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The Top French Level Tests for Students, Teachers, Translators and Visa Seekers


What if I told you that your French could make you money, get you into a great university or even allow you to live and work in another country?

You might think I’m crazy, but your French is valuable

Understanding Conditionals: Master French Si Clauses with This Step-by-step Guide


French is like computer programming.

What?! Am I crazy?

Hear me out on this one.

You start your French studies by making indicative sentences, that is to say, just declaring things that are factual.

In programming, you start by

Mastering the French Indicative: A Comprehensive Learner’s Guide


“My pet unicorn is named Archibald.”

“I just won a million dollars!”

“My father takes a spaceship to the moon every Tuesday.”

What do these three improbable sentences have in common?

They all use verbs in the indicative mood.

In …

8 Ways to Ask “How Are You” in French: From Formal to Friendly


“Hello! How are you?”

“I’m fine, thank you. And you?”

This seems like a pretty basic conversation, right?

But, could you say those phrases in French?

Knowing how to ask “how are you?” is fundamental for meeting people or …

Let’s Put Pen to Paper and Master Written French


You’re sitting in a cafe in Paris, pencil in hand.

You came to France to write the next great French novel. The paper’s there facing you, waiting to record your masterpiece.

Now is the time and the place …

Say What? The Ultimate Guide to French Questions


Imagine the scenario: You’re in French class. And you need help.

What do you do?

You ask a question, of course!

But wait—learning French should be immersive. In other words, it should be done in French. So …

The Intensive Guide to Mastering French Nouns




Adorable, furry kittens.

What do all of these have in common?

They are all nouns!

You know what nouns are!

You might remember from English class that a noun is a person, place, thing or idea.…