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5 French Holidays to Celebrate This Spring and Summer

5 French Holidays to Celebrate This Spring and Summer

When in France, party like the French do! Whether you're preparing to study abroad or you just want to bring a little piece of France into your home, French tutor Carol Beth L.'s guide to French holidays this spring and summer will give you something to celebrate... French holidays share some similarities with American holidays, but they aren't all exactly the same – nor do they occur at the same time. If you're looking for some fun French festivities, here are a few spring and summer holiday … Read More

5 French Holidays to Celebrate This Spring and Summer
When in France, party like the French do! Whether you're preparing to study abroad or you just want to bring a little piece of France into your home, French tutor Carol Beth L.'s guide to French holidays this spring and summer will give you something to celebrate... French holidays share some similarities with American holidays, but they aren't all exactly the same – nor do they occur at the same time. If you're looking for some fun French festivities, here are a few spring and summer holiday
The 12 Best iPhone Apps for Learning French
  Learning a language is a wonderful challenge. It can open up new opportunities, allow you to converse with new people, and serve as a tool on your travels. The French language is used throughout the world in places like France, Canada, Belgium, Haiti, Monaco, and many other countries. If you’ve embarked on a journey to learn French, there are some apps that will support you in your endeavor. Here are 12 of the best apps to learn how to speak French.   1) TakeLesson
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
8 Places to Visit in France Outside Paris
Are you planning a vacation to France? French teacher, Carol Beth L. shares eight wonderful places to visit in France outside of Paris... Chances are the "City of Light" is one of the top places to visit on your travel itinerary. Visiting Paris, however, doesn't mean you've seen all that France has to offer by a long shot. There are many other wonderful places to visit in France. Lucky for you, Europe has a relatively good rail system, which means you can visit places in France with ea
Build Your French Vocabulary: Numbers, Counting, and Math
Are your French vocabulary lessons not adding up? Perhaps this lesson in numbers, counting, and math from French tutor Carol Beth L. will multiply your comprehension... Numbers come up everywhere – and they are so numerous that it sometimes takes time to assimilate them automatically into everyday speech when you are learning another language. In her biography, Marie Curie's daughter stated that her mother, who was born Polish but lived most of her life in France, would count to herself in Po

French in Charlotte

French is an absolutely beautiful language, but it doesn’t always come easily to English speakers. If you are just getting started with French lessons in Charlotte, you may start to feel overwhelmed with everything you have to learn. Fortunately, there are several ways to stay inspired to learn more and push yourself further in your lessons.

French Cuisine

Learning French isn’t just about the language, it’s about the culture, too. And if there is one thing the French are famous for, it is their exquisite food. Spending some time in French restaurants will get you excited about learning the language, so that someday you may be able to sit at a charming café in the middle of Paris.

When you're out at a French restaurant in Charlotte, be sure to ask if any of the staff are fluent in the language. This could give you a nice way to practice ordering food, one of the most fundamental parts of learning a language. - Georges Brasserie has some of the best selection of French foods in town. From specialty dishes to more traditional menu items to not-really-French food (like fries), you have a wide selection to choose from. - Lumiere is a unique representation of how other nations imitate and change French dishes and make those dishes their own. Plan to spend an enjoyable dinner tasting a different twist on traditional French dishes. - French cuisine may be excellent, but it is the country’s breads and pastries for which it is really known, and Amélie's French Bakery & Café can give you just that. They strive to adapt a more authentic French atmosphere, as well as create exquisite pastries. You will likely want to return for more on a regular basis.

French Meetups

If you really want to put what you’ve learned during your French lessons in Charlotte to good use, you can join a French language meetup to meet other French language enthusiasts in your area. For example, The Charlotte French & Francophone Meetup Group is a great option. With over 600 members, you are sure to find people on the same skill level as you so that you can start practicing. Lessons are a great start, but you really have to practice the language to improve your skills.

Charlotte Language Exchange

If you are too shy to join the group or if you want to take a more focused approach to practicing the language, the Charlotte Language Exchange is a fantastic way to find native French speakers. The site helps people find other individuals who are native speakers of the language they want to learn. You can browse the site and find a native French speaker who is interested in improving their English. Contact can be made over emails, texts, or in person.

 

Taking French lessons in Charlotte is a great starting point to becoming fluent in the language, but you definitely need a bit more than regular lessons to become fluent. Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration to keep you going. Fortunately, Charlotte has a number of different ways for you to stay actively engaged in improving your skills.

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