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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

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 …

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!…

Bridging the Gap: Transitioning into Intermediate French Courses

bridging the gap transitioning into intermediate french courses

Are you stuck trying to move beyond beginning French?

Lots of French learners note how easy it is to get off the ground initially.

But then they learn how hard it is to advance beyond the basics.

Perhaps you’ve finished …

Flipping the Switch: 3 Tips for Improving Your French Accent

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The French are notorious for rebuffing new French learners.

You start speaking their language, and they respond to you in English.

I call this phenomenon the Switch.

Even Mark Twain experienced the Switch.

After traveling abroad, he brilliantly summarized …