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Need a French-English Dictionary? 4 Top Choices for Your Bookshelf or Phone

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As you browse for a French-English dictionary, keep in mind a certain foolish, rich old Roman.

In one of his famous letters, Seneca describes a very eccentric and wealthy Roman who’d go to great lengths to impress his friends. …

Does French Have to Be Hard? 4 Practical Study Tricks That Make It Easy from the Start

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Was Martin Luther King Jr. talking about French learning when he said this?

No, but he might as well have been.

French learning doesn’t have to …

Make French Learning a Habit: 6 Sites for Daily Lessons You’ll Love

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Learning a new language can sometimes feel like joining a gym.

You buy all the equipment, research the exercises, pay for monthly subscriptions…

And then realize that you haven’t actually gone in weeks.

But much like getting that beach bod

Learn French Writing from Your Phone: 6 Unique Apps for French Writing Practice

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The app is mightier than the sword.

Did you know you can perfect your French writing skills without staring at an empty notebook or blank word processor page?

There are lots of unique French apps designed to improve your written …

Time Flies… but You’re the Pilot: How to Learn French Speaking Fast

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Is it just too good to be true?

Maybe you’ve seen those ads promising to get you fluent in a week or even days.

A few clicks, two easy payments of $99.95 and one week later, you find your French …

Learn French in a Flash: How to Take Advantage of the 7 Best French Flashcard Apps

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Roll over, Beethoven!

Man has a new best friend: The smartphone.

And why not? In just the past decade, smartphones have given us apps that can do all sorts of neat things like conveniently pay our bills, send silly …

14 Wise Tips for Learning French by Doing as the Romans Do

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Ok… so you’re here to learn French, right?

Then why on Earth would we be talking about the Romans?

Well, besides making tremendous strides in architecture, warfare and public welfare, the Romans also had a thriving system of education!…