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Growing an Active Vocabulary: How Many Words in the French Language Do I Need to Know?


Dix (ten), cent (one hundred), mille (one thousand), dix milles (ten thousand)?

No, no, no, French learner, I am not teaching you how to count by intervals in French!

Instead, I am asking you: How many words do you

Like, Quoi? How to Learn French Through English


Can you understand this sentence?

Then you’ve got a secret weapon for learning French.


These two languages have been intertwined for centuries, creating lots of overlap that language learners can use to their advantage.

But they’re not exactly …

3 Freeing Keys to Successfully Learn French Through Immersion


Imagine walking down the cobblestone streets of Paris, the Eiffel Tower standing loftily in the distance.

You pause for a moment to buy a croissant from the corner boulangerie (bakery) before continuing your stroll along the river Seine.

As you …

So, What’s the Deal with French? Is it Easy to Learn?


The floor is open for inquiries.

Today, we’re taking questions from prospective French learners.

Regardless of how they ask, new language learners always want to know one thing: Is this going to be hard?

There are as many answers to …

An Introduction to French: How to Start Learning on Your Own in 4 Powerful Steps


You’re finally doing it.

You’re committing yourself, for better or worse.

You’ve decided to start learning French. Good for you!

The journey is long, but boy, will it be worthwhile.

Deciding is half the battle, but how do you …

I Want to Learn French! How to Create a French Learning Plan That Captures Your Passion


Yes, you can learn French.

I’m talking to toi, cher internaute ! (you, dear Internet user!)

I don’t care if you failed high school French or you couldn’t quite get your mouth around bonjour (hello) on your last trip

7 En Pointe Pointers for Learning How to Read French

How to Read French

Are you ready to learn how to read?

Of course, you know how to read English, but how do you attempt learning how to read all over again—in a different language?

With English under your belt, you’ve already …