Author Archive | Laura Grace Tarpley

To Be or Not to Be? The Simple Guide to Conjugating and Using the French “To Be”


To be, or not to be. That is the question.” –“Hamlet”

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” –“Casablanca”

We’re the three best friends that anybody could have!” –“The

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 …

Is That a Fact? 15 French Language Fun Facts That’ll Surprise and Enlighten You


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 …

Learn Canadian French from Your Couch: The 6 Best TV Shows from Quebec


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

Now’s Your Chance to Live the French Dream: 6 Irresistible Gap Year Programs in France


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 …

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!…