10+ French Books, Songs, TV Shows, and Films to Improve Your French Language Skills Culture & History / Language Resources

When we hit that intermediate stage of our learning, we’re often told that now’s the time to start switching over to native source material and to step away from resources aimed at learners. But how do you know just what native source material to choose? Our hopes high, we take to Google hoping to find great French books or films, but lo and behold, the...

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Language Learning Strategies | #CleartheList April 2017 Language Resources

Are you all ready for this month’s #clearthelist? For once, I definitely feel like I am! If you’re new around these parts, #clearthelist is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, Lindsay of Lindsay Does Languages, Kris Broholm of Actual Fluency, and Angel Pretot of French Lover. We’d absolutely love for you to a part of our community. You...

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When You Hate Studying: How to Fall Back in Love with Your Language After Burnout Language Resources

Every so often as language learners, we face something incredibly dangerous to our progress. Burnout. Studying is one of the most important things you can do. At least, that’s what everyone tells us. But truthfully, studying can be pretty frustrating at times. And more often than we’d like to admit, it’s the last thing we want to do. There’s hours of grammar exercises, endless lessons or...

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How to Break Through a Language Learning Plateau Language Resources

Well, I’ve done it. The worst point of my Spanish learning project is here. I knew this was inevitable, but I still dreaded the moment it would arrive. Getting started and reinforcing a daily study habit was nothing compared to the stage I’m at now. And it’s probably the most frustrating part of learning any skill. I’ve hit a plateau. What are Language Learning Plateaus?...

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Mad Dumplings | Places to Eat in Southern California Travel

I’m no stranger to food trucks – at music conferences and festivals, there is often plenty to choose from and I’ve had the chance to try out some excellent items. To be honest though, until recently, I’d never gone out of my way to try out a food truck. For me, food trucks were mostly a thing of convenience. If there was one nearby when...

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100+ Useful Conversational Words & Phrases in French Language Resources

Are you thinking about learning French but find yourself struggling to find resources that help you start speaking? When I started out, I certainly did. Many of the tools that I found when I started learning French were grammar-heavy textbook style resources and they didn’t offer me a lot in terms of day-to-day conversation. Rather than learning how to say “what did you do last weekend?” I...

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Travel

I probably told this story once before, but before I ever fell in love with either music or language, I wanted to be a marine biologist. From the time I first ever saw The Little Mermaid until my first year of university, I was certain that was what I was going to do. But then I received a music scholarship and everything changed. Including my...

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