Halloween in France: French Vocabulary and Traditions for Halloween
Have you gotten your costume and spooky playlist ready for Halloween yet? How about your French vocabulary? In this article, teacher Annie A. gives you a lesson in French Halloween history and teaches you 10 words you'll want to use this October...
The History of Halloween in France
Did you know the French didn't begin celebrating Halloween until sometime in the early 1990s?
Halloween is not a traditional French festival; as a matter of fact, it's an American import. The French love cos
Is My Child Ready to Learn Japanese? A Guide for Parents
Want your son or daughter to learn Japanese, but not sure if he or she is ready? Here, Montgomery, TX language teacher Emily G. explains how you can determine if your child is ready to begin Japanese lessons...
Even though I teach several languages, Japanese lessons are my favorite lessons. I love to see parents encourage their children to learn Japanese, however, this doesn't happen too often, and I can understand why. Between the writing systems and the pronunciation, Japanese can be in
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
10 French Grammar Mistakes You're Probably Making
Mastering all of the French grammar rules can be tricky for beginner students. Below, French teacher Carol Beth L. shares 10 French grammar mistakes you're probably making...
Making mistakes is inevitable when you're learning a new language. After all, you're learning complex grammar rules, difficult pronunciation, and long lists of vocabulary words.
Students often make the same French grammar mistakes over and over again. Being aware of these common grammar mistakes will help you avoi
Bon Voyage! What to Pack for France [Infographic]
Need to know what to pack for France? French tutor Carol Beth L. shares her tips to make your trip abroad a success!
As you pack for your trip to France, it's important to keep in mind your needs and goals and where you'll be and what you'll be doing while you're over there!
The number one recommendation I would give to would-be travelers to France is to pack lightly. Especially if you live in an English-speaking country other than Great Britain, you're probably in for a relatively long