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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...
French (general)

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Learning a language by listening to audiobooks

Different resources for different learning styles The web is full of resources for learning...
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How to best memorize another language

The best way to memorize any type of knowledge, but especially languages, is to learn it in...
GCSE French

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Strategies for improving understanding

Strategies for understanding (reading and listening) Read the questions first Start by...

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  • Passe compose ou imparfait?

    Isabelle Stevenson French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture This is every student’s nightmare….. How do we know when to use which? Especially as a direct translation is not always helpful! It is best to think in terms of each tense’s specificity (description, repetitive action, or one-off action?) , and the emphasis you give it in the sentence...
  • Learning a new language

    Janine M. University French Tutor (Dartford) Picture A growing number of people are learning a foreign language for a variety of reasons - some choose to learn for personal or financial reasons; others such as students do not choose as it is part of their curriculum. One way or another, they have to learn it in order to succeed at their...
  • How to do well in your French Oral Exam

    French (general) Tutor (Bristol) Picture Controlled Assessments can be daunting, especially if you're not very comfortable with the language that you are learning. Here are my Top 5 Tips for doing well on your CA. 1. Practise, Practise, Practise! Practice makes perfect, and your pronunciation will improve, but try not to learn it...

 

  • This year I'm going to learn French

    Rachel Friend A-level French Tutor (North West London) Picture As far as New Year's resolutions go, learning a language usually gets onto a good number of lists, making this an interesting time of year for language teachers. Since most adults who choose to learn a language simply for the pleasure of it, or even with a view to visiting a certain country, do...
  • Why learn languages - and GCSE French? Editor's Pick

    GCSE French Tutor (Sheffield) Picture Various studies and articles exist explaining the science behind the manner in which language learning can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia, improve multi-tasking abilities and decision-making skills and obviously hugely increase your job prospects. What does this mean, though, to a...
  • On retaking your A Level French

    A-level French Tutor (West London) Picture Some of the requests that I get are to help prepare to retake A Level French.  So naturally, the first thing that I ask is:  "What went wrong?".  This tends to through the student a bit but is a necessary question. Not getting the mark you want is a disappointment and can knock your...