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French Slang: Speaking the Real French (a major update)

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 If you have ever been to France, you already probably know that, the French spoken in the street (or even in a movie) can be WAY different from what you learn in your textbook. If you are looking to sound more like the French themselves, your main focus should be to learn the informal words and […]

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New ebook: Improving French Vocabulary


 Hello, just a quick announcement. I have just launched a BIG new ebook « Improving French Vocabulary ». This ebook was designed for French Learners who are serious about learning French. Its purpose is to enrich the vocabulary of both advanced beginners and experienced students of French. I wanted to create the most comprehensive French Vocabulary Review Ebook […]

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The Differences Between French in Québec and France


  [You can also listen to this article plus additional information in this podcast episode  here.] It can be said that Metropolitan (or Standard European) and Québec (or Canadian) French, while both rooted in early modern Classical French, are two completely distinct varieties of French. While even a non-French could correctly make this assumption, most would only […]

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A 20-Day Guide on How to Make Learning French a Habit


In my article How to Create a Habit: A Guide for Language Learners, we have already established that the best way to learn French is to create a French learning habit. But creating new habits is very difficult, and we could only make it easier by doing our 10 habit rules:Knowing your goalsSetting a reasonable […]

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Tips on How to Memorize French Vocabulary


Frederic’s note: This article was written by Jack Nunn, who was kind enough to share his experiences about learning French vocabulary efficiently. He explains how he does it by taking into account the specificity of the French language (the gender issue).If you have some tips about learning French and want to write about it, feel free to email […]

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Why I don’t share the pronunciation of French Words on social media?


The number one request I get on social media (Twitter and Facebook mostly) when I share a new word is ‘Please add the phonetics’  But I don’t plan to do it; because this is the wrong way to learn French Pronunciation. I shall explain why in a moment, but first, allow me to give you two […]

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How to improve your French Quickly? Learn French with me!


 Why learning French with a tutor can be faster than a classical French Program?Struggling to improve your French? No opportunity to practice your French? Then you should consider my French Tutoring service.    The benefits of having a French tutor:Cheaper than  attending French language classes in France (As explained below)Faster way to develop French speaking and listening skills. […]

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French Pastry Culture 101


 When the gods and goddesses of pastries and desserts came down to earth, they settled down in France. With their glorious blinding presence and golden spoons and ladles, they taught the locals how to make fluffy meringues and mousses, luscious cakes, and divine crème brûlées. The result is French pastry as we know it. The end. While […]

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Top 10 reasons how a second language may be more important than your passport…

Why learn a second language

    Yes, you heard it right, learning a second language may be more important than your passport in more ways than one. In fact let’s give you 10. How does that sound?

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19 Awesome Conversation Starters About France

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  What’s worse than being stuck in a conversation where you simply couldn’t rack your brains hard enough to come up with something brilliant to break the ice? Well, that’s right: nothing. Nothing could be more awkward or nerve-racking than just sitting there looking like an idiot. The longer the silence, the sweatier your palms get, the more […]

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Learn French: Your 21-Day Guide on How to Make Listening a Habit


  In case you missed our previous article about how to practice listening in French, I suggest you take a quick peek at it (spoiler alert: it’s awesome!) In the article, I gave you a bunch of useful tips and tricks on how to learn the language through listening. So go ahead and browse it quickly, I’ll […]

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How to Create a Learning Habit to Learn French

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We all have come across books and articles that tell us in so many words how to make a habit stick. The question is, were you motivated enough to learn the habit that will make you learn a new habit? (confusing, huh. But I swear I’m making sense here.) Here in this article, we will try […]

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