Stuck at Home? Here’s How to Learn and Practice French for Free

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The world is a pretty scary and stressful place right now. One of the ways to get through a tough time is to escape a little. Learning a language can be an excellent way to distract yourself, pass the time, and keep your mind busy. And there are so many rewards along the way, from …

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Why French People Switch to English – and How to Stop Them

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Have you ever started talking to someone in French and then they switched to English?  Maybe it happened immediately, or maybe it was after you’d uttered a sentence or two.  It probably made you feel bad or ashamed; after all, if a French person replies to you in English, it clearly means that you were …

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French Immersion: Why You Should Avoid Paris (And Choose a Small City Instead)

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So, you’re feeling ready to immerse yourself in French life to take your French to the next level. C’est génial! Now it’s time to decide where to go. While many people start with the idea of living in a large city, the smaller towns of France offer advantages as well when it comes to French …

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The Best Short Stories to Improve Your French (And Where to Read Them for Free)

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One of the best French teachers I ever had was a charming criminal. After several years of learning French, I started reading French stories and books on my own. Some were fairly easy, while others required me to look up nearly every word (and in the days before dictionary apps, this meant taking a significant …

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How Language Learning Helped Me Fight Depression

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Travel to a foreign land. Seduce the girl. Business expansion. Though there are countless reasons as to why people decide to learn a foreign language, these falling amidst the most popular, here is a word that isn’t often tagged alongside motivations for language learning: depression My struggles with depression At 33 (or as I like …

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These Are the Best French Movies for French Learners

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No matter how motivated and interested you are in learning a language, let’s face it: sometimes all that memorizing and practicing can be boring. Luckily there are some genuinely helpful things you can do to practice your French that are also actually fun – like watching movies. Exposing yourself to the sounds of a language …

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