“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.” ‒ Roger Bacon
The French language is spoken on five continents and it is the language of diplomacy, dance and haute cuisine. Moreover, Paris is the first touristic destination in the world ! A lot of people decide to learn this language, therefore, it is the second most commonly studied foreign language in the world. And if you learn French - you have made a great choice !
“With languages, you are at home anywhere.” – Edward De Waal
When you learn a new language, one of the objectives is, for sure, to be able to speak it fluently and with no accent. However, what is the secret ? There is no secret, in fact.... No magic tool or application that will, in a very short time, make you speak French like a native person. The most effective tools are : a good teacher, a good textbook and your motivation to learn French.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” - Chinese Proverb
This page will teach you some of the most useful French words and expressions. If you are an experienced French learner, you should know them all but if not, you may want to learn them all or to pick up just a few. Thanks to these few useful phrases you can participate in some little conversations with native French speakers.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward
You have decided to learn French and you know exactly what language level you would like to obtain… Next, you think about materials you’ll be going to use and you find a multitude of them on Internet: publics in social medias, videos, TV, etc. And in theory, you have everything you need to become fluent in this language. But...
"You can't see other people's point of view when you have only one language." - Frank Smith
In a large recent study on the link between language skills and the brain-destroying disease, neurologists report that people having dementia who speak two or more languages, live longer than people who only speak one language. In other words, learning a new language develops your brain and boosts your intellectual capacities while preventing brain diseases...
“I can go all over the world with Skype.” Ram Dass
A lot of people decide to learn French for some practical reason. Some of them plan to study in France or just love the language, while others are interested by job opportunities in Belgium or Quebec. Even if everyone can find a multitude of information on the French language online, the most demanding are, as always, live lessons by video-conference.