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
10 French Poets to Fall in Love With This National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month and practice your French with this reading list from French tutor Carol Beth L. ...
April is National Poetry Month, and the French language, like many other languages, is host to a lot of beautiful poetry. Poetry is also a wonderful medium to learn or practice French. If you're looking to enjoy some of France's marvelous poetry, here are a few authors to look up, along with some of their most influential works.
1. Charles D'Orleans
Charles D'Orleans (1394 1
Culture Shock: Life in Spain vs. Life in the U.S. [Infographic]
Spain is a popular country to travel to for pleasure, for school, or even for a permanent move! But before you go, it's smart to research the differences in culture, traditions, and daily life, so you know what to expect. Read on as Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...
A diverse country filled with delicious dishes, rich cultural offerings, and plenty of fun, Spain is a country that will delight, amaze, and inspire you.
And as anyone who has traveled abroad knows, no two countries a
French on the Go: Study Tips for Busy Students
Even if you're short on time, you can still practice your French every day. French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her favorite study tips for busy French students...
French is a beautiful language, and exciting to learn. For many students, however, life is busy! It is difficult to set aside enough time to learn French properly and to practice what you have learned. There is not just one best way to learn French, however. Here are a few tips to study French in those in-between minutes on the go!
Listen and Learn: French Animal Alphabet Flashcards
Learning the ABC's is a great way for kids to get familiar with a new language. To help your child learn French, we created these fun French alphabet animal flashcards with audio from French tutor Carol Beth L.
Scroll through the flashcards to look, listen, and practice the alphabet in French!
As you practice, you might notice some of the French animal names are spelled similarly or sound similar to their names in English. Take extra care to listen to the audio and practice the French