Tu vs. Vous

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What’s the difference and when do you use the dreaded “tu” or “vous”? The LA times made this great infographic to help reduce the stress! Share now / Partage maintenant!

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Want to speak French? Here’s how an opera singer did it…

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For some people, the tricky part of learning a language is remembering what you learned. Gabriel Wyner is an American opera singer who learned French in 5 months. In his 15-minute preview video on the Science of Memory, he provides an interesting account on how and why we memorize words […]

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French is not only spoken in France!

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If you want to get accustomed to the accent from Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa where the official language is also French, check Yacoub’s cool video for beginners. Enjoy! Share now / Partage maintenant!

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Assimil is a French company, founded by Alphonse Chérel in 1929. With over 80 years of experience, It creates and publishes foreign language courses, and of course French! We were in Paris in February to learn more about French teaching methods. Share now / Partage maintenant!

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A question about movies

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Caroline asked us to recommend some French movies – here’s the trailer to one of our favorites from 2001: “Amélie” with a great soundtrack from Yann Tiersen. “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain est un film français réalisé par Jean-Pierre Jeunet et sorti en 2001. Il s’agit d’une comédie romantique écrite […]

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Vour désirez un café?

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Do you think speaking French is easier than ordering a coffee? Share now / Partage maintenant!

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Language learning routine

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Bonjour à tous! I just read a great article about language learning routine. Sometimes the simplest idea are the most effective. Establishing a clear routine is a great way to find time during the day. Some practical tips I use to learn Spanish. 1. Carry small language books in your […]

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Know-it-all passport profiles our new book!

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We’re delighted that Know-it-all passport profiled our This is Not a Normal French Book! Even before the ink has dried on the book, we were happy to talk to them about our book, why we did it, and how it can help newcomers to Geneva (or French learners everywhere) to […]

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The play revolution part 1 – Using songs to learn French

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Very often, people learn a language, and particularly French, to understand the culture of the country. Music has always been an integral part of the French culture and a fabulous source for new vocabulary and expressions. As a teacher I love to use songs to teach a specific theme and […]

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The book is ready!

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Dear friends, it is official, the book is ready! Please visit the frenchmyway website for more details. Look out for a new blog post on more tips for learning French very soon! Also check out our story on KnowItAll: French teacher launches first book in a series covering different topics […]

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