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How to increase exposure to a foreign language

As a language learner, you can increase exposure to a foreign language and culture simply, even...
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How do you become a good learner?

The best student I have ever taught had booked a four-day intensive one-to-one course with me...
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Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

  Learn a new word each day It may not sound much, but that’s 7 new words a week or 30 or so...
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Le Portable (a play I wrote)

LE PORTABLE Les personnages Alain, 17 ans, jamais sans son téléphone portable. André, le...

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  • Tips To Make Your Language Dream Come True

    Annie Marrec French (general) Tutor (Bath) Picture How to find the time, the tools and some motivation to learn a languageWe all have different reasons to learn a language. For instance I may never have chosen to learn English at a more advanced level if it were not for my passion for English and American Literature. It helped a lot that I had a...
  • French Perfect tense or Past Definite?

    Annie Marrec French (general) Tutor (Bath) Picture Comparing The Perfect tense and the Past definite or Historic Past    The Perfect tense is for written and spoken French. It describes an action completed in the past. It can be a recent past (ce matin, aujourd'hui) or something further in the past (1936 etc).   The Past Historic or Past...
  • Working with Languages

    Jennifer O'Brien French (general) Tutor (Southend on Sea) Picture It is almost the start of a brand new school year, and at this point every year I pose the question to my lower school students about the benefits of learning a language. 9 times out of 10 the response to my question is that languages will never be useful to them, so why bother learning one! It...

 

  • Get the most value out of your language lessons

    Chris Heaven French (general) Tutor (Exeter) Picture  Although I was extremely well taught at school, when I went to France for the first time on the French exchange to Orleans and stayed with my “host” family I could barely say anything intelligible in French at all. ( I could probably have written most of it down in grammatically accurate...
  • What a Foreign Language Can do for Your Career Editor's Pick

    Joleen Carter French (general) Tutor (Rochester) Picture As a language student, I heard it a million times: “What are you going to do with those languages? Teach?” It seemed it was my only option… but I’ve always been stubborn and I quickly decided to prove the naysayers wrong. After living all over the world and working almost exclusively with...
  • Linking words in French

    Annie Marrec French (general) Tutor (Bath) Picture La liaison= linking words together in spoken French: how does it work ? what is la liaison and what is its purpose ? Première partie La liaison refers to the action of linking words together when you speak French, as if they sound like a single word. You link the end of a word finishing with...