The Complete Guide To French Pronunciation: Lose Your Accent & Pronounce French Words Like A Native

French pronunciation can seem pretty intimidating. The sounds are tricky, and letters that look familiar from English can sound entirely different. While French is definitely very different from English, it’s not that much harder. Although all those silent letters can seem confusing at first, once you learn the rules and patterns, you’ll realise that French […]

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How To Learn French From Scratch: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

Starting out learning French can seem frightening at first. Words on the page can look so different from how they’re spoken and pronouncing these strange words can feel like an impossible task. But although it may not seem so at first, French is not a particularly difficult language for English speakers to learn. French is […]

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23 Useful French Phrases to Impress the Locals On Your Next Trip to France

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post that explains 23 of the most useful French phrases that will help you speak with confidence during your next trip to France. Sounding natural when you speak is a tricky task but if you can use some of the phrases in this post, you’ll impress the locals […]

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Is French Hard to Learn? An Honest Analysis for Beginners

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post that answers the common question: “Is French hard to learn?” Here’s what you’ll learn:  The difficulty of learning French compared to other languages Some of the most common problems learners face with French How you can learn French quickly and effectively I hope you enjoy the post! Over to Jan… So […]

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French Punctuation: The Curious Case of the Space

If you are learning French, punctuation may not be the first thing you think you need to focus on. In fact, no matter which language you are learning, punctuation is likely far down your list of things to learn. You probably prefer to focus instead on learning vocabulary and grammar. After all, punctuation is only […]

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

People 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 […]

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Frantastique Review – Unconventional French Classes Online

So you’re looking for French classes online? Or perhaps a Frantastique review? You want something fun, something you’ll want to use, and something that will actually improve your French? (After all – you do primarily want to improveyour French, right?) Well, you’re in the right place. I’ll give you a video walkthrough of the key […]

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Multilingual video – Portuguese, French, Spanish, Japanese

This is a multilingual video I recorded in sunny London the other day. In the video, I speak four languages besides English: Portuguese, French, Spanish and Japanese (in that order), and discuss a little about how and why I learnt those languages. After recording it I realised how rusty I am – especially in French, […]

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