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Great Ways to Improve your French. Part IV – Comic books

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    When learning a new language it is natural to get ahead of yourself. You might flirt with the idea of trying to read a novel in that language and soon find it to be rather daunting and ultimately, impossible. As the comedian Rhod Gilbert says “It’s like ‘War and Peace’ without the peace.” So […] Read more

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Studying at home with the help of textbooks

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  If you are living or travelling in France its almost certain you have picked up a language phrasebook or at least a pocket dictionary to help you get by. Like mine, is it now gathering dust on the shelf? You’ve probably nailed ‘bonjour’ and ‘merci’ at the very least and perhaps extended your language skills further […] Read more

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Great ways to improve your French. Part III – Classic French Movies!

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Lesser known facts; France is the birthplace of cinema and Paris has the highest density of cinemas in the world. Incroyable! So what better place to start than with French movies to immerse yourself in the French language. France has produced some award winning actors too; Vincent Cassel, Juliette Binoche, Jean Dujardin and Marion Cotillard to […] Read more

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Great ways to improve your French Part II – TV & Box Sets!

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There are more opportunities for learning French (for free) around you than you may realise. Your TV is a great option in the home to keep the French conversation flowing, all you have to do is tune in, watch and learn! When you’re getting ready for work in the morning, how about putting on your TV and tuning […] Read more

Final few days with our Overland group

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After a rather soggy camping trip to Vallorcine at the weekend, our Overland group have had a fun few days learning French and exploring the mountains around Chamonix. The group had a great lesson with Tristan and Myriam learning about movies and comic books in French, and then watched the famous Asterix movie. Myriam created a […] Read more

Great ways to improve your French: Part 1

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  There are many great ways to improve your French. No need to sweat for hours a day, cramming in as much as you possibly can from a boring textbook. How about spending short bursts of time studying and slowly immersing yourself in the language in other ways? For example try spending an hour each […] Read more

Motivated? …. Check out our Autumn Courses 2016

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You may find this hard to believe, but French is not a difficult language to learn. In fact no language is that difficult to learn. Any language can be easy to grasp if you have the right frame of mind! When it comes to learning a new language, as with anything in life, not everybody is […] Read more