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Learning French easily: the difficulties and how to overcome them

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There are so many reasons to learn French. The first one is very simple: the beauty of the language, the way it sounds. The French simply need to say a few words to turn any simple and casual phrase into poetry to any foreign hear. French literature is also another excellent reason why anyone would like to learn the French language. Being able to read Victor Hugo, Emile Zola or Marcel Proust in their original version would be a total thrill. Another art in which the French have excelled is cinema. So many fantastic French movies that would be even better without the need to read the subtitles in English.


Just one of those reasons would be good enough to push anyone into a French language school in France.

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Learning French language and cooking in France

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As a major part of the French language learning process, the daily use of new vocabulary or grammar is important.

Thus, we have implemented, as a part of our curriculum, a French cooking school inside our institution in the Villa Beaulieu.

In the heart of French cooking

As we are settled in one of the most iconic region of France for gastronomy, it was impossible not to include cooking lessons in French as a part of the French immersion experience. Riorges, near Roanne, where our school is based, is about an hour away from Lyon, considered by the French themselves as the heart of French culinary art.

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Where to learn French in France ?

learn french in france

As a major part of the French language learning process, the daily use of new vocabulary or grammar is important.

Thus, we have implemented, as a part of our curriculum, a French cooking school inside our institution in the Villa Beaulieu.

In the heart of French cooking

As we are settled in one of the most iconic region of France for gastronomy, it was impossible not to include cooking lessons in French as a part of the French immersion experience. Riorges, near Roanne, where our school is based, is about an hour away from Lyon, considered by the French themselves as the heart of French culinary art.

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The most efficient way to learn French fast

learn french No time to waste: the most efficient way to learn French fast

The learning process is often see, and rightfully so, as time consuming. Some domains are particularly concerned by this issue. Learning a language is one of them.

And when it comes to languages, some of them are easier to master, speak and writer than others. Difficulties can come from the writing system, alphabet or ideograms, the correlation between the sound of the word and how it is written, the grammar, if words have cases, or if verbs have tenses, and how many exist. All those parameter that are a part of the identity of a language also build up its level of difficulties.

French can be classified as one of those language that have the reputation to take time to be relatively fluent in.

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How to make your dream come true: speaking French fluently

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Having a conversation in France can be quite disturbing the first time.

You went through the process of learning French at school, you have been able to master some vocabulary that should allow you to have a correct level of communication. Your understanding of the way verb tenses is not excellent but quite good enough to make sure people will understand you. 

Understanding French people speaking: a challenge

Now you feel you have the tools to have a conversation with a group of French people.

You came to meet them with a certain level of confidence, and at the very moment they opened their mouth, you understood that you won’t be able to follow the conversation.

The speed, the vocabulary, even some accents you never heard of, all of that combined dragged you into despair.

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French Cooking Courses

Looking for the best French language Holidays ? Spice it up with some cooking

You finally made up you mind. After postponing this little dream of yours for so long, it is finally time to fulfill it. The best holidays ever are what you have been looking for an eternity.

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Why adult French courses are the best options to learn French in France ?

So many French language courses in France and all you need is to get the one that will fit your needs. Adult French courses have the specificity to allow people with the same interest to get together and focus on one goal : improving their level in French and getting the most out of their French language lessons in France.

Being surrounded by the wrong crowd

In many cases, adult students willing to learn French in France are disappointed by their experience, not necessarily because of the courses themselves, but essentially because they realise that other students are not attending French courses for the same reason as they do.

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Come and live the experience of taking a walk along the Loire river

Walk along the Loire river

There are so many different ways leading to the French language. Classic French lessons of course, French language immersion, adult courses in France, French cooking school.

From French language classroom to French landscapes

When you stay in one of the most fascinating country, with some of the richest and profound history, and breathtaking landscapes, staying inside is just not an option.

The region around Riorges and Roanne is home to some of the best walks you can find. An hour away from Lyon, we are located next to the bank of the Loire river, which is the longest stream of water in France.

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5 tips to choose a French course in France

5 tips to choose a French course in France

You’ve tried to learn French from books, at school, with private teachers or at evening French courses for adults, but never in a completely French environment.

Once you are out of the classroom, you don’t need to speak French anymore so you don’t use what you’ve learned and this is the problem. Nobody forces you and the situation you are in does not require you to speak French. Taking a complete French immersion course is the ideal solution. To get a real taste of what French is all about, nothing is better than attending French courses in France.

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5 tips to learn French

5 tips to learn French

The French are serious about two things : their food and their language. When it comes to one of these two aspects of french culture, things can start to become intimidating when you want to learn the French language.

There aren't many countries that have an institution, founded in 1634 and dedicated to its language, like “L’Académie Française”. Its members are made up of famous contemporary French writers. The “Académie” publishes its very own dictionary and only eight editions have been published in the last 400 years. They take their time to examine every aspect of a word that is included. The present edition has been worked on since the 1980’s and is not yet finished !

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