15 Proven Tips to Help You Learn French Fast

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Learning another language isn’t easy. I’ve been a fluent French speaker for a long time, but I’ve never forgotten how challenging it was to get here. Along the way, I learned some lessons and discovered some strategies that helped me with everything from studying, to self-esteem (a crucial part of learning just about anything). If …

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Learning French

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When you start to learn a language, you may feel intimidated or overwhelmed. There’s so much you don’t know, so much to study and so much knowledge to acquire. Or maybe you only feel overwhelmed when you come upon the first challenging thing. I had my first French class when I was in sixth grade …

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The Best French Translation Apps (And Why You Can’t Trust Them)

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French translation apps are practical. They help you quickly understand what you read and communicate more easily. Can you trust their translations, though? That’s what I wanted to find out, so I decided to ask the most popular free online translation apps to translate a simple dialogue from English, into French. Which free online translation …

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The Best French Podcasts to Listen to (And the Ones to Avoid)

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Podcasts are very à la mode these days, which means you can find at least one covering just about any subject imaginable. Luckily, that includes learning French. Let’s look at the pros and cons of some of the best French learning podcasts.  And since English isn’t the only language podcasts come in, we’ll also check …

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25 French Newspapers to Improve Your Reading Skills

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There are many ways to get to know  a country and culture. One is by reading its newspapers – or at least knowing what those newspapers are and what they stand for. As is the case for most countries with a free press, France has a number of newspapers, and each one has a particular …

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How to Easily Type and Pronounce the 5 French Accents (With Alt Codes)

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French accents are sneaky creatures. They wait in the dark, looking for an innocent letter to jump onto and transform. But what do they want exactly? I mean, sure, they look stylish with their cute little shapes, but are they really necessary? Can’t you just, you know, forget about them? That’s what you’re about to …

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