French Tenses for Beginners: Discussing the Past, Future, & Present Language Resources

It’s Grammar <3 Season! In this guide you’ll learn how to talk about all three by just learning how to conjugate three verbs (one conjugation for each tense) so that you can avoid memorizing all those pesky verb tables. In addition to this “hack”, you’ll also learn how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense and get an introduction to reflexive verbs. In the...

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Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Macarons, delicious meringue-based cookies that come in a variety of flavours, are a staple item in French bakeries despite their 8th century Italian origins. So how did an Italian treat find its way into French hearts? Via Catherine de Medici. Upon her marriage to Henry II of France, Catherine de Medici brought along a few of her Italian pastry chefs in 1533. At this time,...

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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | March Language Resources

February has been an insanely busy month (in a good way of course). It was the second month of the Language Reading Challenge and the first month of the Korean Language Challenge I’m hosting with Lindsay Dow. I also taught a webinar with Kerstin Cable of Fluent Language on finding grammar resources as well as a webinar with Lindsay on starting a new language. It’s...

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Mastering Phrasal Verbs with Lindsay Dow Review Language Resources

To be honest, before taking Lindsay’s course, I had no clue what phrasal verbs were. I don’t remember learning them in school and I am certain that I’ve never come across them being referenced when learning another language. When one says that native speakers don’t always make the best teachers, I can relate. I’d have a hard time explaining English grammar to a student. Like...

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