Author Archive | Laura Grace Tarpley

C’est Gratuit! Free French Lessons That Won’t Break Your Budget


You know the old saying:

“You get what you pay for.”

Maybe that’s why it often seems that free French learning resources leave much to be desired.

I don’t want to settle for an unsatisfactory French education. If I’m going …

Allons à l’école! Your Guide to Talking About School in French


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!…

Want to Speak French with Confidence? 6 Top French Conversation Lesson Sites


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.

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?…

Bilingual Bookshelf: Read in French and English with These 10 Parallel Texts


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 …

Where to Download French Learning Videos for Any Language Skill

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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

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 …