Language app or language course ?
In my classes and around me, I often hear about online language learning apps. Language learning apps have received widespread praise and
are expected to transform the study of languages. They allow you to discover a language, at any time of the day or night, to practice on your own, and can be a very rewarding way to acquire basic vocabulary. But their effectiveness is debatable, particularly when it comes to
writing or speaking skills. As a French teacher, I asked myself the question:
How long does it take to learn French ?
As a French teacher, “how long does it take to learn French?” is a frequently asked question by my students. In my opinion, it differs from
one learner to another and it depends on a number of variables. However, let’s focus on the general scenario.
3 benefits of early learning
Nowadays, we hear a lot about early language learning. It is critical to be exposed to a foreign language at a young age. The earlier the
child begins to learn, the better. Several studies have found that at three years old, the child has the intellectual flexibility to
imitate, learn, and blend into the language and culture of the other. A child learns a new language by singing, playing, and having fun. These circumstances are ideal for encouraging learning and memorizing. Later on, adolescents develop remarkable absorption and cognitive
abilities. But what are the real benefits of early learning?
Feeling lonely learning online ?
Online courses have received a lot of attention in recent years. It is obvious that the benefits of online courses are numerous! They provide more flexibility, adjust to your pace and are quite practical. However, as a student, you might rapidly feel isolated and
discouraged... As a French teacher, here are 3 tips so that you no longer feel alone:
3 simple ways to overcome your fear of speaking a foreign language!
You have no idea where to start? Learn a few basic phrases, like greetings, saying "thank you" or ordering at the café or restaurant. Learn
how to ask and answer simple conversation questions: Where are you from? What do you do?
Why learn French?
The five continents are home to more than 300 million French speakers. Speaking French will help you get by in France, but not just that!
Knowing French also provides you access to nations where French is an official language, including Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and
Belgium. French is also widely spoken in many African countries.
Why you should take a French placement test ?
You usually say "Je parle un peu français", you watch series and movie in French with subtitles and you feel you can get some of it ? You
learned French at school ? During a year abroad ? You feel that you have some capacities but you are not too sure about your level ?