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Need Help with French Conjunctions? Your Roadmap for Getting from Point A to B

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One of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve had learning French came, ironically, from teaching English.

I was working in Quebec with government officials, and on the wall of our classroom was a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” (no food, pick …

Looking for Cute French Words? 20 Adorable Expressions to Know


I’ll never forget that moment as I raised my hand in French class.

I knew I shouldn’t ask. I knew it wouldn’t lead to any good.

But, I was just too curious—and, apparently, too lazy to Google it.…

Should You Use FrenchPod101? We Review the Premium Program


Have you ever sat down at a restaurant feeling incredibly hungry, and everything on the menu seemed great?

Then the waiter came by and told you all the specials, and those sounded amazing, too.

Finally, it was time to give

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


“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


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


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 …