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Language Challenges

Language Challenge #5 – Thoughts

Salut ! Welcome back to the end of another fun week of a language challenge. This week’s challenge was quite a straightforward one so instead of reeling off 15 new terms to do with film & TV I wanted to share with you 3 things I found out from the challenge. When you’re learning a […]

Language Challenge #5 – Describing Film & TV in French

Talking Film & TV in French A day late this week so I’m going to have to work double time! Due to the great success of the first language challenge, I’ve decided to do another which is basically a remember-as-many-new-words-as-possible-in-a-week-challenge. This time around, rather than new verbs, I want to be able to better talk about […]

Language Challenge #4 – Toujours Confused?

At the beginning of the week I had the objective of looking further into the uses of toujours and encore. Two French words that can mean 10 different things in English. Confusing, huh? Read the first post on these theme here. Primarily I wanted to become more comfortable with encore because since being in France I’ve been afraid to […]

Language Challenge #4 – Toujours vs Encore

Toujours vs Encore – An investigation! This one has frustrated me for a long time: toujours vs encore. Upon my arrival in France 18 months ago, a very nervous speaker of French, I was ready to use encore to mean still and found that for most of the occasions where I’d need to say still I […]

Language Challenge #3 – y Pronoun Findings

The y pronoun So another week has flown by and that means another week of focused French learning! This week I was working specifically on the French adverbial y pronoun; tiny but powerful. If you haven’t already, go ahead and watch this week’s video at the top of the page. What I knew already I already knew […]

Language Challenge #3 – The y Pronoun

Y Pronoun This week I want to go back to French grammar and focus on an area defined by just one letter: y. When learning French I was introduced to both the en and y pronouns at the same time. I feel pretty confident with en now, but apart from using the y pronoun to refer to a place […]

Language Challenge #2 – Thoughts

So this week’s language challenge was a little bit different. I really want to improve my listening as it’s still my weakest of the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It’s the most frustrating because much of your improvement is down to time. It will come but it’s less in your control than the […]

Language Challenge #2 – Analysis of A French Song

Language Challenge #2 With plenty to be happy about after my first Language Challenge I want to try something different for Language Challenge #2 this week. I foresee it helping me in 3 main ways: Listening skills. Make me finally commit to regularly listening to French content. Introduce me or reintroduce me to common expressions. This week’s goal […]

Language Challenge #1 – Thoughts

So it’s the end of week 1 and the first Language Challenge. Hopefully you know why you’re here but if not here’s a link to last week’s goal-setting post. As promised there’s a video of me. Just look at the top of this post. What have I learned? 15 new verbs. There’s no 2 ways about […]

Language Challenge #1 – Movement Verbs

Language Challenge #1 So it’s time for my very first public language challenge. If you don’t know what I’m on about, take a look at yesterday’s post on regular language challenges first. My first language challenge is to learn more verbs to do with physical movement and activity. I’ve needed to talk about these things recently and […]

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