Language learning is a process. This post is the one where I tell all about the 5 things that still give me major trouble in French.
French language learners usually learn to say only in French with the word seulement. But that’s not the only way. Let me teach you the other way in today’s Quick French Lesson.
Learning a language is hard. What do you do when you aren’t sure about a clear path forward? Private lessons can be expensive and books can be ineffective and boring. How can a language learner boost their foreign language skills? Here’s why you should consider learning French with Lingoda.
When you’re in France and need to converse face-to-face with French people, all your classroom learning gets very real. Here’s how to use context when speaking French.
A question people ask me quite often about speaking French is, “Do you translate French into English in your head before speaking?”
But the real marker of progress is when native French speakers stop complimenting you on your French. That’s when you know you’ve majorly improved. Yes, really. Why is this the case?
When you have an accent in your second language, which most of us do if we started learning it as an adult, people sometimes react to you differently. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not. Here’s my list of 19 things that are true when you have a foreign accent.
Today I have a special post for you! A link up, to be more specific. Phoebe of Lou Messugo has given me the reins for the August All About France link up and I’m hosting for her while she’s on vacation.
Even if you consider yourself fluent in French or pretty close to it, certain situations will still send shivers down your spine (or maybe it’s just me). Situations like what, you ask? Here’s when the French language makes you want to run and hide.
Learning another language to the point of being self-sufficient in a country where that language is spoken can be one of the most rewarding — yet frustrating — challenges of life abroad. Here are some frustrations of living in another language.
Next time you’re having a conversation with someone in French and one of these words below comes up, use the shortened form. Here are French words you can shorten.
As a foreigner learning French, I’ve picked a few of these little things along the way and am sharing these tips to make your French sound more natural.
When learning a new language, it can be difficult to find language partners with whom to practice — especially if you don’t live in a country where that language is spoken. So if you need a language speaking partner in English/French, read on.
I had a really, really hard time understanding spoken, spontaneous French outside the classroom. For anyone learning French, I’m here to tell you to forget all the grammar and writing exercises and listen up to what I have to say below. Comprehension needs to be your focus if you plan on spending any time in a French-speaking country.
If you’re anything like me, after living in a country where English isn’t the native language, you’ll start to a notice a phenomenon that I like to call “WTF is going on!?” You’ll notice yourself searching for words that were once at the tip of your tongue, second-guessing your spelling and experiencing somewhat frequent brain farts.
After living in France for over four years now, I’ve learned that your accent is only an obstacle if you allow it to become one. Most of the time having an accent in French is a good thing!
Learning a language can be frustrating, so how do you get native speakers to correct your mistakes? I’m sharing my thoughts.
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Let’s talk pronunciation today. Here’s a quick French pronunciation lesson for words that begin with the letter “c”. The vowel sounds make all the difference!