Interview: Kerstin Hammes Cable on Learning French and Overcoming Obstacles

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Kerstin Hammes Cable runs the Fluent Language blog, has created her own video course about French grammar and also self-published books about language learning. Kerstin’s native language is German and she’s always on a mission to make complicated things a little more simple as a coach for language learners and teachers. In today’s interview, she talks about the …

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Spoken vs Written French: The 5 Differences You Need to Know

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People often say that spoken French and written French are 2 different languages. The problem is that most French learners realize this after spending months (or even years) learning the language. They take a flight to Paris, walk around the city and quickly realize that the French they hear sounds nothing like the French their …

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Is Listening to Slow French Bad for You? (And How to Do It Anyway)

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As a French learner, you may have a hard time understanding spoken French (here is why), You already discovered 9 ways to improve your French listening skills. Today I would like to show you how you can use “slow French” to progressively get used to spoken French.  Why you shouldn’t listen to slow French Slow …

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Why you don’t need to live in France to learn French

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Many people believe that it’s impossible to truly master a language without living in the country where it’s spoken. While it is certainly easier to learn French in France than in China, the latter is far from impossible. In fact, with new technologies, immersing yourself in a learning environment is becoming easier everyday.  All you need is motivation Are …

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