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Lust In Translation: How To Use French Movies To Learn The Language Of Love

best french movies to learn frenchPeople learning French often ask me which are the best French movies to watch to learn the language of love.

However, what they often don’t consider is how to use those movies to learn French effectively.

We all love French movies, but are movies just a bit of fun or can you actually use them to improve your French?

The answer, of course, is that you can learn a LOT through French movies…if you know how to.

In this post, we’re going to take one French film as a case study (my favourite of all time), and look at examples of how you might use the movie to improve your French. Continue reading…

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How To Change The World Of Language Education (Forever!)

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_123.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Many people believe that language education in schools is not fit for purpose. “School put me off languages for life!” … is something we hear all too often. But why? In this fascinating discussion, I chat with Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages to see […]

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Introducing: 2 Week “Learn Thai” Challenge … In Bangkok!

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For two weeks this summer, I’m going to take on a language challenge with a difference! I’ve teamed up with my friend Jan Van Der Aa to learn Thai, and we’re going head-to-head, using two very different methods… I’ll be taking lessons in a local Thai language school for 2 hours every morning. Meanwhile… Jan will […]

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6 Strategies For Free Language Learning On The Move

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We live in a world where free language learning is now perfectly possible. But, without the structure of formal classes, how can you make sure your language learning endeavours are successful? Better still, how can you do it on the move, however busy you are? Here to tell us how, is guest author Andrew Howe!  […]

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12 Language Immersion Tools For Google Chrome

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You might have used the Google Chrome web browser before. But did you know Chrome is actually a powerful tool for foreign language immersion? You can chose from the thousands of “browser extensions” available, all of which can be installed at the click of a button. Many of them are specifically designed to help you with language […]

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Core Study Sequences: Transcribing Audio

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This is Part 6 in a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day, and today is about transcribing audio. In these articles I talk about how I’m using my Core Study Time – a 30-45 minute period at the start of every day which I set […]

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9 Reasons Why Donald Trump Should Learn Spanish

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It’s probably fair to say Donald Trump is not a fan of the Spanish language. He’s left the American public in no doubt about that. However, I think he should learn Spanish! In fact, I think learning Spanish would win him the election! Here’s why… 1. Beating Hillary Would Be Easy …in Spanish, that is!

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Learn To Read Japanese Hiragana Using Memory Palaces

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You need to learn to read Japanese, right? But you’ve found out that hiragana is the first stage and it’s got you worried! Relax. You’ve probably heard about mnemonics for learning vocabulary in a foreign language and wanted to know more. Well, the good news is that a similar technique works for learning hiragana too. […]

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Learning Songs To Stay Motivated In Language Learning

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I had a bit of free time this afternoon so I decided to sit down and record a song in Cantonese. I discovered this song – 愛是永恆 – some time ago and really loved it. You can find the lyrics here. Learning songs perhaps isn’t an immediately obvious language learning activity, but I’ve found it to […]

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Connectors: Never Feel Stuck In A Language Again

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It’s an uncomfortable feeling… Speaking another language, but feeling like a robot. You know – when your speaking sounds like a textbook? Or when you’re searching desperately for words, while your speaking partner waits patiently across from you. That’s why I was really happy to publish this guest post by Anthony from Spanish Hackers. Connectors. What […]

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Olly speaking with a Brazilian Portuguese accent

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The other day, I felt a bit of saudade do Brasil. I missed hearing the Portuguese accent, and had a sudden desire to speak Portuguese! So, I called up fellow polyglot Jimmy Mello for a chat! This video is nothing more than an informal chat between the two of us, and there are currently no subtitles, […]

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Core Study Sequences: Studying Dialogues

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This is Part 5 in a series of articles in which I show you exactly how I’m learning foreign languages every day. In these articles I talk about how I’m using my Core Study Time – a 30-45 minute period at the start of every day which I set aside for intensive study. Before you […]

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The Best Way To Learn Spanish On Your Own … In 12 Months Or Less!

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So you’re looking for the best way to learn Spanish on your own? In this post, you’ll learn – in detail – the exact steps you need to become fluent, including… Best Spanish resources Most effective study techniques How much time to spend I’ll break the process down into four stages (the same stages I used […]

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German From Zero – Reflections on 1 Month of Learning German

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Recently, I started to learn German – my 9th language. But this time, I decided to do things a bit differently… In this post, I’ll share: My 30-day German strategy My thoughts on learning German as an English speaker Why I’m SO EXCITED about this project I’ve been resisting learning German for a long time. […]

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5 Dangerous Language Learning Mistakes You Should Avoid

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I’ve realised something lately… Getting better at learning foreign languages isn’t just about learning new tips and tricks. What’s more important is avoiding language learning mistakes that can cripple your progress. That’s why I’m pleased to feature this guest post today from Sean Patrick Hopwood, a polyglot and language enthusiast, who shares the 5 big mistakes […]

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