Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

17 Highly Practical French Learning Tools You Need in Your Toolbox

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I hear you’ve been wearing some haute couture (high fashion) and eating some haute cuisine (fancy meals)…

But are your French learning tools of haute qualité (high quality)?

We all know that learning French effectively requires total dedication. However, you …

How to Speak French Better: Improve French in 14 Easy Steps

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What does a French life look like?

Take a moment. Close your eyes. Imagine yourself living la vie française (the French life). Are you walking cobblestone streets in the wine country of Côte-d’Or in Bourgogne? Are you eating Bouillabaisse in …

Frantastique Review: What’s Frantastic and What Could Be Improved?

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Learning French online is a luxury that previous generations could only dream about.

In fact, our ancestors might say that all these new technological advances in French learning are practically otherworldly.

Especially when you consider a program like Frantastique …

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 …