Benefits of Learning Languages

Benefits of learning a new lLanguageThere are numerous benefits to learning a new language, and some of them are quite surprising. Instead of asking why you should learn a language, the real question should be, "why not?"

Daily Practice Ideas

Daily French practice ideasPractice is the key to improving your French, and just 15 minutes a day on some kind of French activity can make a huge difference. Check out these ideas and draw up your own schedule.

   

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.

   

Dreaming in French

Dreaming in FrenchDoes dreaming in French mean that you're fluent? The short answer is no, but check out this article for the long answer based on my own and others' experiences.

Eliminating Transference Errors

French transference errorsA transference error is a certain type of mistake, common to foreign language learners, which can be particularly difficult to stop making. The hardest part is becoming aware of the error; once you’ve done that, it’s just a matter of figuring out the correction and practicing your way to perfection.

FAQ

FAQFrequently asked questions about French and Lawless French.

Feeling Stupid

Feeling stupid when learning FrenchSometimes you're going to feel stupid while learning French, and that's ok. Being self-conscious about making mistakes is counter-productive - so don't be.

Frantastique – Read my review

French lessons by FrantastiqueLearn French by following the adventures of Victor Hugo as he explores the Francophone universe. The humorous videos and comics are suitable for post-beginners aged 15 and up, and include a variety of accents as well as slang.

   

French Tutors

French tutorStudying French online has many benefits, as well as some limitations. If you want to get serious about learning French but can't handle a rigid class schedule, private classes are the way to go - learn more.

Goal Setting

French goal settingWhatever your dreams related to French may be, setting specific goals – and measuring your progress against them – is one of the most effective tools in your learning arsenal. Choosing the right goals isn’t rocket science, but there’s a little more to it than just throwing together a list.

Intense French Learning

Intense French learningStudying for an hour a week will only get you so (not) far. Intensity in terms of getting as close to immersion as possible as well as regular practice are vital.