Paris is known to be pricey, but behind all those high price tags you can find just as many affordable or cheap things. The same idea applies to finding french classes in Paris. There are some more expensive, “higher end” schools that maybe provide additional resources, smaller classes, and one-on-one tutoring, but you can find … Continue reading French Classes of Paris – Cheap or Free Edition
It’s been about 6 months of living in France and studying french. Some days are good days, some days are bad. Some days I feel like I haven’t made any progress and I’m going to be stuck. But I have to remember my comparison with other languages. In Spanish I could barely read or speak … Continue reading French Progress Report: 6 months
When starting my french flashcard journey I was a little stubborn and unwilling to use a new program to create flashcards. I thought: "I should just stick to Quizlet, I already know how to use it and I like it, there's no question." Although after hearing a friend talk about how great it is, I … Continue reading French Flashcards: Using Anki
I have tried countless "learn a language" apps. Like most people, I started with Duolingo, but I soon found it to be absolutely useless. I tried several other apps, but all of them ending in me losing interest and not really learning much in the end. But alas, finally I have found something that works … Continue reading The Best App For Learning a Language!
As I create my custom french class, as outlined by the Fluent Forever method (have I mentioned this enough times yet?), I had to decide what vocabulary I would need to succeed living in France. While still in Ireland, I made a list of words and phrases related to my serving job for french. This … Continue reading French Vocabulary: Babysitter Language!
So it’s been roughly 3 months of studying French and as with studies and everything, there have been ups and down. Thankfully I can more confidently say that I am getting better and more confident in my French and slowly becoming less shy in speaking. I think a lot of it has to do with … Continue reading French Progress Report: 3 months
It's been about a month and a half since I started seriously learning and studying french. In Ireland I had checked out a grammar book on french and signed up for the apps that the Dublin library offers for language learning. I started using Quizlet to make flashcards and learn the most common words in … Continue reading French Language Learning: Progress Report, 1.5 Months
Learning a language is tough and it's a daunting task. Unless you take classes, it can be hard to know where to start. Most people might start with Duo-lingo or a similar language app or online program. But what is really the best way? I recently read the Fluent Forever book by Gabriel Wyner and … Continue reading Using the Fluent Forever Method to Learn French
I need to learn french. Well at least I *should* learn french. Why? Well I'm dating a french boy and if I want to become part of his culture, well I need to learn his language. He already speaks good english, but as I've learned more about him and gotten closer to him I realize … Continue reading Crossing into the French Language
My first language exchange! July 3 - I have been in France for 3 weeks now and have been actively learning and studying the french language. Let me tell you, it’s not easy! For an English speaker, who has studied a bit of both Spanish and Italian, reading the language isn’t too hard, especially since … Continue reading My First Language Exchange