How do I get people to speak to me in French? It’s not about your language skills I think we’ve all been there: ordering something in a café in France, in your best French, and getting an answer in English. You know how it goes. You’ve been practicing French […]
Podcast conversations with people learning with the French Room.
Why do we love France? Why are we learning the language? What’s the story behind the French Connection?
How long should I study French a day? Picture this, you are sitting outside a café in a beautiful part of France, the buzz of the chatter has a different musical tone to it and even from a distance the conversations sound distinctly French. You tune in to an exchange […]
How does learning a language help your brain? Speak more than one language? Bravo! It seems that learning a language really does help your brain Meet Margaret and Hans. (In the picture) They are both in their mid-80s and are very active language learners. And active is the right word […]
Are mindfulness and language learning connected? I believe that mindfulness and language learning are connected because they are both about being in the moment. Essentially, mindfulness is a state of relaxed concentration, where we allow ourselves to be fully present in the moment and not engrossed in obsessive thoughts or […]
A Standing Ovation for Fred and Lesley One of the greatest pleasures of my job is when people share stories with me about the successes and pleasure that they get from having spent time learning French. A couple of weeks ago I received a text from Lesley which was truly […]