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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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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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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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Confessions of a French Grammatician

Language learning contains four main elements: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and...

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  • Tips to prepare for tests and exams

    Marianne Ellalasingham A-level French Tutor (Cambridge) Picture Tips to prepare for tests and exams Imagine this is September and you have just learnt about the conditional in French in today’s lesson.  At home, write on a piece of paper a few questions about the conditional. Give your page a title and the word “QUESTIONS”. Then you write questions...
  • 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...

 

  • French? Why bother?..

    GCSE French Tutor (South East London) Picture “Why bother?”, “That’s just stupid”, “But Sir, why?” These are some of the things my students say about French and learning the French language. They don’t understand why the language has to be so different, from English, and then considering that it is why anyone would take the time to learn...
  • 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...