Entries by Megan L.

The Do’s and Don’ts of French Conversation

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 […]

Guest Podcast: One Thing In A French Day

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 […]

50 Fun French Games That Will Help You Master the Language

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 […]

When You Translate French to English Watch Out for These 3 Things

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 […]

Ultimate Guide to Studying French Pronunciation Online

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 […]

Guitarist Wanted: Life as a Musician for Hire

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 […]

Mastering Lead Guitar: Guitar Scales 101

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 […]

The 12 Best iPhone Apps for Learning French

  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 […]

150+ Common French Words You Need to Know

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 […]