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6 Excellent French Newspapers for All Levels

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In previous articles, I wrote about how reading is a great way to expand your vocabulary and learn better sentence structures. Reading French newspapers in particular not only helps with your reading comprehension skills, but it also keeps you up to date with what’s happening in French society. Here in this short article, let’s take a […]

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Des adieux pas comme les autres [A French Short Story]

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Bonjour ! Here’s a very short French story that is great for complete beginners. It’s only 300 words long and uses very simple words, so you can easily follow along. At the end of the story, there’s a glossary of terms and a mini quiz to test your comprehension. Ready? C’est parti ! Quick Navigation French […]

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Can You Pass this Beginner-Level Reading Comprehension Quiz?

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Is your reading comprehension in French good enough to pass this beginner-level quiz? Give it a try! Don’t forget to share your results with your friends!

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What French Novel Should You Read Next?

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Are you a French learner who’s looking for a good book to practice your reading skills in French? Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level learner, take this super short quiz to help you pick your next read!

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Spooky French-English Short Story: Le Chat Noir

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It’s almost Halloween again. When this time of the year rolls in, people around the world share spooky stories or watch horror films. This year, I’m sharing with you a classic story by renowned author Edgar Allan Poe. The French version is translated by no less than Charles Baudelaire. The language used here is a […]

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More Stories to Learn French (for beginners!)

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Around this time last year, I came up with a book about stories to help readers learn French. Not some children’s stories like most books of its kind are. Just simple, easy-to-digest ones about everyday scenarios using words that you could immediately put to use in daily situations. What do you know, it shoot up […]

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6 Tips on how to read in French like a boss

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    Hey, you. Yes, you awesome person hovering over this page. How do you feel about reading? ….in French? Ha! Gotcha! I know that majority of you readers were about to say yes but froze halfway through. If you’re one of the 58.9% French learners (a totally made up percentage) who looks like this while reading French texts:  …read up […]

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Available Now: Learn French with Stories for Beginners

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There was once a young boy who worked as assistant at a café in Paris. His name was Henri and he was 14 at the time. One day, a special guest came to their café. It was no less than the Prince of Wales himself, the future King Edward VII of England! A prince! In […]

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10 Great French Novels to Learn French for All Levels

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 Reading is a true source of pleasure and often a relaxing hobby to undertake. It can also be a very handy learning tool to practice your French and put your comprehension skills to good use. Reading books in French is a fantastic way to complement your studies by increasing your vocabulary and improving your understanding of […]

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The secret to building better sentences in French ?

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« Frédéric, how can I build a correct sentence in French? » It is a very common (and valid one) question but beyond building some simple sentences « I give some chocolate to my sister = Je donne du chocolat à ma sœur », you won’t get very far with this logic. If you are looking to build more natural […]

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Reading Comprehension in French: How to improve it?

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Do you know what’s one of the most underrated ways to learn French and improve your French Vocabulary? R-E-A-D-I-N-G. Perhaps I’m stating the obvious but I found out, amazingly, that most French learners do not spend at least a few minutes per day to read a french article. Such a shame really, because doing so […]

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