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Why Learn A Foreign Language?

No matter one's age, learning another language is bound to benefit one mentally, psychologically...
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Tips For Becoming Fluent In French

Become the foreign person you want to be:I believe that a major part of becoming fluent is based...
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Do girls do better than boys at French?

Statistically speaking, it is true that girls do better than boys in French when the GCSE...
French (general)

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Can you learn a language in 5 hours?

The answer is: you can't. Of all subjects, foreign languages are the ones that require the...

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  • Useful idiomatic expressions for written work

    Isabelle Stevenson GCSE French Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture Here are a few popular expressions you might want to use in your oral or written GCSE/A level work (for bonus points!) :   *Ça vaut la peine / ça ne vaut pas la peine : it is (isn’t) worth it *Ça a piqué ma curiosité : it caught my attention *Tout est bien qui finit bien : all is well...
  • 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...
  • Tips For Becoming Fluent In French Editor's Pick

    Nordine Schweitzer A-level French Tutor (North West London) Picture Become the foreign person you want to be:I believe that a major part of becoming fluent is based on “acting”: act like a french person and you’re halfway there. Pick up the mannerisms, accent, intonation, gestures that french people use, sell your act of “I’m playing a french person". If you’re...

 

  • Why Learn A Foreign Language? Editor's Pick

    Mary Williams French (general) Tutor (Croydon) Picture No matter one's age, learning another language is bound to benefit one mentally, psychologically and culturally. It can also be an advantage when competing in the job market, whether national or international. I would say it opens your mind, eyes and heart. You gain another perspective in life...
  • Why Learn French?

    Polly Tuckett French (general) Tutor (Leicester) Picture Why Learn French?   Learning French flings open the shutters on an exciting new culture - its history, political life, philosophical tradition; its art, cuisine, cinema, music, theatre, poetry… So often, if we are focused on attaining a certain grade for GCSE or A’ Level, or if we need,...
  • Why Learn Another Language?

    Stephane Sudrot A-level French Tutor (South West London) Picture When people ask me why they should learn French or any other language, the first thing that come to mind is the desire to find out about other people and their culture, to share experiences from food to music, art to humour. Basicaly it is the best way to broaden your horizon. But it's not only...