Summer is a great break for students and teachers alike. However, students can experience a huge educational deficit by not being able to practice the language they have been studying by not being exposed to it during summer months. There are some fun
ways for them to practice their language skills during this much needed vacation.
Study Blue is a great site full...
Having lived in France 13 years, I've learned that the best way to sharpen and improve your French requires immersion! If you won't be visiting France or a French-speaking country this summer, you have many other options.
See a movie in French
Find a French TV station and get the news there
Read a book in French
Invite a French exchange student at your home
One of my favorite French resources is an app called Duolingo. Duolingo is free and it provides an easy way to track your progress and set goals for yourself. It's set up like a game and you win points for correct answers, and you can 'compete' with your
friends at different levels. It also requires that you "strengthen your skills", which keeps your memory fresh and up to date by...
Have you studied French for what seems like forever, and still have difficulty being understood by French speakers when you travel to France? Do the particulars of French pronunciation and intonation escape you?
French vowels are quite tense and register a higher pitch than English vowels when pronounced correctly. Also, the French intonation pattern is syllable-timed, while English...
Bonjour chers lectrices et lecteurs!
Je me rejouis de commencer ce blog! Pas très sure encore de ce que je vais y mettre mais je me lance...
Je vis à Hilton Head depuis plus de 5 ans maintenant, mariée à un américain. J'ai 2 enfants bilingues.
Un article était paru dans le Island Packet en 2011 sur mon rôle de mère élevant ses enfants dans un milieu...
This is a video I made while still in high school for my French class. In it, my classmate and I cook crêpes while speaking French and demonstrating the recipe.
When I was in high school, I was fairly skilled at most subjects. One that always seemed to be an effort,
though, was French language classes. They just seemed to have a lot
of little parts to memorize and drill, so many irregular verbs, so
many special cases. I held on, but it always seemed like a lot of
That is, until my senior year. Due to my ballet...
Looking for a French tutor? By viewing this video, you will learn about me & about my approach to tutoring. Merci!
Many students have a fear of learning a foreign language. Instead of approaching acquiring a new tongue as an exciting challenge, many approach it with the question "Why do we have to learn this?" Learning a foreign language can be a wonderful experience.
Here a few of my "Dos and Don'ts" when approaching foreign language learning.
I recently got a tip about this language-learning app from Duolingo and have been test-driving it on my iPhone for a few days in Spanish, a language I've never formally studied. And I like it, quite a bit in fact.
As an ESL and German teacher of many years, and someone who has dabbled in a variety of other languages, I put a lot of thought and study into the process of learning language. Duolingo...
Following are a few testimonials that have been provided by people who have seen and/or benefited from our language teaching skills and experience.
Bovic L. taught French at the University of Indianapolis in 2004. It is my recollection that he did a very admirable job. He is a native speaker of French who has an engaging style and who is very interested in the success of his students. I might...
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I found using iCal to schedule my tutor assignments to be excellent. My iPhone5 and iPad are synchronized to my iMac, so wherever I am I can reference my appointments. Wherever I am, I can add, delete, or change appointments. Usually I modify the title of
the appointment to show the time, so that when I bring up the monthly calendar I can see what I have scheduled for each day, organized by...
Have you taken a full year or two of a foreign language, and wish to have an enjoyable way to increase, improve, and expand your vocabulary and comprehension of the language in 'real' life? Here is an easy and rewarding way to do so. First, let's figure
what you usually 'need' for foreign language study: material in the language you're studying; a way to look up or translate unfamiliar words...
Thank you very very much! You really are a great teacher and role model. Your passion, patience and kindness are inspirational and I'm glad I was in your class! Merci beaucoup!!
I was working with a student last week who is preparing for her French 2 final (in high school). She has not had much success with her teacher and is missing some very basic vocabulary and grammar concepts. Although she has improved by leaps and bounds she
needs a really good grade on this final. At the end of our tutoring session, we broke down the units that would appear on her final. This...
Bonjour à tous et à toutes,
bienvenue sur mon blog, en français bien sûr ! Après tout, c'est la langue que vous rêvez d'apprendre, non ?
Vous voulez apprendre le français ou vous perfectionner ? Rien de plus facile.
Vous êtes étudiant, vous utilisez le français dans votre cadre professionnel, vous voulez voyager en France, vous pouvez compter sur moi.
Quel que soient votre niveau...
YES YOU CAN! And it’s, hands down, the best way to learn a language.
I thought I’d write this post in response to the news that six elementary schools in Metro-Atlanta will begin dual immersion language programs in Spanish, French and Chinese.
Here are some tips on how to learn a language...