Author Archive | Laura Grace Tarpley

Stay Au Courant: The Top 10 French News Apps for Android

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 …

30 French Culture Facts (With Language Tips)

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?…

The Fun 5-step Guide to Learn French with Your Baby

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 …

Why 5 Scary Parts of Learning French Aren’t So Hard At All

Have you been eyeing the French section of your local bookstore? From afar? 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. And …

The Ultimate Guide to Talking About Your 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 …

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 …

The 9 Best Free Online French Lessons Beyond Duolingo

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 …