Why it is good to learn French as a second language

 

Are you considering studying the language of France, and perhaps wondering if taking a course at our French language school would be a good idea? If you are thinking of doing this, or perhaps already signed up for classes, there are very many reasons why learning French as a second language can be a great benefit in the world today. Let’s take a look at why this is true.


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You know you are learning French because…

 

When you are studying the language of France there are a number of signs to watch out for so that you can monitor your progress. You know you are definitely learning French because of the following indications revealed below.

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French words with two meanings

 

Many languages have words that have more than one meaning, and French is no exception. If you are taking a course in our French language school, you will learn many examples of French words with two meanings. It is a very important part of your studies to do this, because otherwise it is easy to make silly mistakes when talking to a French speaker, and although this doesn’t really matter, it can be embarrassing and even dent your confidence.

So let us take a look at some widely used French words with more than one meaning.


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Common mistakes made in French by English speakers

 

French can be a tricky language for English speakers to learn for a variety of reasons, and there are a number of common mistakes that beginners often make. Making a blunder by getting a word wrong can be very embarrassing in a social situation, but it often happens and is nothing to worry about. Native French speakers will make allowances for you and be pleased to see you are making the effort to learn their language.

What are some of the most common mistakes that are likely to be made? Let’s take a look.

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Different Regions of France Have Different Accents

Just like in other countries, the spoken accents in the different regions of France are different too. If learning the French language we should be aware of this. Let’s take a look at the different accents that are spoken by French people in the different areas of the country.

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Is French a difficult language to learn?

 

Some people think that learning French is really hard, but this is far from the truth because it is not a difficult language to learn if you go about it the right way. So what are the easiest ways of becoming fluent in French?

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Accents in the French Alphabet

If you are learning French, by way of a French language School, or otherwise, a very important part of understanding the language is to have a working knowledge of the accents and how they are used. There are five accents in the French alphabet, and they function as a guide to how words are to be pronounced. They are easily recognisable visual symbols used in written and typed French that indicate how letters are to be sounded. So let us take a look at each of the accents and see what each one does.

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French Cartoons and Children’s TV: a great way to learn French

Babar the Elephant

Babar the Elephant is a good example of such a cartoon series.

Babar is the name of a little elephant, who is a popular character for children’s TV. He was created by Jean de Brunhoff and was featured in Histoire de Babar (“The Story of Babar”). Babar has become well-known throughout the world and there have been a number of movies made about him, as well as animated TV series such as Les Aventures de Babar. Read More…

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