French Vocabulary Basics: Prefixes and Suffixes You Need to Know
Have you noticed repeated beginnings or endings in French words? French tutor Tyler S. breaks down the most common French prefixes and suffixes you need to know...
Why Prefixes and Suffixes?
Have you ever wondered why languages have historically developed what grammarians call prefixes and suffixes? Why do almost all languages demonstrate these two types of word alteration when there are other ways to express the same changes of meaning? The answer is simple: prefixes and suffixes save
5 Fun Ways for Families to Learn Spanish Together
Families: looking for creative ways to practice Spanish together now that summer is here? Read on as Sacramento tutor Allison H. shares a few of her fun ideas...
Summer is here, the warm temperatures and sunshine tempting us outside to pools, concerts, and neighborhood barbecues. With so many fun things to do, its hard to buckle down and learn Spanish outside your daily activities.
But one of the keys to learning a language is practice, practice, and more practice. Whether y
5 Ways to Practice French Conversation
For many students, having a conversation in French can be intimidating. Luckily, tutor Nadia B. is here with tips to help you get started chatting it up with some new French friends...
As you learn French, practicing it through conversation can become a regular part of your life, by following these easy tips. Before you know it, you will be practicing - and speaking - French with fluency!
1. Try a Meetup
The easiest way to practice conversational French is to find a group of French s
Part IV: How to Conjugate the Imperfect in Spanish
As you learn Spanish, imperfect conjugations are bound to come up. Learn how to handle them and improve your Spanish grammar knowledge in this post by Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N...
As you probably already know, conjugation is crucial to learning Spanish! As we get to this fourth post in my conjugation series, you may be pleasantly surprised when you realize that it's all about mastering patterns and formulas!
By now, you have come a long way; you know about conjugating basic S
French Grammar Rules: How to Conjugate Common Irregular Verbs
Last week, French tutor Carol Beth L. treated us to a great lesson on conjugating regular verbs. This week, we look at conjugating common irregular French verbs...
French grammar is full of irregularities and exceptions. They make sense when you understand the phonetic and grammatical in's and out's of the language, but can still be difficult to navigate especially at the beginning. Covering every single irregular French verb out there, therefore, is a difficult task to tackle in just one b