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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How to pronounce French words correctly

Learning French vocabulary is an important part of studying French, and so is learning the grammar, but what is also essential to being fluent in the language is to be able to pronounce the words the right way. Listening to how people from France speak and imitating the sounds they make is vital to being able to pronounce French correctly. Read More…

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Why Annecy is one of the best places to learn French

If you want to learn French then France is obviously the best choice of countries for this, and Annecy in the French Alps is one of the best places to study the language. There are many reasons why you should choose this town with its historic buildings, canals like Venice and stunning countryside surrounding it. So let’s take a look at why Annecy is such an excellent location to study French. Read More…

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Learning Games in French

Playing games of all sorts is a lot of fun, and doing so is also a great way of learning a language. Taking part in French learning games can only help you improve your knowledge of and fluency in the language of France. Read More…

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Exclusive interview: Paul Taylor!

Who is Paul Taylor?

He’s a comedian and Youtuber that has currently a one-man show in Paris and a TV show in Canal+, he also has more than 200 000 followers on YouTube. He was born in England but lives today in France and all his narrative is based on this duality of being an English in France, and how to integrate or understand French culture with the eyes of someone coming from England. Read More…

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French Immersion: the way to study in 2017

 

Immersion is the name for a very popular way of studying a language, and it means that classes in other subjects are delivered in the language you are learning and not in your native tongue. You are “immersed” in the language you are hoping to learn and cannot get away from it.   Read More…

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6 Best Tips For Learning French

6 of the Best Ways to Learn French

If you want to learn French the best place to study and practice the language is obviously where it is spoken, so France is the perfect location. This is where you get the chance of hearing local people speaking in their native tongue. Where better could there be for you to hear exactly how to pronounce French words and to try out your own command of the language? Of course, it is possible to learn French without going to France. Let’s take a look at some tips for learning the language.

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Annecy’s Fair of St Andrew

People wandering in the streets of Annecy during the festivity

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Saint Andrew is said to have been a Galilean fisherman so it seems very apt for a fair and market in his name to be held close to Lake Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps each year. The Foire de la Saint-André (“Fair of Saint Andrew”) takes place in Annecy on the first Tuesday in December and hundreds of traders gather to sell their products of all kinds. This is a wonderful market for buying the best local produce from the region, and besides food and wines there are arts and crafts. The popularity of this annual event always ensures an attendance by thousands of people who come from near and far to enjoy this winter fair. This year the Fair of St Andrew took place on 6 December and was open from 8am until 6pm in the evening.

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