Author Archive | Pat B

What’s the Best French Android App? Meet 15 Heavyweights in the Google Play Store


Google Play store making you dizzy?

I get it.

There a ton of French Android apps to choose from.

And who wants to spend time sifting through app reviews when you could actually be learning the French language?

That’s why …

Learn French on YouTube: 16 Info-packed Channels for Classroom Quality Language Lessons


Isn’t YouTube a destination for mindless distractions?

Actually, non!

YouTube is a French learner’s paradise.

On YouTube, French learners can find hundreds of free channels and videos to—you guessed it—learn French.

So when it’s time to learn …

Need a French Gender Checker? 4 Tools to Avoid Mistakes with Every Noun


Is a magnet masculine?

Is a farm feminine?

In English, we don’t need to worry about this kind of thing.

So it can be especially difficult to get accustomed to French gender rules, where every single noun is designated …

Don’t Just Translate Your Resume! How to Structure and Write a French CV Like the Locals Do


If only there were some magical way to make job hunting less awful.

Especially for those of us looking for jobs in a foreign language.

Talk about stress!

Unfortunately, we don’t have a stress-reducing potion or a crystal ball …

How Do You Become a French Translator? We’re Sharing Our 6 Steps to Career Success


When I was first learning French, I never thought of it as a potential income.

But one day I read about the requirements to become a French translator, and everything changed.

I was able to harness my French knowledge

Use This Template to Structure and Write a Formal French Letter


Not everything is for minimalists.

Sparse Ikea room décor? Sure.

Formal French letter writing? Not so much.

These letters are all about turning your flowery French writing skills up to 11. You’ll need the right letter structure and polite expressions

How to Prep for the TEFaQ and Get One Step Closer to the Dream Life in Quebec


Picture yourself strolling past historic cathedrals.

Or sitting riverside with a bottle of wine and great friends.

Walking down cobblestone streets and enjoying the lovely warm smell of…


Yep, we’re not in France.

This is Quebec, the fascinating …