Blog to Learn French in Paris

Useful activities to boost your French language skills

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced speaker, it is important to train your French skills.

This blog enables you to know more about the French language and culture through articles, online exercices, songs, pronunciation games and grammar quizzes. 

One of the ways to improve your French speaking abilities is to practice the processes of listening and understanding. Written French and spoken French are almost two different languages. There are many silent letters, glidings, liaisons, etc… and they are everywhere, including in verb conjugations and grammar. Even when studying grammar, playing audio documents will help you tremendously as you are going through your French lesson. Therefore, in this blog you will find audiovisual resources to improve or perfect your comprehension skills. These links contain many French language resources for tutors and their students, for visitors and for anyone who appreciates Paris, France and the French language. Do not hesitate to send me any suggestion or other link that may be of interest for French learners, from beginner to advanced level. Have a pleasant visit!

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French: Difference between written and spoken

April 11th, 2017

Differences between written and spoken French Spoken French and written French are so different that one could consider that they are two distinct dialects. I will highlight the main differences betwe...

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How to use qui and que in French

February 27th, 2017

Many French language students are confused with the difference between qui and que Here are some explanations with concrete examples to understand the use of qui and que. Grammatical difference betwee...

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passé composé et imparfait

Passé composé versus imparfait

February 9th, 2017

This lesson concentrates on the proper uses and differences between passé composé and imparfait in French Imparfait and passé composé cannot translate literally from English The imparfait describes w...

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Pardon my French! The French False cognates

January 3rd, 2017

The false friends of the French language There are numerous false cognates between French and English that often mislead students when learning French. For example, « coin » in French has nothing to ...

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French idioms

Funny French expressions

December 28th, 2016

French idioms can sometimes be hard to understand, but they can also be fun to learn and can give you an idea of the culture and humour behind the language. The French people particularly have its own...

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French grammar classes

The Essential French Grammar Websites

December 27th, 2016

French grammar is complex: conjugating the irregular verbs, for instance, may be difficult Fortunately, there are online resources at all levels that make the learning process much easier You can prog...

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Tips for the DELF B2

November 23rd, 2016

Here are some tips for preparing the DELF B2 exam The DELF B2 examination shows that the speaker is able to construct arguments to negotiate and to defend his or her opinion At level B2, the candidate...

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Best French TV series to learn French

November 23rd, 2016

What are the best French TV series to learn French? Do you want to learn idiomatic French expressions and everyday vocabulary? The French language is not an easy language to learn for the beginner stu...

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7 things to do around the Champs-Élysées

April 19th, 2016

A Paris Walking Tour from the Arc de triomphe to the Tuileries Garden This walk starts at the other end of Champs-Élysées, a 2 kilometers long avenue that connects Place de la Concorde and the Place C...

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Tips for French Tutors in Paris

March 26th, 2016

Advice for French tutors in Paris How to ensure the first French lesson goes well Whether you are an experienced French tutor in Paris or about to undertake your very first French lesson, you want to ...

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Business French Vocabulary

Learning Business French Vocabulary

March 19th, 2016

Business French vocabulary for professionals Business Greetings You know bonjour (hello, good day), but note that this greeting expression is employed only once per day. After that, you could say sal...

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French greetings to say hello

Useful French Greetings to Say Hello

March 11th, 2016

Here are some useful French greetings and expressions that you can say to greet people in France. Bonjour : hello, good day, hi Most of you know the formal expression “bonjour”, and you sh...

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French words used in english

French words used in English

March 6th, 2016

10 French Words That You’ve Seen Before… in English Over the years, the English language has borrowed a great number of French words and expressions Some of this vocabulary has been so completely abso...

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Difference between bon and bien

Difference between bon and bien in French

March 4th, 2016

Bien vs Bon: Which One Should You Use? Bon and bien in French are often confused, because they have somewhat similar meanings and they can both be adjectives, adverbs, or nouns. What is the difference...

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Best way to study French for Speaking

The Best Way to Study French for Speaking

March 2nd, 2016

As a French teacher in Paris working with adults, I am often surprised to see that my students have forgotten how to study a language. So, here are some pointers for people who want to learn French t...

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French pronunciation course in Paris

March 2nd, 2016

Do you wish to improve your French pronunciation so that others can understand you easily when you speak French? My French pronunciation course in Paris will help you get the right accent and intonati...

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Top Creative Writing Workshops in Paris

February 25th, 2016

Paris offers many opportunities for creative writing workshops Here you’ll find the best creative writing workshops in Paris, conducted in English WICE – Paris Writers’ Workshop 2016 Photo cr...

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Writing in French as a second language

February 25th, 2016

The authors who chose to write literature in French as a second language Many of the novels, plays and other literary works that belong to French literature were actually written by foreign authors. ...

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