Classic Mistakes When Learning French 


Author: I.Beckett
Learning a new language can certainly seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. Getting your head around all that grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation is challenging enough. Yet when it boils down to a one-on-one conversation with a real French person, the mistakes we make are often of a much less academic, and much more embarrassing, nature. From faux amis to faux pas, below are some of the most common mistakes we tend to make and where to find out more about them.
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 The Secrets of French Style 


Author: I.Beckett
Now that Paris Fashion Week has become a distant memory and the new autumn/winter season is well and truly underway, we turn our attention to the stylish people strolling confidently down the chic French boulevards and wonder to ourselves: what is their secret? Why are French women considered the most fashionable in the world?
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 Paris in June 


Author: I.Beckett
June is the perfect time to profiter des beaux temps in Paris. By now, the chill of January and February has become a distant memory and with the fine weather and long evenings, June is the best time to get outside and enjoy the arrival of summer. The city will be bustling with tourists so if you want to avoid large crowds and queues it's important to plan ahead. It could also be a great oportunity to explore some of Paris's more unusual spots.
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 Paris: What to do in May 


Author: B. James
As the weather gets warmer, Paris becomes a centre of activity and excitement. The tourist season has not yet reached its summertime peak but there is a noticable increase in the number of visitors around and about. Make the most of the good weather, longer evenings and new exhibitions and be aware of bank holiday closures.
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 Best Coffee Shops in Franglish Cities 


Author: B. James
Everyone loves a good cup of coffee and everyone loves a good coffee shop. We have put together a list of the best places in franglish cities to get your caffeine fix.
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 Teaching English in France 


Author: B.James
Teaching English as a foreign language can be an immensely rewarding opportunity. As an obvious next step for graduates, or those with a touch of wanderlust, teaching abroad could allow you to explore a new country and culture on a budget. Spending an extended period of time abroad is a great way to learn valuable skills, a new language and become fully immersed in a new experience.
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 How to Practice Your French Pronunciation 


Author: B. James
You've spent a dixaine of years studying French academically. You understood the whole of Amélie by the third time you had watch it, can conjugate avoir in 12 tenses of more and can probably write an essay about France's immigration policy in your sleep, but is your spoken language up to scatch? Here isa list of embarassing pronunciation mistakes and a guide to improving your french pronunciation.
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 Paris in April 


Author: B. James
We've put together a guide to making the most of Paris in April. As the city shakes off its wintery malaise and the cafe terraces reopen their doors to balmier climes, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy the charm of spring. Find out what Ella and Louis were singing about and check out our list!
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 10 Tips for Teaching Yourself French 


Author: B. James
French is actually one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn. We anglophones have William the Conqueror and the several years of Norman occupation to thank for a third of the words in the English language. In fact English has more in common with French than any other Romance language and is a good choice if you're interested in teaching yourself a language.
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 The Best French Christmas Movies! 


Author: Emma Ly
There is nothing more satisfying than snuggling up to a movie and a box of chocolates at home around Christmas time. Instead of cosying up to Love Actually or Home Alone this year, why not try watching one of these festive French films instead? We've picked out some of our favourites to suit all film tastes!
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