Author Archive | Laura Grace Tarpley

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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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