Author Archive | Rachel Larsen

10 Quick, Captivating Commercials in French with English Subtitles


You just made a big bowl of popcorn and sat down to watch your favorite TV show.

The protagonist gently leans in to finally kiss your favorite character when…

Commercial break!

Or you eagerly click the link your friend …

Get Your Fill of French for Free with These 11 Awesome E-learning Resources


Aaaaaaaah, the internet.

You get on for just a second to check your friend’s status.

Then you get sucked in by those memes (you know the ones).

Next thing you know, it’s midnight and you’ve been online for hours.…

Fine Tune Your French Ear: The 5 Best Listening Tools, Plus Expert Practice Tips


You’re in the café, waiting for your French language partner to show up.

Might as well eavesdrop on the table next to you.

But as you listen in, you notice something peculiar.

Neither person is responding to what the other

How’s Your French? 9 Online Proficiency Tests and 4 Official Ones


Have you just passed the first curve of -er verbs?

Are you trudging through the heavily-wooded subjunctive?

It can be hard to place exactly where you are in the enchanted forest of your French language journey.


Teach Yourself! A Straightforward Walkthrough of Reflexive Verbs in French


I still remember my first day of French class.

Before we could even enter the classroom, Madame had us say bonjour (hello) as we shook her hand.

We had barely gone to our seats before our first exercise began. We …