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
French Holidays: Celebrating La Fête des Rois
Learning about and celebrating French holidays is a wonderful way to understand more about French culture as you study this beautiful language. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares the basics you need to know about La Fête des Rois...
French Holidays: La Fête des Rois
For many people in the United States, Christmas ends at midnight on the evening of December 25th.
In France, more people probably still remember that according to the Christian calendar, the Christmas season doesn't offic
Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Hiragana
With three different writing systems, learning Japanese can be confusing for beginners. It's much easier to break the systems down, and focus on one at a time. Here, Japanese teacher Kaoru N. shares his tips to help you learn hiragana...
There are three types of letters in the Japanese language: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana and katakana are based on sounds and pronunciation. In kanji, each character has its own meaning.
Hiragana characters are the most fundamental and basic chara
5 Common Problems Beginner Spanish Learners Face [Video]
Learning a new language can be tough. From new vocabulary to strange grammar rules, there's a lot of places beginners can stumble or get frustrated.
Although Spanish is a relatively easy language to learn, it's not without obstacles. Many English speakers, in fact, run into the same hang-ups along the way. For example, conjugation rules take some time to get used to -- there's a reason most Spanish teachers include lots of Spanish conjugation practice in their classes! Repetition helps yo
Tips for Parents: How to Help Your Child Learn French
If your child is learning French, you might be wondering how best to help them succeed. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her best tips for parents entering into the world of French for kids...
Supporting your child in learning a foreign language can be difficult, especially if you don't speak the language yourself. Nonetheless, there are ways to help them learn. French is a relatively common, available language that is taught in middle and high schools, and many communities and cities have r