The 16 Best Websites and Apps for French Conversation Practice

According to a famous French proverb, C’est en forgeant que l’on devient forgeron (It’s by forging that one becomes a blacksmith). It’s also by speaking French that one becomes a better French speaker. The problem is that you may not know anyone you can speak French with and may not want to hire a tutor. Luckily, …

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Everything you need to know about the CEFR French levels

CEFR levels are a system of identifying language proficiency. Language learners are categorized as one of three groups: A (Basic User), B (Independent User), and C (Proficient User). Each of these groups is divided into two levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Let’s learn more about the CEFR French levels, including what each …

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The best resources to practice reading in French

Contrary to a popular myth, you don’t need to live in France to successfully learn French. The key is to expose yourself as much as possible to French, and to try to find ways to be totally immersed in it. In addition to honing your listening skills by doing things like watching French TV and listening to …

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

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, including some recommended by students of our conversational French course! We’ll also check …

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The 10 best English to French dictionaries to use in 2023

One of the most important tools you’ll need when you learn French is a French-English/English-French dictionary. Whether it’s a print dictionary or an app you download and save on your phone, tablet, or computer, a French-English/English-French dictionary is a must. Even when you reach fluency in French, you’ll probably still need to look something up …

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How long does it really take to learn French?

As a teacher, French culture and language writer, and non-native French speaker, “How long does it take to learn French?” is a question I get a lot. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single, concrete answer. That’s because there are a few questions you have to ask yourself first. Let’s look at five questions that will help …

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