Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

6 French Immersion Camps for Adventurous Young Language Learners

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Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. 

This quote by the French thinker Ernest Dimnet makes a great argument for French immersion camps.

It’s important to give kids structure and focused lessons

Best Way to Learn French by Yourself: A 30-day Guide (with Sample Study Plan)

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They say it takes 30 days to create a new habit.

You could start hitting the gym. Cut out social media. Go to sleep earlier at night.

But what if I told you that you could even learn French

French Exams for Beginners: 7 Quick Online Tests to Bone Up the Basics

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In the dream, I’m driving to a university exam.

I feel frantic and upset.

I’m not wearing any pants, I can’t find a parking space and when I arrive to the exam, I don’t recognize the professor.

What’s worse, when …

8 Inspiring Steps to Build French Learning Motivation That Lasts

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Put down that cheesy motivational calendar.

You don’t need it.

Motivation to learn French won’t come simply from reading inspirational quotes.

Instead, you have to cultivate your own language learning motivation.

You have to find a way to keep …

How to Learn the French Irregular Subjunctive (Without Memorizing a Million Verb Forms)

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Subjunctive mood got you in a bad mood?

We’re here to bring back your smile.

If you’ve been studying the subjunctive—one of the most notorious French grammatical moods—you might not be feeling that sunny.

Especially if you’ve run into …

This Super Simple French Reflexive Verb Conjugation Guide Practically Teaches Itself

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In French, you can’t even get out of bed without reflexive verbs.

Think about your morning routine.

Je me lève (I get up), je me lave (I wash myself), je m’habille (I get dressed), je me brosse les dents

French for the Whole Famille: 8 Lovely French Apps Designed with Kids in Mind

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Mom! Dad! When is dinner going to be ready?

I’m hungry!

It’s one of the phrases that parents dread the most.

But what if your child wasn’t hungry for mac and cheese or hotdogs and instead was craving some appetizing