learning french with an app
French language tips
Tuesday January 29th, 2019

The truth about learning French with an app

What are the benefits of learning French, or any foreign language, with an app? Nowadays, with the booming tech industry, thousands of new apps are launched every day and there is an app for absolutely everything. It was obvious that apps would include learning languages soon or later. Working as a private French teacher, many of my students were or are using French language apps to improve their skills in French. I love learning languages myself and I have tried a few of them. A recent article in the German newspaper Frankfurt Allegemeine mentioned a study on the benefits of learning French or any foreign language with an app. According to the study, success can only be reached under certain conditions such as: regularity, motivation, knowing all the functionalities of the app and by having a long term vision. In my opinion, if you are starting from scratch and looking…
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your accent your friend
French language tips
Wednesday January 23rd, 2019

Do you speak French with an accent? Your accent is your friend!

Let’s talk about why your accent is actually your partner in crime when you speak French. Did you know that, in Paris and all throughout France, even native French speakers from other French regions or countries are asked ALL THE TIME "Where do you come from?” Stop self-bashing yourself because you speak French with an accent After around 20 hours of private Portuguese classes (coucou Virginia), I arrived in Rio and I was pretty confident. Once in the taxi, the driver directly asked me "De onde é você?" (Where are you from). Damn, my accent is back again. How many times has it happened to you: You are somewhere in France, you speak in French, only to be asked "where do you come from?" - in English? First, if you talk in French, why the h*** would the person reply to you in English? Secondly, what's the point of talking about…
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French language tips
Sunday December 9th, 2018

Learn French with Instagram

Learn French with Instagram How many times per day are you connected on Instagram? Instagram is by far the app in vogue for the moment. I am myself a big fan. As a language learner, is it also possible to take most of the advantages of it and continuously learning while having fun on the app. I will tell you a story about Instagram and learning a language and how it can influence or maybe change something in your life. Yes, in your life, I am serious. Last summer, I was planning a break for January 2019 in Brazil. I speak already Spanish, French and English fluently and I studied, many years ago, Hebrew, Arabic and Dutch. I wanted to challenge my brain again and learn Portuguese. I checked some group classes in Paris but I wasn’t convinced because of the lack of flexibility in terms of schedule. In the…
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