The Hardest Things to Learn in French

The Hardest Things to Learn in French

Everyone wants to know “what’s the hardest thing to learn in French?” As a native French speaker, I hesitated. What was difficult for me will be completely different for an English speaker who learns French as a second language. It will also be different depending on...
How to Say Thank You in French

How to Say Thank You in French

In life, there are many things we may want to say thank you for. There are thank you’s for friends and family, thank you’s for formal letters and emails, even thank you’s for the friendly cashier at your local store. In French, the simplest form of thank you is simply...
Always wanted to know how to pronounce the French letter R?

Always wanted to know how to pronounce the French letter R?

The tricky French letter R Firstly, there are so many reasons why learning the alphabet in the language you’re studying is important. If you’re an English speaker, you may have realised that it’s not easy to pronounce the French R… yet! Not just so...
How Has French Influenced the English Language?

How Has French Influenced the English Language?

Let’s look into whether the French language influenced English and what it means for you as a learner. When you first start learning French, you may think that it is a very different language to English. But as you start to explore, you come across some familiar...
Online Resources to Learn French from the Comfort of Your Home

Online Resources to Learn French from the Comfort of Your Home

It’s the age-old dream of any French learner: to fly to Paris, explore the cafes and canals, simultaneously picking up the language as you meander through the quaint city streets. Unfortunately, 2020 has seen that dream put on hold, as so many of us struggle with...
Is It Rude to Speak English in France?

Is It Rude to Speak English in France?

There is a common saying online, that French people find it rude if you speak English when you are in France. But is this really true? Let’s explore this topic further. The reason that many people assume the French find English rude comes down to a common experience:...