Deliberate Practice

Deliberate French practicePractice 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.



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.


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TV for Listening Practice

French TV
Watching TV is a great way to practice listening to French while learning about French culture. Here's how to access French TV from anywhere in the world, along with links to some popular series.


French pronunciationThe letter B is pronounced similarly in French and English, except that it's not aspirated in French.