth is, memorizing words …

Learners’ Loot: 6 French Game Shows for Valuable French Skills


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 …

8 Programs That Let You Work and Learn French


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 …

5 Quality (and Free!) French Lessons You’ll Think You’re Stealing


You’ve just won the lotto.

All the money in the world is in your hands.

What do you do?

I know my answer.

First, I’d travel all around the globe in a giant private jet.

I mean, wouldn’t we all?…