International Phonetic Alphabet

French interntional phonetic alphabetThe International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA, is a set of characters used to standardize pronunciation explanations across languages. It uses a unique symbol for each sound, which makes discussions of different languages much easier.


Language-Learning Myths

Language learning mythsThere are two myths that lead to a majority of students abandoning their language-learning aspirations: the idea that learning a language is hard and the division of people into "good at language" and "not good at language."

LanguaTalk – French Tutor

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 tutors are the way to go. LanguaTalk offers an easy-to-use search interface to help you find your ideal 1-on-1 French tutor based on availability, reviews, and video introductions.

Learn French Online

Learn French onlineIs it possible to learn French online? Sure, at least to a certain extent. Here are some tips and tools to help you learn French on your own.

Lessons by Level

French lessons by levelThe French lessons and comprehension exercises on this site are ranked according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which describes six levels of language proficiency.

Managing Speaking Anxiety

French speaking anxietyFear of speaking, glossophobia, is one of the most common phobias - even just in one's native language. If you feel nervous when speaking French, it's probably due to a lack of confidence in your skills. The obvious solution is to improve your French, but there are also other ways to increase your confidence and feel more comfortable speaking French.

Mastering Verb Conjugations

Conjugating French verbsThe mountain of French verb conjugations you have to learn can be overwhelming - even just in the classroom where you have plenty of time to think about the correct response. Once you start talking to people in the real world, trying to figure out the appropriate verb conjugation can leave you speechless - literally. So what's the solution? Learn, then practice, practice, practice!


One Third Stories

One third French stories
One Third Stories is a monthly box subscription with a language-learning twist. Each month features a story that starts out in English, then gradually adds French words until by the end, the entire story is in French.