Learning French takes time. However, that time can be shortened by understanding the best methods, tips, and tricks to use on your language journey. When mastering a foreign language, practice, vocabulary, and pronunciation are going to be keys to your success—and like most things, when you adopt bad habits it may take longer to do […]
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Megan L. is a writer and musician living in San Diego. She loves supporting independent artists and learning more about music every day. Megan has been working for TakeLessons since November 2011. Google+
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You know the best way to learn French is to practice every day, but where should you start? One of our favorite ways to study any language is listening to podcasts! Not only do you get the benefit of hearing spoken French, podcasts also contain interesting tidbits of vocabulary and culture you might not get in […]
Whatever your level, you can improve your language skills while having fun by playing French games. In this list, you will find French learning games to master every type of skill while playing alone, with a partner, or in a group. French Card Games 1. Piquet A trick-taking game played by two people, Piquet dates […]
French is one of the most beautiful of the romance languages. Spoken as the official language in 29 countries, French is the second most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. Learning to speak and understand any language is a process of immersion. To truly understand and be able to translate French to English means […]
Ask any student their biggest struggle in learning French and you are almost guaranteed to hear one thing – pronunciation. Admittedly, pronunciation is one of the hardest aspects of learning any foreign language. As babies, our minds are very receptive to learning how to identify and reproduce the numerous sounds contained in a language. This ability […]
When you think of speaking French, what comes to mind? If you’re picturing candlelit dinners, incredible art, and grand romance, you’re not alone. French is known as the language of love, and just about everything in French sounds lovely. To celebrate the beauty of the French language, we’ve selected 50 beautiful French words for you […]
Your days of bedroom jam sessions are over — it’s time to start your music career and hit the road! In this article, traveling musician and guitar teacher Nick K. discusses his experience with guitar gigs and gives you tips on how to make them successful… I’m what they call a “hired gun.” That’s a cool title for […]
Learn how to play lead guitar with guitar teacher Bernie M. In this lesson, Bernie breaks down everything you need to know to start understanding guitar scales… There is nothing more important in the lead guitar player’s tool box than scales. They are road maps that unlock the secrets of the fret board, telling the […]
Learning a language is a wonderful challenge. It can open up new opportunities, allow you to converse with new people, and serve as a tool on your travels. The French language is used throughout the world in places like France, Canada, Belgium, Haiti, Monaco, and many other countries. If you’ve embarked on a journey […]
When studying any language one effective method for learning is to study and memorize the most common words first. This can help you to understand situations more quickly than if you’re learning vocabulary from random sources. The French language is one of the beautiful romance languages. It is the official language in 29 countries and is […]