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How to Deal with your Accent in French (4 Easy Tricks)

How to Deal with your Accent in French (4 Easy Tricks)

Let’s talk about accents. Now personally, I loooooove accents. Besides just being totally cool in their own right I believe accents add colour, depth, and personality to one’s speech. But as a language learner myself, I understand the feeling of wanting to sound more natural when speaking a foreign language. And part of that comes with at least some level of accent adjustment. To start off, let’s picture a (probably) familiar situation. You’re learning French and you feel pretty confident with...

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Épisode 72: Le Bescherelle

LE FRANÇAIS AVEC YASMINE: Episode 72: Le Bescherelle: Indispensable pour apprendre le français langue étrangère?  Le Bescherelle est le livre de mon...

5 Simple Strategies To Climb Out Of The Dreaded Learning Plateau

5 Simple Strategies To Climb Out Of The Dreaded Learning Plateau

What is a plateau? A plateau is when you reach “a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress” (it’s actually a French word too, in case you didn’t know 😉). Essentially, reaching a plateau means being stagnant. It’s a problem that all language...

3 Reasons a pandemic is the best time to learn a language

3 Reasons a pandemic is the best time to learn a language

We’re all getting tired of the pandemic and the social distancing, quarantine, and curfews that it brought along with it.  But unfortunately, some things are simply out of our control. (It’s like that cliché French expression goes, “c’est la vie”.)   Remember...

Going To A Store With a Beginner Level: Good or Bad Idea?

Going To A Store With a Beginner Level: Good or Bad Idea?

So you’ve been studying some French, maybe through a professional online course or through a self-study regime and you’ve arrived at the beginner level. Congratulations! You may have studied definite (le, la, les) and indefinite (un, une, des) articles, present tense...

Is it possible to learn french in 3 months?

Is it possible to learn french in 3 months?

You’ve probably seen this claim advertised somewhere before: Be fluent in French in just 3 months! Whether it was the title of a YouTube video, blog post, or a targeted ad you’ve probably wondered … Is it really possible? Or is this just clickbait? When I do my...

The Surprising Reasons Why Private French Classes Are NOT For You

The Surprising Reasons Why Private French Classes Are NOT For You

Take in these figures for a moment. According to the very serious Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, about 300 million people speak French in the world. And about 50 million people are currently studying French as a second language That’s a lot of people....

How To Overcome Brain Blocking When You Learn French

How To Overcome Brain Blocking When You Learn French

How many times has this happened to you? You finally muster up the courage to speak French — whether it’s ordering food, calling the bank, or a conversation with relatives. Feeling ready and rehearsed you start to speak ... and then all of a sudden… frozen, you go...

9 tips to overcome your brain blocks when you speak French

9 tips to overcome your brain blocks when you speak French

How many times has this happened to you? You finally muster up the courage to speak French — whether it’s ordering food, calling the bank, or a conversation with relatives. Feeling ready and rehearsed you start to speak ... and then all of a sudden… frozen, you go...

Why Learning French is Like A Diet

Why Learning French is Like A Diet

The best way to conceptualize your French-learning journey is to think of it like following a diet or getting in shape. While speaking French is way cooler than rocking a six pack (maybe I’m a tiny bit biased) … they both speak to a similar principle. Let me explain. ...

The Ultimate Guide to Learning French (when you hate it!)

The Ultimate Guide to Learning French (when you hate it!)

The Ultimate Guide to Learning French (when you hate it)      “I will never be able to speak French in my whole life, this language is just a nightmare.” Has this thought ever crossed your mind? If yes, how many times in the last couple of weeks? If the...

Le guide complet pour pratiquer ton français gratuitement et en ligne

Le guide complet pour pratiquer ton français gratuitement et en ligne

Il est impossible de pratiquer et d’améliorer ton français seul, sans professeur. Est-ce que ces idées t’ont déjà traversé.e l’esprit? Si tu lis cet article en français, tu te demandes peut-être comment ne pas tout perdre après tous les efforts que tu as fait? Soyons...