There are all kinds of reasons to learn a foreign language in general, and French in particular. Let's start with the general.
Why learn a Foreign Language?
An obvious reason to learn a new language is to be able to communicate with the people who speak it. This includes...
For some reason, I'm not completely certain why, but I always found that speaking exams were no way near as daunting as a lot of people make them sound. I think this is because of the teachers I had. When I entered the usually small and pokey room with the large black and blue tape recorder sat...
No doubt as a student preparing for your A level French language exam, you will be inundated with advice from all areas. What I say is - immerse yourself in the language, and enjoy doing so! One key thing I would recommend to do is watch and enjoy a good French film.
“Quand la mouche te pique...” That's a French expression that means that when you find yourself passionate for something, anything, this passion, this drive, is unstoppable!
I think one of the main reasons students get bored about a subject is because the teacher gets bored of teaching it......
At a time when the take-up of languages at GCSE, 'A' Level and beyond is decreasing, I want to encourage young people to think again before opting out!
On a purely academic level, success in languages continues to be well-respected in the academic sphere as a discipline which requires a wide...
I became a tutor while I was studying, and I suppose (without lying) that was because there was demand, I needed some money and was keen to start this activity as I had always been very closely associated with it. My mother and father are both teachers: English and French.
After I started I...
The relationship between a student and tutor is a very precious one. The weekly hour spent at a kitchen or dining room table, debating the merits of mobile phones, making a fruit salad whist conversing in French or colouring in a picture of different coloured clothes is an experience I...
French and German are usually perceived to be very difficult languages by most students. An important step whilst learning them is to become familiar with grammar rules. However, it is essential to use every opportunity of contact with the language to improve a student’s general feeling for the...
As well as doing the work set during lessons, there are many ways you can improve outside the classroom which aren’t necessarily hard work. Here are a few tips that have worked for me in the past:
As a language student, you probably already have a bilingual dictionary and a...
Spoken French, every student's biggest fear! Are you frantically going through vocabulary sheets, and trying to absorb as much French as you can?
Well here are my key tips for the spoken exam:
- first of all, as silly as this may sound, pop on a French DVD. It doesn't really matter if you...
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