French Grammar Rules: Your Guide to Verb Tenses
French verbs throwing you for a loop? French tutor Carol Beth L. breaks down the differences between the most common verb tenses you'll study in French class...
French verbs can be a difficult aspect of learning French for many students but it doesn't have to be. If you can mentally organize what kinds of verbs are out there and when to use them, learning French grammar will be much easier to do. Here are the most common tenses studied in typical French grammar classes:
Classes Vs. Lessons: What is the Best Way to Learn French?
When you first decide you want to learn French, the natural next question is: how? While there are myriad ways to learn French online and offline workbooks purporting to provide all the material necessary to teach yourself a foreign language, in practice none of them, no matter how thorough, measure up to dedicated instruction time with a qualified teacher.
Such teachers are available, both online and off, in two basic structures: either a class with numerous students, or private one-on-one t
10 Common Italian Stereotypes That Are Actually True
The words pasta, expressive, and romantic are often used to describe Italians. But do these words truly depict them? Below, native Italian and language teacher Nadia B. breaks down the 10 most common Italian stereotypes that are actually true...
Italy, the land of contemporary fashion, historical art and...men who adore their mothers, hand-gesturing enthusiasts, and gatherings about Dante?
While most Italian stereotypes are inaccurate--for example, all Italians are not mobs
German Grammar: Solving False Cognates
German grammar can be difficult to master. Below, German teacher Noel S. shares a list of the most common false cognates, as well as exercises you can do to memorize these important words...
Students learning German are often relieved to hear that they already have a "head start" from the many recognizable German words that share the same English meaning, also known as cognates. Cognates are a great for learning German, as students have already developed mental associations with words and
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