Common mistakes made in French by English speakers

 

French can be a tricky language for English speakers to learn for a variety of reasons, and there are a number of common mistakes that beginners often make. Making a blunder by getting a word wrong can be very embarrassing in a social situation, but it often happens and is nothing to worry about. Native French speakers will make allowances for you and be pleased to see you are making the effort to learn their language.

What are some of the most common mistakes that are likely to be made? Let’s take a look.

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Different Regions of France Have Different Accents

Just like in other countries, the spoken accents in the different regions of France are different too. If learning the French language we should be aware of this. Let’s take a look at the different accents that are spoken by French people in the different areas of the country.

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Is French a difficult language to learn?

 

Some people think that learning French is really hard, but this is far from the truth because it is not a difficult language to learn if you go about it the right way. So what are the easiest ways of becoming fluent in French?

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French Cartoons and Children’s TV: a great way to learn French

Babar the Elephant

Babar the Elephant is a good example of such a cartoon series.

Babar is the name of a little elephant, who is a popular character for children’s TV. He was created by Jean de Brunhoff and was featured in Histoire de Babar (“The Story of Babar”). Babar has become well-known throughout the world and there have been a number of movies made about him, as well as animated TV series such as Les Aventures de Babar. Read More…

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Best websites to learn French

Perhaps you are enrolled on a French course but would like a way of getting additional help with your studies in your free time? There is plenty of really useful information available on the Internet, so let us take a look at some of the best websites to consult if you are learning the French language.

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Learn French with YouTube now!

Top 5 YouTube Channels for Learning French

YouTube is an excellent site for finding videos on any subjects you are interested in, and this makes it a great place for discovering all sorts of information. Languages can be studied with the help of YouTube videos, and French is a good example of a language you can learn about on this popular site. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 YouTube channels for learning French. Read More…

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French Summer Camp: do it in France!

Go to France for French Summer Camps

If you are thinking of taking part in a French summer camp or sending your son or daughter to one, the best choice for this is in France. There are summer camps in French in Switzerland, in Canada, and even in Miami and New York City in America, and whilst they might well help teach the French language they will not be able to provide the experience of what it is like to actually live in France. This is why when you are booking a place in a French summer camp, you should do it in France. You would miss out on authentic French culture and being able to see some of the sights and countryside of France on a summer camp in French located in another country. Read More…

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5 Best Apps for learning French

If you are a smartphone user there are many apps you can get that can be used to help you learn languages. Perhaps you are studying French? You might even be staying in France, perhaps somewhere like the charming alpine town of Annecy, where we have the Ifalpes French language school, but you would like to continue your studies when and where you please. This is where using an app or apps would be the solution. So, let’s take a look at the five best apps to help you learn French.
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