Comme une Française: Overcome Your Hesitation To Use Your French

It can feel awkward and even embarrassing when you stop in the middle of a French sentence because you’re not sure what to say next! Hesitating is completely normal when you’re speaking in a second language — but with practice, you can learn to speak with less hesitation. In today’s lesson, we’ll learn some sentences and even song lyrics to help you learn to speak real, everyday French with more confidence (and fewer awkward pauses).

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: Freezing in French?

Ever wondered how you can improve your French accent? The truth is, there are many different accents in French, depending on where you are in France or the rest of the world! But most non-native French speakers wish to sound more Parisian when conversing, as that’s what you’re most likely to hear on TV or the radio. In today’s lesson, I’m sharing some of my best tips to help you sound a little more Parisian when you speak French. I’ll touch on the differThere’s nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to freezing in the middle of a French conversation. But that certainly doesn’t stop us from feeling awkward or uncomfortable! Whether you didn’t understand everything, or you’re too caught up thinking about the next thing to do, these pauses are completely natural — but there ARE some things you can do to avoid it and keep the conversation flowing. Let’s learn how, in today’s lesson.ences between different French accents, share some pronunciation pointers, and show you how you can practice at home. Let’s go!

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: French Accent – Speaking French More Naturally

Ever wondered how you can improve your French accent? The truth is, there are many different accents in French, depending on where you are in France or the rest of the world! But most non-native French speakers wish to sound more Parisian when conversing, as that’s what you’re most likely to hear on TV or the radio. In today’s lesson, I’m sharing some of my best tips to help you sound a little more Parisian when you speak French. I’ll touch on the differences between different French accents, share some pronunciation pointers, and show you how you can practice at home. Let’s go!

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: 12 Common French Gestures

In this French lesson, we’ll explore some common French gestures that you may come across in everyday situations in France. By learning and using these common French gestures, you can save yourself from mistakes and awkward situations — and even appear more French, even to the French! Find the free EXTENDED LESSON and ask me questions about this French lesson on the Comme une Française blog. It includes a full written lesson, with all the French expressions, more specific vocabulary you can use, and extra resources.

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: L’imparfait vs. Passe Compose for Spoken French

L’imparfait is the French version of the “past progressive” or “past continuous” tense in English — and it can be tricky to learn! You may be unsure when to use this French “tense” instead of the passé composé, or how to conjugate it. We’re going to explore all of that and more in today’s lesson, all about l’imparfait. Let’s dive in!

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Comme une Française: How to Slow Down Fast-Spoken French

In today’s lesson, we’re going to take a detailed look at the movie trailer for the 2007 film “La Môme” (also called “La Vie en Rose”) — a biopic of the famous French singer Edith Piaf. Exploring French pop culture is a fantastic and fun way to improve your understanding of real, everyday spoken French. Together, we’ll explore the nuances of spoken French in this trailer and pinpoint a few sentences that YOU can use to join French conversations with more confidence.

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine