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Author: Cleone Blake

Start your Spring with a French Course

Spring is the season known to inspire people to start new things. Have you perhaps thought of what you would like to do this time round? Has the idea of doing a French course crossed your mind at any time or has it been on your forever wishlist? Spring is just the right time to honour those intentions and launch your wise idea to expand your personal world of languages.

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Learn French by using these everyday phrases

Perhaps you are dreaming of speaking French and just need a little inspiration. Well, you are in the right place to indulge in a boost of confidence with some short, not too difficult to remember, everyday French phrases. Believe it or not, several of these have been adopted into English which means you are already familiar with them. 

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Learn French with Music Titles

What an incredibly strong connection there is between language and music. French, as we know, is among the most musical languages. Music is the ultimate universal language making it accessible to all people regardless of cultural identity or the various languages people may speak. 

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Learning French With Photography

Let’s learn French through the abundant resource of photographs. We all have them at our disposal or can create them in an instant. A huge bonus with photographs as an important source for a French lesson, is that they could apply to any stage of a person’s learn French journey.

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A French tradition – Le Tour de France

Around the globe, people from all walks of life take an interest in Le Tour de France. What motivates your particular attraction to this extraordinary sporting event?

By the time people have reached this level of performance in a sport, I personally view them as artists. This is my reason for connecting to Le Tour de France in it’s final run up to the finish on L’Avenue des Champs Élysées this year on 24 July. Their levels of expertise and fitness are finely tuned.

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Learn French through famous French Paintings

Language uses words as its means of expression. To learn French we are going to learn words to express ourselves in the French language. In this blog we will learn French through words related to the paintings of famous French artists.

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Learn French and know what not to say to the French

When planing a visit to France, you would usually be considering what to pack, what to do and where to go. Well today’s blog will prepare you one step further, with a few essential tips on what not to say to the French. You know how particular they are so you must be that way inclined too, especially in certain things you may need to communicate. It all relates to the code of expected politeness (la politesse).

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Some significant benefits of learning French

There must surely be some benefits for those who learn French as an additional language. Some may have had the opportunity to learn French at school, while others may wish they had been given that kind of opportunity. Often in conversation I hear people say they wish they could speak French or that they are thinking about having French lessons.

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Speak a little French this Father’s Day

La Fête des Pères has an unusual history in France, which I will briefly mention the modern day reinvention here. The lighter manufacturer in France, Flaminaire decided to reintroduce Father’s Day for business purposes. 

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A little French lesson in some common French expressions

The French know just how to express things and themselves through their, one of the most expressive languages, French. There are countless French expressions many of which are idiomatic. Others are everyday expressions which have become known to thousands who do not even speak French, yet are able to use them when they visit France or other francophone countries. People are drawn to these sayings and attracted to the expressive qualities of French and as such want to learn French to be empowered to use them. In this blog you can enjoy a short French lesson on certain common expressions.

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