Deliberate Practice

Deliberate French practice"Practice makes perfect." These simple words, so ubiquitous and readily accepted that you’ve probably never given them much thought, only tell part of the story. Yes, practice is vital, but there's more to it than that. It's not just practice you need, but rather deliberate practice.

Elision

French elisionAn elision is a type of contraction that occurs when two words are combined: one or more letters are dropped and replaced with an apostrophe. In French, written elisions are required, regardless of the register you're speaking or writing in.

   

   

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac
Read the set description and opening scene of this classic French play, with side-by-side English translation.

   

Petit Expressions

French expressions with petit
The French adjective petit, which usually means "small" or "little," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including low-budget, small-time, and early childhood. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring petit.

   

Top 10 Verbs

French verbsHere are the 10 most common and useful French verbs, with example sentences and the full set of simple and compound conjugations, with sound files.

   

Toulon, France

Toulon, France
Préfecture du Var, Toulon est la 15e plus grande ville de France et la 3e de la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA). Le port militaire de Toulon, alias arsenal, est l'une des deux plus grandes bases navales françaises.