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Best Tips for Learning French

  Sainte Cecile-les-Vignes (c) Kristin Espinasse

Does the idea of learning French make you shiver? You are not alone! In today's edition, we ask readers to give us their very best tips on learning French!

BEST TIPS FOR LEARNING FRENCH

Whether you have improved your French with audio CDs, a tutor, or by participating in an intensive program--we would love to benefit from your experience. Thank you for using the comments box to share helpful ideas for language learning.

To improve your French did you use flash cards? Do you watch French films? Do you carry around a pocket-size French-English dictionary? Subscribe to the French version of Reader's Digest? Do you attend a local French meet-up? Welcome exchange students to your home? Do you fall asleep to French music in hopes your subconscious will record it all by memory? Do you secretly follow Francophones at the mall, like I used to do? 

Click here to read or to submit a BEST TIP FOR LEARNING FRENCH! 

Thanks for forwarding this post to a language-learner who might be inspired by the many excellent ideas submitted by readers.

Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris (c) Kristin Espinasse
Thanks for keeping my book, Words in a French Life, in mind as a language tool. Here's a review:

With its innovative and entertaining way of teaching the finer points of French, Espinasse's memoir will be popular with travelers and expats alike. --Publishers Weekly 

A Message from Kristi on this blog's 19th anniversary
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