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The Surprising Reasons Why Private French Classes Are NOT for everyone

The Surprising Reasons Why Private French Classes Are NOT for everyone

The Surprising Reasons Why Private French Classes Are NOT for everyone 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. And with high numbers like these, you can feel confident and assured that your decision to learn French is a practical one. French is useful, relevant and...

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Épisode 49: Français ou francophone ?

LE FRANÇAIS AVEC YASMINE: Épisode 49: Français ou francophone ?    Apple Podcasts Spotify DeezerToi qui t’apprêtes à écouter cet épisode, tu...

9 tips to overcome your brain blocks when you speak French

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...

Why Learning French is Like A Diet

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...

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...

Why listening to podcasts is an amazing way to improve your French

Why listening to podcasts is an amazing way to improve your French

How podcasts can help you improve your French.  Do you think that Francophones swallow their words and speak too fast? Are you convinced that you’ll never be comfortable speaking and listening French?  Wrong! Totally and absolutely wrong. With 300 million francophones...

No, you don’t need a PhD to write in French

No, you don’t need a PhD to write in French

You won’t need to study French for 3 years to be able to write an email in French. French learners make far less grammar and spelling mistakes than native speakers.* Like many people who learn French as a second language, you don’t think your written French will ever...

How to learn French when you are extremely busy

How to learn French when you are extremely busy

I don’t have time to learn and study French and I’ll never be able to speak it. That’s probably what you think about your French skills right now. I guess with work, kids, travels and personal projects, finding time for yourself and learning French is just a no-no....

Good books to read about Paris and Parisians – in French!

Good books to read about Paris and Parisians – in French!

Reading books written in French is a brilliant way to improve your vocabulary and your grammar. While learning French, perhaps one of the goals you would like to achieve is to read a book in French. Logical, right? What is the point of learning French if we can’t read...

15 reasons why you should learn French while in Brussels

15 reasons why you should learn French while in Brussels

15 reasons to learn French while being relocated in Brussels - even if you stay for a short time! Brussels is so international that you don’t need to learn or speak French. This is because you can easily survive in Brussels, and in Belgium generally, without speaking...

French course options: Intensive course or long-term course?

French course options: Intensive course or long-term course?

"I am a very busy person, but my dream is to learn and speak French" Does this sentence sound familiar to you? Before even starting a French course, it is important for you to know if an intensive or a long term course will finally help you reach your goals in...