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Where is French Spoken: Accents and Varieties

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English students often ask why the language spoken in shows like Downton Abbey sounds so different from the one spoken in Friends or Sex and the City. Of course, you can dismiss such questions by saying that Downton Abbey is a period piece and people spoke differently in the past. But this is hardly the whole truth. The real reason(…)


5 Common French Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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On the road to learning French, there are many obstacles that trip up even the most dedicated students. Luckily you can learn from others, using the most common French mistakes that students make as a road map to navigate your own journey. Here are the top errors to avoid:   Take your French to the(…)


Learn French With Emily in Paris: What to Say and What Not to Say

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Emily in Paris is the story about how an American travels to Paris and falls in love with the city. Yet, things are not as perfect as she had imagined, mainly because she does not speak French. Though she was able to survive thanks to her amazing bilingual friends, such as Hannah or Gabriel, chances are(…)


“Inclusive Writing” for Gender-Based Languages

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Jumping off of the last article discussing possible inherent sexism embedded within a language, inclusive writing in terms of gender should really not be the new trend in writing that it seems to be. However, for some of us, it is. With that in mind, how does attempting to writing more inclusively work when you(…)