“Llyane has been great to work with, and you will get as much progress out of it as you’re willing to put in. Effort doesn’t guarantee results in every part of life, but I’d say that working with Llyane has been a sure thing. My only regret is that I didn’t start with her sooner.”
~ Jerry


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Not hearing all the words when the French speak to you? Do this!

french speak So, Spring is here, and everybody prepares for their next adventure in France.

I received this question from Denis, in my Facebook group:

“Hearing and understanding French conversation at normal speed is a challenge. I understand a lot if spoken slowly and can read French quite well. What can I do to improve my ability to hear French in conversation?”

This is a question that comes to me very frequently, in different forms. Even yesterday, from […]

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This is the point where you’ll be good in French

good french So, I received this question from Habib in the Duolingo French Facebook group:

“At what point do you think a person can say they started becoming good in French?

1. Is it good to be able to convey an understandable idea regardless of the grammar?
2. What are the most used verb tenses in the French language that a foreigner should know (and conjugate correctly)?”

Read on and watch the video below, to […]

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Is FEAR One of your frustrations in learning French? Try this!

fear So, if you are afraid to make a fool of yourself when you try your first conversation, you are not alone.

We all felt at some point that we’d rather shut up than trying to put foreign words together – I know it happened to me when I started to learn Spanish, because I felt I didn’t get the results I expected fast enough.

The advantage of learning with a language coach is […]

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Why French is NOT a Love Language

love language So, if you feel that sometimes you lose motivation to learn French, you are not alone.

We all felt at some point that we’d rather throw in the towel – I know it happened to me when I started to learn Spanish, because I felt I didn’t get the results I expected fast enough.

The advantage of learning with a language coach is that she can find the right motivation to inspire you to […]

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How the French language could help you with your love life – is Valentine’s Day obsolete?

valentines paris So, V-Day is here and the conversation around it cannot be more contradictory.

Some people wish to each other “Joyeuse Saint Valentin”.

Others don’t know how to hide.

And others try to be indifferent.

It is a well known fact that the French language is considered the language of love, and that flirt and romance are common in the French culture and lifestyle.

Many people are looking towards France when they think about romance, […]

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How to write and speak French like a native

speak french So Sara joined the Parisian French Conversationalist Facebook Group – Club J’Ouellette, and this is how she introduced herself:

“Hello! My name is Sara. I guess I’m a French beginner. I’m studying French for my field of study as a translator and I’m very excited about improving my level. At some point, I want to become able to speak French as fluent as a native and even write as a native, I hope. Being […]

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