French Language

French Window to learn French in France

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Learn French
French Window to learn French in France

When it comes to the best ways of learning to speak French, one of the easiest and most fun ways to improve your French is to go to France and practice and make the real world your classroom… Of course classroom learned skills are essential, the nuts and bolts of French language and the grammar […]

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Fascinating French language facts

Written by on May 27, 2014 in Learn French, Words And Phrases
Fascinating French language facts

Read our top ten fascinating facts about the French language! You may be surprised at how au fait you are with French or aghast at the most difficult words and phrases for non-French speakers… 1. At the time of the French Revolution in 1793, 75% of French citizens did not speak French as a mother […]

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Talking French in France

Written by on April 15, 2014 in Learn French, My French Life
Talking French in France

Expats in any country have a tendency to get together. It’s not tribal, it’s not about wanting to hang on to your roots or rejecting everything that’s different about your adopted country. I sort of think that if that’s what you want – you probably won’t be leaving home any time soon to live in […]

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Improve Your French Language Skills by travelling solo

Written by on March 10, 2014 in Learn French
Improve Your French Language Skills by travelling solo

One of the best ways to improve your French language skills is to immerse yourself through travel. Adrienne Erin from the US studied French in Paris and offers her top tips for learning French… By spending time in France, you will be able to hear, speak, read and write the language constantly which gives you […]

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The Five-Minute Guide to Paris – Insider Passport to Paris!

Written by on March 5, 2014 in Courses, Funky, Learn French, Paris
The Five-Minute Guide to Paris – Insider Passport to Paris!

You can never do too much research while planning a trip to Paris. However sometimes, the amount of information you ingest seems heavier than the weight of all your guidebooks combined. Don’t get me wrong – Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Fodor’s have helped many Francophiles locate the best crepe stands, navigate through the Louvre and […]

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Parlez Vous Politeness?!

Written by on March 3, 2014 in French Language, Words And Phrases
Parlez Vous Politeness?!

Our Nice reporter Margo Lestz visits her local café La Petite Syrah in Nice and looks at how minding your manners can significantly reduce the price of your coffee! Learning a few key phrases in French will make you friends and may save you money, find out how to parlez vous politely in just a […]

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French Language Faux Pas

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Learn French, My French Life
French Language Faux Pas

I have something to confess – I am still learning to speak real French! I do speak French, a very proper sort of French. Some people tell me I sound a bit Parisian. I take this as a compliment since I spent some time in Paris in my youth. I do though know that the […]

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Common French Christmas Phrases

Written by on November 20, 2013 in Courses, Learn French, Words And Phrases
Common French Christmas Phrases

Géraldine Lepère is a French woman with a mission – to help non-French speakers learn French and speak it Comme Une Francaise – real French like a real French woman.She has won over the press, won awards and won fans all over the world who love her honesty, passion and fun lessons. When she set […]

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5 Unconventional Ways to Perfect Your French

Written by on November 18, 2013 in Courses, Learn French
5 Unconventional  Ways to Perfect Your French

Practice makes perfect when studying French; however, sometimes textbooks, reading passages and redundant grammar exercises get tiring. You still want to put your skills to practice, you just need to find new, entertaining ways to perfect your French. We’ve listed five unconventional ways below that will keep you entertained and allow you to progress further […]

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Parlez Vous Francais… an Expat speaks out

Written by on October 29, 2013 in Learn French
Parlez Vous Francais… an Expat speaks out

Speak to any ex-pat living outside their native country and ask them what’s the biggest challenge in their overseas life and I bet the majority would say ‘language.’ From the simple things such as buying a stamp to the complexities of friendships (and sometimes-closer relationships), language skills – or the lack of them – loom […]

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