Category Archives: French

Learn 284 words in a month #10 – Personalize!

Use NEW words and USE new words. Make them yours. To know what they mean is not enough. You need to be comfortable with speaking them in a natural way, surrounded by other words. Let´s say that you had CAREFULLY … Continue reading

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Long for the sea

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”     – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) Found … Continue reading

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Need to Refresh a Language? How I Regain my French – by Tomáš Vrubel

Tomáš Vrubel, whose first language is Czech, recently submitted this account of how he is brushing up his French.  I hope that you will enjoy its enthusiasm,  wealth of good ideas and poetic expression. Tom says “ I speak English, … Continue reading

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Bridge languages – great for camping

The other day I was discussing with an American lady the concept of bridge languages, where people who don´t necessarily know the language of the person they are speaking to, but can communicate via a third language.  Often people use … Continue reading

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It went very well

Me, flying about the Mediterranean, near Perpignan France Wednesday is the day I go to French conversation classes.  We have one piece of homework for the term, which is to write something and present it in class. The topics for … Continue reading

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Music: a great way to learn words

Find yourself a song in the language you like from this great site. Today I´m using French as the example, but you can click forward to all these possibilities on the left. The French site sorts their collection into … Continue reading

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