When the Letter E is Dropped in Fast Spoken French

When the Letter E is Dropped in Fast Spoken French

When listening to people speaking French at full speed, it will often seem like the words blend together and sound nothing like the written words at all. If you are using closed captions to follow a conversation you will likely wonder, ‘Where did half of that word...
How to pronounce 45 French letter combinations

How to pronounce 45 French letter combinations

Understanding the sounds that certain combinations of letters in French make can be tricky for French learners. The individual letters and their combinations don’t tend to make the same sounds as they do in English. This is where some learners can get confused. FRENCH...
Pronounce the French Y sound in words like BRUYANT or PAYS

Pronounce the French Y sound in words like BRUYANT or PAYS

Many of my French language students find it difficult to pronounce words that contain the letter Y. While the letter Y is considered a vowel in the French alphabet, certain French words with ‘Y’ often use it as a consonant and put between two vowels and...
Pronounce Confusing French Verbs Right

Pronounce Confusing French Verbs Right

Mixing up or using verbs incorrectly is common issue for language learners and it is all part of your learning journey. Your learning journey becomes even harder when you have similar sounding verbs (and can become awkward quite quickly if you used the wrong one)....
Improve Your French Listening skills with Duolingo French Podcasts

Improve Your French Listening skills with Duolingo French Podcasts

As a teacher (and also as a learner) I love using Duolingo French podcasts. Duolingo podcasts are free, short stories that can be incorporated into your French learning to improve your French listening and comprehension skills. Now, just listening to the podcast by...