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Saint Valentin

Do you already know what St Valentine's Day 2017 holds for you?  Or, do you have something up your sleeve to truly blow your valentine away - a surprise second to none perhaps?  You keep your personal idea absolutely sealed ...
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Speak French as you walk down everyday lane

Are you perhaps someone who finds speaking your new language a challenge of note? Perhaps you are learning to speak French and would so love to hear yourself talk to others or respond to French speaking people in French. Keep ...
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Let’s fill our learn to speak French world with colour.

How important is colour to you, in your world? Are you someone who has a strong connection with colour? Whether we have a specifically personal relationship with colour or not, colour is part of our lives because the world is ...
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Learn to speak French with your auditory skills.

Each person has their own particular learning style. This may involve a combination with a specific leaning towards one or more styles. Last week's blog touched on aspects related to visual learners while this blog looks at ways in which ...
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Learn to speak French with your visual strengths

Language learning involves strong auditory and verbal application. How do those with a predominantly visual and spatial orientation manage these demands? Let's look at ways which would support this within a French language learning situation. Images and graphics are core ...
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The French Youth And What You Need To Know About Them

What do we know about French teenagers? Are they different from other teenagers around the world, or are they just like any other teen? Of course living in different countries and being born into specific cultures is bound to play ...
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The culture of French parenting.

Do you have some French in your parenting style? As parents who have visited France or are planning to do so, you would have notice or will no doubt become clearly conscious of the behaviour of French children. There will ...
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From Homographs to Homophones as we learn French

So what shall we do with all the new homophones? A few more brain teasers to conquer! What is a homophone compared to a homograph?Well, we know that a homograph is a word with the same spelling as another word ...
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Oh la la! Les Homographes in my French course

Something else to rattle the brain as you learn French! Perhaps … and yet this will empower your brain substantially in the process. Les homographes! What is a homograph? This usually refers to a pair of words with the same ...
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Common mistakes to avoid as you learn French

Should we simply add an 'e'?A widely believed misconception is to think that every masculine noun simply requires an added 'e' at the end of the word to become the feminine version.This is true in many cases with words such ...
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Learn French to tease, twist and stretch the brain

This is the big question asked so frequently: isn't French too difficult? Well, we all know that language learning presents an upward climb.We also know that to learn French is to master the art of exceptions around every ruled corner ...
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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 ...
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Learn French by using these everyday phrases

Take away this mini French lesson to boost your confidencePerhaps 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Speak a little French this Father’s Day

La Fête des Pères - Father's DayLa 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 how to express themselves through their most expressive language. There are countless French expressions many of which are idiomatic. Others are everyday expressions which have become known to thousands who do ...
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Learn French Gestures to be Authentic

Words, words and more words. This is what may well come to mind when thinking of communication. Oh wait a bit, there's that expression "actions speak louder than words". This is what brings to mind the strong cultural inclusion of ...
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What not to do or say in France

Here you are preparing yourself and your chosen other/s for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to France. Everyone has been suggesting things you can do, places to visit, and shouting out restaurants with to-die-for food that you must not miss. You name ...
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Learn French Idioms to Sharpen your Conversation Skills

Listening to the French speak their beautiful language, is pure music to the ears, due to the exceptionally colourful nature of the sounds. There is also a strong reference to culture in their expressions and idioms which permeate the language ...
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Learn French for Informal and Colloquial usage

Language usage is a common and by all means fascinating form of human interaction, where the highly expressive French language reigns supreme. A French course would introduce you to the different registers within the French language, in both written and ...
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Add a touch of French Class to a name

While last week's blog touched on personal French names, this one does a mini tour of French names around varied places and businesses. If you think about it, a name embodies a certain influence, which leads to attracting people or ...
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Learn French and its Beautiful French Names

There are countless names in the world, for anything and everything. They say you name it and we've got it, done it, and seen it!Then your delicate mind ponders, what's in a name?Well, what is there in a name? No ...
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Learn French with a Touch of Humour and Some Jokes

Where do the French rate as competitors in humour? Well in all due respect, nowhere near their rating on the subject of la cuisine or in fact on the topic of La France. However, no one said we had to ...
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Some Francophone countries!

French ranks among the main global languages and is the only language along with English, which is spoken on all continents. The usage of French is increasing mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. In certain countries where French is not the first ...
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Learn French For The Dinner Table

French cuisine (la cuisine française) are words known to people all over the world, even though they may not even speak French. The general reason for this is that the French have made a powerful statement with their approach to ...
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