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An Adult Learner’s Guide to French Reading Practice

When you’ve gone beyond common French phrases, French reading practice is an important part of any learning strategy. Just as you didn’t go straight from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare when you learned to read in English as a kid, reading advanced texts in French is a skill you will build up over time. Most English speakers …

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How Can I Meaningfully Practice French Conversation?

The purpose of languages is to communicate with other people, but many learners put off practicing conversation. Some people get self-conscious or intimidated, thinking they have to be perfect to converse with a native speaker. Others simply don’t know where to start. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard as you imagine it will …

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How to Start Learning French: An Indispensable Guide

Do you want to start learning French as a second language, but not know where to start? The internet has made great strides in the availability of foreign language education. The information you need to learn French at home is out there – classes, apps, English to French books, tutoring, and other French for beginners …

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Is French Hard to Learn? 4 Things Beginners Struggle With Most

If you’re considering learning French as a second language, you may be asking yourself, “Why is French hard?” How easy is it to learn French, anyway? There are certainly aspects of the language that are complex, but it is easier than you may think if you work to understand why it is like that. Things …

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La Première Leçon: What to Expect at Your First French Lesson

Whether you’re learning French on your own or taking in-person or online French classes, French tutoring can help you learn in a way that is tailored to your needs. It may even be the best way to learn French for you. If you’ve never worked with a tutor before, it can be hard to know …

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12 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Learning a New Language

So you want to learn a new language. There’s never been a better time to take the plunge! “How to learn a second language” has over three billion search results on Google. The world is more connected than ever before and language apps, online tutoring, tips to learn a language, and classes are available at …

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How to Type French Accent Marks: 42 Keyboard Shortcuts

Accent marks are a required part of writing in French. Many English-speaking beginners’ reactions to them are along the lines of, “Do they really matter?” They do! However, learning how to read and write French accent marks is only part of the battle. Since we live in the twenty-first century, it’s important to know how …

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26 French Expressions Everyone Should Know

If you know the basics of French grammar, pronunciation, and basic French conversation, you’ve earned a fun topic as a treat! It’s time for French idioms, colloquialisms, and adages (in short, French expressions that may not be covered in classes and are not intuitive to non-native speakers). These fun French phrases will help you understand …

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