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Travel Fail: I trick myself into thinking I speak French | Worldwide Shambles

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I like to joke that you can’t fake French – to which you could argue that it’s pretty hard to fake any language. When I say this, I don’t mean that one might have an easier time faking Japanese or Arabic, I mean that when compared to other Romance langues like Portuguese or Italian, where my Spanish helps me get by, French, to me at least, is another linguistic animal entirely. Ergo, you can’t fake French. Mostly, this hasn’t really affected me. For being a fairly seasoned traveler, I haven’t dealt with French all that much. Other than a few […]

Our top 10 of Netflix series to learn French easily

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As every foreign language learner knows, traditional books are not the only way to study and improve your skills. Songs, comics, and films are just some of the additional tools available. The good news is that these are also tools that are particularly highly recommended for learning the language of Molière, and there has been a boom in streaming, with modern platforms offering series that meet students’ needs. The advantage of a series is that it is made up of individual episodes that are shorter than a film, aiding comprehension and encouraging viewers to watch the next installment. But those […]

23 Questions About Learning French in 2020, Answered!

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Bonne année ! Happy new year! I’ve heard from a lot of students these last few weeks about their French learning goals in 2020. Some of you want to improve your oral comprehension, others want to learn more French vocabulary. But what you all have in common? You have questions about learning French, of course! I did a live Q&A last year and it was so much fun that I decided to do it again! To celebrate the new year, I asked you to send me all your questions about learning French. I got a ton of them, thank you! […]

Five French documentary films to learn French

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Films, songs, podcasts, books… why not give documentaries a try? Ever since Netflix started producing them, people are starting to realize they have existed for nearly a century. French documentaries are celebrated for their heart-warming, educational and thought-provoking subject matters, with French filmmakers even putting their life on the line to produce some of them. But fret not – whether you’re passionate about animals, wildlife, politics, serial killers or food, you’re bound to find one (or several) that will pique your interest. One thing’s for sure: exposing yourself to the sounds of a language is an excellent way to train […]

The Year in Learning French

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What were we obsessed with, invested in, and beset by in 2020? Hazlitt’s writers reflect on the issues, big and small. Keep up with this year’s series here. About twice every week, since the summer of last year, I’ve been taking French lessons with a friend of mine who lives and teaches the language at a private institution in New York. She used to teach at the college level but finds children and the pay for teaching the children of rich people more agreeable, and it has more security than what she did before. Before Zoom meetings began to totally […]

Learn French by Singing Frozen’s Let It Go – TalkBox.Mom

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The winter settles gently in the night. The snow is queen in turn. A kingdom of solitude. My place is there forever. The wind that screams in me: “Do not think about tomorrow! “ He’s far too loud. I struggled, in vain. This content was originally published here.

The ultimate list of 5 books to learn French

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Learning French is important – we have argued this in numerous articles on the subject. But have you forgotten the good old-fashioned book? Not the Bible, although it is a bestseller now available in audiobook form. The road towards fluency doesn’t have to be about textbooks and grammar rules, a good novel can easily do the trick. Books of all shapes and sizes are a fantastic way to improve your level of French, but are sadly still a neglected way of learning a foreign language. Most learners are often disheartened to start a 300-page novel – after all, who wouldn’t […]

What is the Basic Eligibility for Learning French Language

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French is the second most spoken language after English in the world. It is considered as a powerful business language and a beautiful language to learn.  French has become an essence of communication. With most Indian companies emerging as good players around the world. French being the language of business is the need of the hour to be equipped to be able to be at par with international and multinational players.  It is essential to be able to break the language barrier and be able to facilitate a smooth and steady conversation to let the business communication flow properly. Whether […]

Neymar Given a Yellow Card for Being Too Good at Football Then Told to Speak French – PSG Talk

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Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win over Montpellier HSC on Saturday night had many storylines but none more blood boiling than Neymar Jr.’s yellow card in the 38th minute. By all accounts, Neymar had a brilliant game at the Parc des Princes. L’Equipe rated him an 8 out of 10, which was tied with Angel Di Maria for the highest of any player on the pitch. While he didn’t get his name on the scoresheet, Neymar did play a part in setting up PSG’s first and fourth goals on the night. In addition to his slick passing, Neymar tortured the Montpellier defenders […]

Learning French through stand-up

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Movies, books, documentaries, podcasts, songs… these are all things that exist, as well as things that can help you progress in your language journey. For you, the advanced learner, with the world at your fingertips, here’s an idea to shake up your routine: stand-up comedy. We’re not asking you to perform – unless you’ve got a tight five at the ready – we’re just asking you to watch some French-language comedians, and hopefully learn a thing or two while you chuckle politely and wonder how your life took such a weird turn. The French stand-up scene is bustling with wannabees […]