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10 Surprising Anglophones Who Speak French

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Parlez-vous français? (“do you speak French?”) For most of us the answer is non, but there are more people who have mastered the language than you might expect. Let’s look at a few. Queen Elizabeth II The Queen was taught French by several native-speaking governesses. Her mother and her sister also spoke the language and it is said that the three of them would use French around Prince Philip when they didn’t want him to know what they were talking about! Bradley Cooper This Hollywood star, known for movies like Silver Linings Playbook and A Star is Born, speaks French […]

Best Learn French Software and Apps 2021 | Top Ten Reviews

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Choose from any of the best learn French software or apps, and you will be able to get from French beginner to expert. We’ve tested a bunch of French language apps to suit all needs – whether you want some basic vocabulary for a business trip or vacation, or you’re looking to become a fluent speaker. While most require some kind of upfront payment, or subscription fee, there are a few free apps too, although they do come with limits to how far you can learn with them. The best learn French software for you will depend on what learning […]

‘Learn French and have fun!’: Ont. teacher turns to YouTube for virtual learning | CTV News

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OTTAWA — With his stuffed elephant named Dex and his pet cat named Puppy, Steve Massa is going the extra mile to make sure his students have fun while learning French while away from the classroom. As schools closed for in-person learning last spring, the Grade 3 teacher with the Toronto District School Board decided to get creative to keep his students engaged while learning the French language, so “Monsieur Steve” was born. “I honestly had no idea what I was doing,” Massa told CTV News. Massa’s Monsieur Steve YouTube channel uses fun videos to teach children how to speak […]

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 […]

French Language Learning: 5 Reasons Your Child Should Study French – Tessa International School

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Why encourage your child to learn French? So they can order pommes de terre at La Bouche Cafe with a perfect accent? Well, yes. But that’s not the only reason. There are more benefits to learning French than showcasing your language skills in a fancy restaurant. French is a versatile language with wide-ranging benefits. Below are some of the top reasons your child should study French. Foreign language study at an early age leads to improved academic performance in all subjects, improves a student’s ability to focus, and provides priceless opportunities to study foreign cultures. But you might ask yourself, […]

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.