The Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the French Present Tense

French present tense

The French present tense is the most useful French tense, it’s also the first tense you learn as a beginner. This article shows you how to use patterns and high-frequency verbs to quickly master it. You’ll also find a free bonus that will help you do that at the end of the article When should […]

Beginner Conversational French 01: French Greetings

french greetings

Welcome to the first lesson of the Beginner Conversational French series, a series of lessons designed to help you have your fist French conversation within six months. Today, you will learn how to greet people in French both formally and informally. You will also learn why you can’t greet French people the way you greet Americans. Finally, you […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your French Language Exchange

French language exchange

What if you could practice and learn French with a native speaker, meet people from all around the world and make lifelong friends along the way? Does this sound like something for you? Language exchange is an awesome way to do exactly that, without spending a single penny. As the co-founder of a language exchange website […]

Should You Pronounce the Final Letter of French Words?

final French letter pronunciation

There is no way to know whether you should pronounce the final letter of a French word or not. That’s at least what most French textbooks say. Luckily, this isn’t entirely true. It turns out there is a formula that can help you know whether you should pronounce the last letter of a word or […]

FluentU French Review: Learn French With Videos

FluentU review

What if you could watch Youtube videos and learn French at the same time? You could expand your vocabulary by listening to French music or learn to speak French like a real Parisian. it’s now possible with FluentU.

“You” in French: How to Choose Between Tu and Vous

you in French

There is a right and a wrong way to say “you” in French. Or rather, there are different ways to say it depending on who you are talking to. Use the right form and people will be happy to talk to you and amazed by your knowledge of the language ; use the wrong form and the […]

10 French Podcasts You Need to Hear

French podcasts

Do you want to learn French while you are on the move, working out or washing dishes? Then podcasts are the best learning tool for you. Here is a review of the best French podcasts . Whether you are just getting started learning French or would like to better understand spoken French, you will find […]

FlashSticks: Can Post-It Notes Help You Learn French?


A while ago, FlashSticks contacted me to ask me to review their product, post-it notes you can put everywhere in your house and office to learn French. The idea is promising, but does it deliver? That’s what you will discover in this review.