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  • French Verb Deconjugator Created: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Use this French verb deconjugator to figure out the infinitive from any given conjugation.
  • French Verb Conjugator Created: Friday, May 19, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Use this tool to find out the simple conjugations for any French verb.
  • Subjunctive or Indicative? The Subjunctivator! Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    An interactive tool to help you decide whether to use the French subjunctive or indicative.
  • Top Tools for Intermediate French Students Created: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    A selection of suggested gifts sure to please any French lover.
  • French Grammar Books Created: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    There are hundreds, maybe thousands of French grammar books available, each claiming to be the best, the most concise, the most complete, etc. Obviously they can't all be the best, and in fact one ...
  • Asking Questions in French Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Want to know something? Whether you're working, traveling, learning, or just trying to learn more about someone, questions are an essential part of any conversation. This lesson will teach you four different ways to ask questions in French.
  • How to Say ___ in French Created: Thursday, May 05, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    If you're wondering how to say something in French, you've come to the right place.
  • Top Bilingual French Dictionaries Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    When buying a French dictionary, you need to consider your language proficiency and what you'll be using the dictionary for. It's also important to keep in mind that bilingual dictionaries are a gr...
  • Top French Pronunciation Books Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Pronunciation tends to be the most difficult aspect of learning French. It takes a lot of practice to pronounce French correctly, but if you want to speak well, good French pronunciation is essenti...
  • Overcoming Speaking Anxiety Created: Saturday, October 30, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Shyness apart, if you feel nervous when speaking French, it's probably due to a lack of confidence in your skills: you don't feel you have the grammar, vocabulary, and/or pronunciation needed in order to express yourself. The obvious solution is to improve your French, and this site is filled with resources to help you do just that. Beyond lessons and learning, however, there are other ways to increase your confidence and feel more comfortable speaking French.
  • Favorite French Expressions Created: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    One of the joys of learning French (or any other language) is getting to know the idiomatic expressions that help make it so colorful. Here are my favorites; what are yours?
  • Daily French Practice Created: Monday, February 02, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Daily French practice is a must, as it is only by practicing and using your French that you will be able to retain what you've learned and, eventually, develop fluency. Aside from the obvious ways to practice, like speaking up in class and reading books, there are a number of ways you can incorporate French into your daily life.
  • Most Common French Words Created: Sunday, September 03, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    What are the most common French words?
  • Buying French Supplies Created: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Tips to help you find your "must have" French supplies at the best possible prices.
  • Typical French Mistakes Created: Monday, June 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    It might be trite, but it's definitely true: we all make mistakes. When you start learning French, you're bound to make lots of errors, and it's only with practice and perservence that you'll get better. The good news is that you're not alone - take a look at these pages to learn how to avoid as many typical French mistakes as possible.
  • Your Favorite French Expressions Created: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Whether they are useful or fun, we all have favorite French expressions - what are yours?
  • Worst French Mistakes - Share Your Story Created: Monday, June 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    We've all made plenty of French mistakes over the course of our language learning, but some are far worse than others. You know what I'm talking about: the ones where we inadvertently embarrassed o...
  • French class practice - Si clauses Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Do you have a particular "if" clause to start with that really inspires your students, or other great exercises for practicing si clauses in French classes? Share your ideas with other French teach...
  • Overcoming Speaking Anxiety - How to Speak French Created: Saturday, October 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Beyond lessons and learning, there are various ways to increase your confidence and feel more comfortable speaking French.
  • Buying French Supplies - How to Save Money on French Tools Created: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Tips to help you find your "must have" French supplies at the best possible prices.
  • You might be a Francophile if ... vous pouvez lire cette phrase. Created: Sunday, November 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    What does being a Francophile mean to you?
  • Celebrating French Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Bastille Day, National French Week, the International Day of Francophonie, and other French-themed holidays are a perfect time to increase our community's understanding and appreciation of the fran...
  • Daily French Practice Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Daily French practice is a must, as it is only by practicing and using your French that you will be able to retain what you've learned and, eventually, develop fluency. Aside from the obvious ways ...
  • Non-fiction about French and France Created: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    You've probably glanced through dozens of French travel guides and grammar books, but what about the human side of learning French and visiting France? There is some great non-fiction out there - h...
  • Unwelcome Hugs Created: Sunday, January 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Do you have a story about hugging in France you'd like to share? Whether you're American, French, or another nationality and have given or received an unwelcome hug, we'd love to hear about it
  • Living in France Created: Monday, July 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Many people dream of living in France, but relatively few are able to make that dream come true. Share your stories of why and how you were able to live in France.
  • Living in France Created: Monday, July 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Many people dream of living in France, but relatively few are able to make that dream come true. Share your stories of why and how you were able to live in France.
  • Beautiful French Cities and Towns Created: Friday, April 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    France is an incredibly beautiful and varied country. There are lovely cities and towns in every region - which are your favorites?
  • Beautiful French Cities and Towns Created: Friday, April 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    France is an incredibly beautiful and varied country. There are lovely cities and towns in every region - which are your favorites?
  • Meeting the French, by Pam Bourgeois Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Any visit to France can be enhanced by the people you meet there, but some of their customs and habits may be surprising or difficult to understand. Reading up on French culture before you go can help you make the most of your trip. The French audiobook called Meeting the French is a good place to start.
  • Donner sa langue au chat Created: Sunday, June 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    It's not the same as "cat got your tongue," so what does it mean? Before you give up, read this lesson on the idiomatic French expression donner sa langue au chat.
  • Il pleut des cordes Created: Thursday, July 12, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Don't know the idiomatic French expression il pleut des cordes? I'll throw you a rope - click to read my lesson.

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