Come read about French language and its difficult yet fun particularities!

“Ça va ?” : A conversation

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Salut tout le monde, ça va? Have you ever noticed how much francophones use the phrase ça va? Yeah, a lot. Like a lot, a lot. It feels like you…

Verlan your French! How can your French sound more like a native speaker?

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If you have ever learned a second language you probably have had the experience realizing that the language you are working so hard to learn might be very different from the way that…

The romance between French and English

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No language is a completely static thing. In a way, a language breathes and grows, similar to a living organism. Over time, words are gained and words are lost. English…

Learning a new language makes you a better person

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Imagine that you are on the train. You’re sitting down and trying to read an Alliance Française blog post on your phone but you can’t help but get distracted by…

Dolphins become bilingual in their sleep. What does that mean for us humans?

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At the Planète Sauvage in Port-Saint-Père, France in 2011 it was observed that captive dolphins were talking in their sleep. While sleep-talking in general can be rather alarming, what made this…

How music can aid in language learning

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Here at the Alliance Francaise we are always interested in learning about new ways to acquire language. So when we found this article we thought you could be interested too! Cap…

AF Student Spotlight: Dennis Smithenry

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AF Student Spotlight: Dennis Smithenry   When Dennis Smithenry learned that his ancestors were from Alsace, France, he became motivated to learn French in honor of his family heritage. His journey at…

Yet another reason why French is great…or 5 actually!

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”There are good reasons for learning other languages. As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the brain, they’re learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive…

Keep practicing your French on the go with the new FREE Saison app!

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You can download it here for Android and on Itunes for Ipad.  Let us know if you have questions.