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)

French short stories

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

Learn French with these best French movies

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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How to find the perfect French conversation partner and become a more confident French speaker

C’est en forgeant que l’on devient forgeron (It’s by forging that one becomes a blacksmith), that’s at least what a famous French proverb says. It’s also by speaking French that one becomes a better a better French speaker. The problem is that you may not know anyone you could speak French with. Here are several ways …

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4 Things You Should Give up If You Want to Speak French Fluently

you will learn grammar naturally if you spend lots of time listening and reading in French.

People always talk about what you need to do to speak French. You need to learn the most common French words and phrases, you need to understand French grammar, and have a good pronunciation. You need to get used to thinking in a new language. But when it comes to learning French, what you don’t …

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