French Language

How to pronounce r in French it’s easy when you know how!

Written by on September 21, 2017 in Words And Phrases
How to pronounce r in French it’s easy when you know how!

In French, even a simple word sounds so classy and chic that many non French speakers fall in love with the language. It also has some beautiful ways of getting a message across. For example, in French we do not say “I miss you” instead we say “Tu me manques” which means “you are missing […]

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Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Learn French, Rhône Alpes, Ski
Head to Morzine France to learn French and ski!

A week in Morzine – it’s not all about the snow The Portes du Soleil area is one of the largest ski areas in the world. It includes 13 resorts (both Swiss and French) and roughly 650 km of marked ski and snowboard runs. There are 14 valleys and nearly all of the runs are […]

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French Tongue Twisters and longest words

Written by on July 17, 2017 in Learn French
French Tongue Twisters and longest words

Longest French words Intergouvernementalisations (the plural of (intergouvernementalisation) or anticonstitutionnellement. At 27, 26 and 25 letters long, these are the longest words in the French language! Their meanings are pretty obvious to English speakers as well as French, as a surprisingly large number of English words and expressions are the same or very similar – […]

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Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

Written by on November 14, 2016 in French Language, Learn French, Tours in France
Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

There can be no better way to learn the French language than by living, breathing and immersing yourself in the culture and essence of France. Learning from classes, books and online works well, but for truly appreciating and understanding the nuances of real French by getting to know and chat to the locals, enjoying the […]

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5 Easy French Expressions That Help You Sound Like A Local

Written by on November 9, 2016 in French Language, Learn French
5 Easy French Expressions That Help You Sound Like A Local

French Expressions in every day use In this video, there are some sentences that the French really use in everyday life. These are typically French expressions that you’ll hear in friendly conversations, in the streets and cafés. Use them and people will immediately think you’ve been living in France for years! Learn how to use expressions […]

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How to drink wine like the French

How to drink wine like the French

Wine, cheese and bread are the 3 symbols of French food. But the French don’t drink wine, buy bread and eat cheese like in the movies set in Paris. So, if you want to learn how to drink wine like the French do and look like a local and not a tourist when you’re in […]

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Am I too old to learn French?

Written by on September 22, 2016 in Learn French
Am I too old to learn French?

Think you might be too old to learn French – well think again. Learning a new language is a great way to age-proof your brain according to scientists… Learning another language or even several more languages helps to keep your brain sharp. It may also have significant health benefits attached in that it helps to […]

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What’s it like to do a French immersion course in France?

Written by on September 13, 2016 in Guest Blogs, Learn French
What’s it like to do a French immersion course in France?

What’s it like to do a language immersion course in France? My friends ask me how I had the nerve, after studying French for only two years, to expose myself to the stress and discomfiture of language immersion. Easy. When I was a girl, I’d linger on the edge of the high diving board until […]

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How to pronounce French words the French Way

How to pronounce French words the French Way

When it comes to speaking French as a foreigner, it can be very difficult to get those tricky pronunciations right. Many of us don’t have the time to go to lessons or we struggle to understand just how to make our mouths form the sounds in the first place. However French teacher Geri Metz’s online […]

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Fantastic French Immersion Courses in Provence

Fantastic French Immersion Courses in Provence

What could be more special and memorable than learning French on a truly exceptional  immersion course where you stay with a French teacher and their family in their home in lovely Provence. Aix en Provence, Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse – the names trip off your tongue to conjure up images of […]

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