Language Learning

French For The Office: Useful Vocabulary Words and Phrases

French is a useful language for international business and diplomacy. That is because, like English, it is a global language. France itself also has more of an international business profile than many people realize. It is the fifth largest economy and ranked third on the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Index. The stereotypes that the French …

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What I Love About Being Fluent in French

Learning a new language can be a life-changing experience. It certainly has been for me. I started learning in high school when the two options were French and Spanish. I chose the former because “everyone learns Spanish and I don’t want to do what everyone else is doing.” This extremely adolescent contrarian choice ended up …

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11 Reasons Learning a Foreign Language Is The Perfect Hobby

Looking for a new hobby? Have you considered learning a new language? It may not typically come to mind when one thinks of different kinds of hobbies, but it certainly can be one. If you go about it differently than you would in an academic setting, language learning can not only be enjoyable, but can …

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Fluency, and 9 Other Language Learning Myths

People believe a lot of weird things about languages. Some people think French is the hardest language for English speakers to learn. Others think only a handful of languages can be useful. Many people don’t understand how learning a language and getting good at it works. Leaving these assumptions unchecked as you go into learning …

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10 Methods to Train Your Brain Into Learning Any Language Efficiently

Learning a new language can look daunting. Between learning a new word for everything, making sense of the grammar, and perfecting your pronunciation, every language has a lot of moving parts. It doesn’t have to be hard though. If you want to know how to learn a language fast and fluently or how to learn …

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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

Want to start learning French as a second language, but don’t know where to start? Good news! The internet has made great strides in the availability of foreign language education. The information you need to learn French on your own is out there – classes, apps, English to French books, tutoring, and other French for …

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23 Important (And Useful) Spanish Expressions and Idioms

Have you ever watched a show in Spanish and heard words that you were not familiar with? Or been surrounded by native Spanish speakers and picked up phrases that you never caught before? Spanish is a diverse language. It uses a wide variety of expressions, idioms, and slangs to communicate ideas, feelings, and opinions. Some …

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