How to pronounce IN/EN sounds in French? They are different sounds with a different mouth position. These sounds are known as nasal vowels because you push air through your nose when you pronounce them!
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 for […]
You can improve your French speaking by paying attention to the rhythm in the French language. It will also help your understanding and French speakers won’t seem so quick!
Masculine and feminine in French – how do you know which one to use? Over the last 10 years teaching French to adults I have seen and heard a lot of tactics for dealing with one of the biggest challenges we face when speaking French. That challenge is how to […]
When I set off to France, in 1991, to start a new job in Lyon, I was pretty confident that I had enough French to get by. It didn’t take me long to realise though, that I didn’t understand anything that was going on around me and that I couldn’t […]
Masculine or Feminine? La table!, Le verre!, L’hôtel!, Une maison!, Un jardin! One of the hardest things for a native English speaker learning French, is remembering when to use the masculine “le” or “un” or the feminine “la” or “une”. Even very advanced speakers of French have this problem, if […]
Has this ever happened to you in France? You want to speak French but somehow you end up speaking English. You are ordering “un café”, “un croissant” or checking into your hotel and before you’ve got past the “bon” of your friendly greeting you’ve been trumped and the conversation has […]