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
Blast From the Past: 6 Japanese Toys From Your Childhood
When you're taking Japanese lessons, it's fun to learn about certain aspects of Japanese culture. Japanese pop culture has made a significant impact in the United States and worldwide.
From electronic game consoles to action figures, Japan has had a long-standing influence on the worldwide toy market. You probably remember a lot of the items on this list, but never really knew their true origin.
Go ahead and embrace your inner child, it's time to get nostalgic. Here are six popular Jap
French for Kids: What's the Best Way for Kids to Learn French?
Helping kids learn a second language can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be! Tutor Natalie S. shares her tips for making French fun for kids...
In schools today, it is standard practice that all students begin to learn a second language. To give your child an edge before they reach high school, try teaching him or her a second language from a young age. In the list below, we give some quick suggestions on the best ways to make French for kids fun and easy to learn.
1) Introduce the new
French Grammar Rules: Conjugating Verbs in the Conditional
If you knew how, would you use the conditional in this sentence? French tutor Carol Beth L. can help you find the answer...
As a beginner or intermediate French speaker, you have likely come across various French verb tenses, such as le présent, passé composé, imparfait, futur, and perhaps even the subjunctive mood. These various features of French grammar express particular time frames, such as what is happening, happened, will happen, or even what may or may not happen. But what about e
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