Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

The 6 Best Sites for Qualified French Homework Helpers and Resources

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“Au secours! Au secours!”

Do you ever find yourself mentally screaming this phrase (“help!”) while you’re attempting to complete your French homework?

Ever get overwhelmed with your assignments and wish that someone—anyone!—would just step in and make the French murkiness …

Être vs. Avoir: A Complete Breakdown of 2 French Superverbs

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It seems like the ultimate showdown.

The ultimate standoff.

A neverending struggle.

An ongoing battle of wills between French verbs être (to be) and avoir (to have).

However, it doesn’t take long to find out that this battle, …

Growing an Active Vocabulary: How Many Words in the French Language Do I Need to Know?

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Dix (ten), cent (one hundred), mille (one thousand), dix milles (ten thousand)?

No, no, no, French learner, I am not teaching you how to count by intervals in French!

Instead, I am asking you: How many words do you

Learn Depuis, Pendant and Il y a in 15 Minutes: The Short n’ Sweet Guide for French Learners

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Since the beginning of time…

…French students have struggled with depuispendant and il y a.

Alright, maybe I’m being a little dramatic.

But when you’re tearing your hair out over a grammar book, trying to figure out …

All About French Articles to Complete Your French-learning Masterpiece

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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Vincent Van Gogh said this, and we know it to be true.

Whether it’s language learning or painting a masterpiece, the small things matter.

Understanding French articles matters.…

Warning: Graphic Novel Content! 5 French Graphic Novels for Learners of All Levels

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WARNING! This post may get a bit graphic!

Oh, but don’t worry—there’s no blood, sex, violence or bad words in it.

I just mean that we’re going to be talking about French graphic novels!

Graphic novels are sort of like …

Silence, Moteur, Action! How to Watch French Movies Online

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Want to become acquainted with France’s vibrant movie scene…

…without leaving your house?

Maybe you’re an aspiring cinephile with a list of top French movies you just can’t miss out on.

Maybe you’re using French-language movies to gain advanced