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 Important Differences Between Spanish & Portuguese
The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up in August, and this year Rio de Janerio, Brazil hosts the games. For language-learners everywhere, it's a great time to explore Portuguese, their official language!
And if you're already learning Spanish, you're at an advantage. There are a lot of similarities between the two languages -- in fact, there's even a name for speaking a mixture of the languages to help speakers of different backgrounds communicate (Portuñal or Portunhol, in Spanish and Po
Build Your French Vocabulary: How to Tell Time in French
For our last French vocabulary lesson, tutor Carol Beth L. taught us numbers, counting, and basic math. Now, it's time to put that knowledge to work with this lesson on telling time in French...
So, are you confident with your numbers in French yet? Telling time is a wonderful way to practice and is very helpful in everyday life! Let's start with a few basic words and phrases:
L'heure the time
Quelle heure est-il? What time is it?
(Say: Kel Ur
Il est ______ heures. It is _
Japanese Vocabulary: 11 Mealtime Words and Expressions
When you're taking Japanese lessons, you can broaden your horizons and have more fun by trying different (and delicious) Japanese foods. To enhance your learning experience, you should also practice using Japanese words and expressions. Here, language tutor Carol Beth L. teaches you some Japanese vocabulary you can use during meal times...
Food is an essential part of life and a central part of any culture. Japan is well known for its sushi, curries, soups, noodles, and more, and Japan's
Top 5 German Books for Language Learning
Are you looking for the perfect book to supplement your German lessons? Below, German teacher Tyler S. shares his favorite German books for beginner and intermediate students...
When working on your foreign language skills, it is absolutely vital that you surround yourself with helpful resources. This can be accomplished simply by watching your favorite television show in a foreign language, or switching your iPod over to that language.
For most students, however, this can be as easy a