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6 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...
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The Beauty Of French Poetry

This article is all about poetry and the extraordinary world of French poems. As French poetry...
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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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Le Portable (a play I wrote)

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

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  • 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...
  • ‘L’Atalante’ and the Nouvelle Vague

    Emilce Sandra Rees University French Tutor (South West London) Picture ‘L’Atalante’ as precursor of the Nouvelle Vague     ‘L’Atalante’ (henceforth LA) is considered a precursor and inspiration of la nouvelle vague of the 1960’s. Truffaut, director of ‘Tirez sur le Pianiste’(henceforth TSLP) himself fell in love with LA in 1946 when he was 14...
  • Five ways you could be learning French

    Kate S A-level French Tutor (Croydon) Picture Let’s learn a language! It sounds like a huge task, but with some smart (and not-boring) choices, you can really help yourself along. Allow me to share five of my favourite tips and tricks on how to learn… French (or any language). Radio So many people nowadays have access to a smartphone or...

 

  • Grammar made simple...

    Isabelle Stevenson French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture http://french.about.com/od/grammar/  
  • Learning a new language

    Caroline G French (general) Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Why learn a new language? Learning a new language will open your mind to a new culture, new countries, new people and new interactions. Being able to speak another language is incredibly rewarding and will boost your confidence. It not only encourages you to travel to new places but also to...
  • Transition from GCSE to AS level French Editor's Pick

    Gill Baker A-level French Tutor (Reading) Picture Achieving a good grade at GCSE French does not necessarily guarantee an easy transition to AS/A level French. At GCSE level, grammar is often taught in bite size chunks without any apparent cohesion. This is complicated by the lack of knowledge of English grammar so that very often the student...