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Resource of the Month – Early Learning – French – Dinosaurs & Number practice – PowerLanguage

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Watch this simple nursery rhyme which plays on the word dinosaure and the numbers from 1 to 10 in French. Learners are asked whether each image shows Hector le – un (1) nosaure, deux (2) nosaure etc. and are encouraged to shout non each time, until they get to dix(10) nosaure – where they can shout: Oui, c’est Hector le dinosaure! Please note that for six (6) and dix (10), the “x” is silent when followed by another word starting with a consonant. A different dinosaur is used for each number so you can introduce/revise various French colours as well. […]

Aisling O’Loughlin’s New Beau Is Encouraging Her To Learn French

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The French are losing their patience with me. It’s nearly three years now and my French remains at Leaving Cert level. D minus at that. I actually got a B. Honours for those asking, whatever that means anymore. False hope. It should have been a D minus. Learning off your French verbs by rote will only get you so far. The Frenchman says I understand when the mood takes. He may have a point. I got reprimanded at Christmas for carrying out a conversation in English, just one to one mind you, but enough to irritate a Grande Dame. Probationary […]

Why Learn French? 7 Reasons You Should Start Learning French In 2021 – Justlearn

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Learning French is always a good idea despite some people thinking that it is a waste of time and resources. As an official language in five different continents, precisely in 29 countries all over the world, one of the six languages of the UN and one of three languages that have a higher status in the European Union, French is the fifth most spoken language in the world. For those still in doubt whether they should learn this language, here are the 7 reasons why you should start learning French in 2021. A Variety of Business Opportunities At the moment, […]

The Best Apps to Learn French: Tested by an Expat – American French Mom

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Heading into 2021, I am continuously thinking about the best apps to learn French. Learning French by app is the way I’ve learned French thus far. As an American Expat living in France, it’s been my go-to method of learning. I know what you’re thinking, how can you possibly learn French via an app. Well, the answer is simple. The best way to learn French is through an accessible and consistent method. You always have your phone on you. No matter where life takes you, your phone is still there. We can download any French learning app we want at the […]

Oui, Paris! Why now is the perfect time to learn French | HerCanberra

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Oui, Paris! Why now is the perfect time to learn French Posted on 28 January, 2021 We’re calling it: the allure of Paris has never been so intense. It’s partially because of the travel ban (we all want what we can’t have, right?) but also the perfectly timed arrival of a particular Netflix sensation where the city of lights practically has a starring role. While Emily in Paris’ representation of French culture and Parisians may be rife with cliches, you can’t deny that the show captured the city itself in all it’s dreamy, romantic glory. The unfortunate truth is that, […]

Lionel Messi ‘learning French’ amid PSG transfer interest as Barcelona face summer ordeal – Mirror Online

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Follow the major changes at the Nou Camp in our FREE Barca newsletter When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice Lionel Messi is reportedly learning French amid heavy interest in the Barcelona superstar from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. Messi, 33, is out of contract this summer and PSG have made no […]

Learning French in lockdown is hard, largely because explaining what I did last weekend is incredibly dull

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“You said something about cauliflower, definitely something about cauliflower. He’s going to Paris… to buy some kind of special cauliflower?” My partner looks at me blankly. I see her trawling back – in her head – through the video call she just had with her French dad, trying to figure out what repeated word I possibly could have mistaken for “choufleur”. She shakes her head. My boyfriend and I have run out of things to say in lockdown – so we’re speaking in Swedish “I give up,” I say, throwing my hands in the air, “Lockdown could last until 2047, […]

13 Practical Tips for Learning French | Lingvist

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French is one of those languages that people seem to either love or hate. It’s said to be beautiful, or difficult to master. It’s also one of the most useful languages to spend your time learning. Then, why do so many people put off learning it? Here’s one reason, and some tips to conquer it and start learning French now! French is what’s known as a megalanguage — a language that has more than 1 million mother-tongue speakers, and that’s just the start. In fact, according to a 2014 quantitative study by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, there are […]

Learning French with italki for Homeschool | Adorable Chaos

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The Butterfly  (now age 9) has been interested in learning  French for the past three years. We tried a couple of different programs, including computer based games and audio / CDs, but they didn’t keep her engaged, excited and actively learning French. Both approaches felt like a chore after a few lessons. The joy of learning a new language was – temporarily – lost. This summer we had the pleasure of trying out the new homeschooling language site italki. Using the iPad and Skype, we connected with a teacher in France. We received 6 free lessons in order to evaluate […]

ShareAmi connects young people learning French with seniors living in France – EPALE – European Commission

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Generated as a spin-off of the main project Oldyssey, a digital storytelling project that gives a voice to old people and provides ways of bringing different generations together, ShareAmi allows young people who want to practice their French the chance to improve while promoting the active engagement of older people at risk of isolation and social exclusion. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, older people are particularly at risk of feeling isolated or they may simply have more time on their hands than others. Language exchanges abroad are being partly suspended, making practicing foreign languages even more difficult for young people […]