French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple
There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense...
The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in English. For example:
J'allai au magasin.
I went to the store.
Je couru deux kilometres.
I ran two kilometers.
The passé simple is similar to the simple past i
15 MORE of the Best Tutor-Approved Spanish Apps
We've reviewed some of the most popular language apps out there -- but there's always more to talk about! Read on as tutor Breeana D. shares her recommendations for 15 MORE of the best Spanish learning apps to check out...
These days, it's easier than ever to learn Spanish. When you're not getting conversation practice in with your tutor, apps are an excellent way to review things like vocab and grammar. And since Spanish learning apps can be accessed 24/7, you can practice alone --
Build Your French Vocabulary: Family Members and Relationships
Learn how to talk about the most important people in your life in this French vocabulary lesson from tutor Emmanuel N....
French Vocabulary Words to Describe Your Family
Bonjour, mes amis (Hello, my friends)! Lets talk about our familles et amis (families and friends). If a man decides to marry a woman, she is sa femme (his wife), and he is son mari (her husband). Next, they might decide to settle down and start their own family. Most families have une mère et un père (a mother and a fath
5 Reasons Why It's Important to Practice French Conversation
Learning French by reading and writing is a good place for some students to start, however there comes a point where you must speak French in order to truly improve. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her advice for students who are ready to take the plunge into spoken French...
Conversing in a foreign language is not easy. In some ways, it's almost akin to public speaking. It puts you on the spot and tests your ability to think using a set of linguistic tools that are not as automatic as thos
30 Quirky New Year's Traditions From Around the World
How much do you know about New Year's Eve traditions?
Here in the U.S., you know what to do: gather your friends and family, turn on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in the background, and count down from 10 as midnight nears. At the strike of the clock, you know to toast everyone as the fireworks blast off, sing a verse of "Auld Lang Syne," and sneak in a New Year's kiss, if you can!
But outside of the United States, did you know there are some much more quirky New Year's Eve tradition