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7 Songs to Help Your French

31 Jul , 2015  

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So as we love to advocate mixing up your French learning process to make sure you have fun and stay motivated, listening to songs in another language can really help you remember vocabulary! Check out some of the following songs that we think are quite easy to remember, and of course catchy! 1. “Ill Est […]

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“Seasickness” – Elementary French Lesson

30 Jul , 2015  

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Nothing can be more troubling than a sudden case of seasickness. Before getting on the next ship to Paris learn how to explain what ailes you on the deep blue sea.

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10 Cool YouTube Channels to Learn French With

27 Jul , 2015  

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1. imagiers.net: With 14,988 subscribers, this channel has a lot of videos, 49,685 to be exact. They’re all on different things, quizzes, vocabulary, grammar, but some of them are ridiculous. This channel has a video of 20,000 vocabulary words, running over 13 hours in length. . 2. jremy7: Jremy7 gives “Basic French lessons”, explaining the […]

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Some Cool Facts About the French Language

23 Jul , 2015  

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1. It is the mother tongue of 75 million people worldwide, although many more speak it as a second language. 2. It is the second most commonly taught foreign language, after English. 3. French is an official working language of the UN, the International Red Cross, The European Economic Community, NATO, and the International Olympic […]

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5 Reasons to Learn French!

21 Jul , 2015  

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1. A world language More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents. The Francophonie, the international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, […]

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5 Awesome ways to Learn French!

14 Jul , 2015  

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1. The other language of international relations French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. French is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg. […]

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Top 10 Easy-to-Understand French movies

10 Jul , 2015  

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Here is a list of some of the films students of the French language find the easiest to understand. Keep in mind, they are by no means the most popular but are available online if you look hard enough! Let’s have a look..   1 – “Kirikou et la Sorcière” (1998) Easy enough for a […]

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5 Cool French TV Series to Add to Your Study Routine

15 May , 2015  

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1. 7 jours sur la planète We can kill two birds with one stone because we can be kept updated with the latest news and also practise our French at the same time. This TV program provides a roundup of the latest news of the week, with a focus on the francophone (French speaking) countries. […]

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5 Common Mistakes Made by French Learners

12 May , 2015  

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1. Funny mistakes in pronunciation How could one possibly be misunderstood about submarines?? I was puzzled when I read this story of a guy being mocked up, speaking about how he loved working as suce-marin. A “sailor-sucker” ?? Of course, he meant sous-marin (submarine)! Funny misunderstandings happen when you go against social taboos: sex, bodily […]

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French Expressions Used in English!

16 Apr , 2015  

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adieu “until God” Used like “farewell”: when you don’t expect to see the person again until God (when you die and go to Heaven) agent provocateur “provocative agent” A person who attempts to provoke suspected individuals or groups into committing unlawful acts aide-de-camp “camp assistant” A military officer who serves as a personal assistant to […]

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How I’m Fluent In 8 Languages – Interview With Olly Richards

10 Apr , 2015  

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Real Deal French caught up with Olly from iwillteachyoualanguage.com and were very keen to find about how one actually should should go about tackling the rather small task of becoming fluent in EIGHT LANGUAGES! Here’s what Olly had to say. 1) What was the first language you tackled and why? I studied French and German […]

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5 Funny April Fool’s Day Pranks to Pull

31 Mar , 2015  

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So slightly of topic, we thought we’d provide all of you keen French learners with some great practical jokes you can pull on those closest to you. Check them out and let us know how they go.. 1. “Desktop Background” – This works especially well in an environment where less tech-savvy people are known to […]

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Fluent in 7 Languages – An Interview With “The Irish Polyglot”

24 Mar , 2015  

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We recently got the chance to interview someone we’re sure many of you may be aware of or have seen online. Benny Lewis is fluent in 7 languages and aims to help people feel confident in speaking another language, even if they’ve only just started learning. Benny say’s his mission in life is giving people […]

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HUMAN TRANSLATION VS. GOOGLE TRANSLATE IN 2015

19 Mar , 2015  

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For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more French lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! A century ago, it would have been the stuff of science fiction. Using a machine to translate a foreign language into English? It would have […]