The Top 10 Ways to Learn French in 2020 Take a look through the top 10 ways to learn French in 2020 as recommended by The French Room students. 1. Duolingo For the third year running Duolingo features in our top 10 ways to learn French. It’s motivating, well resourced and it’s constantly adding in […]
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 uplifting. Lesley and Fred […]
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 actually say any French words […]
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 their first language is English. […]
Mindfulness through language learning. Mindfulness is a natural product of language learning. Here’s how.
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 switched to English. Can we […]
If you are curious and have an open mind, there is every chance that you could learn how to speak French within a year. What makes me qualified to make such a claim? A few things: Well, I learnt how to speak French within a year Having taught languages to many people, I’ve seen the […]
Learn another language to delay three dementias By Catherine de Lange Speak more than one language? Bravo! It seems that being bilingual helps delay the onset of several forms of dementia. Previous studies of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Canada showed that those who are fluent in two languages begin to exhibit symptoms four to five years […]