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Villages to visit within 30 minutes of the school

VILLAGES TO VISIT WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL

Hiking while speaking French, at Roanne

In addition to learning the French language, our goal at school is to help you discover the French way of life and to immerse you in it. Visiting and discovering the countryside and villages of a region is a good way to put into practice what you have learned in class and to meet people.

Want to explore more of the region? Here are the must-see villages within a 30-minute drive of the school!

Ambierle : 17km from the Ecole des Trois Ponts, the village of Ambierle is famous for its Benedictine Abbey which dates from the Middle Ages. The Prioral church of Ambierle is worth a visit with its magnificent stained glass windows in perfect condition and its architecture from different periods.

The village of Ambierle, from the top of its 400m of altitude, is labeled “Villages Caractères en Loire” and is recognized for its vineyards and its Michelin starred restaurant : Le Prieuré. Many events are organized in the village, summer markets (July-August), a comic book festival (September) and also the Printemps du Vin (May) which brings together independent winegrowers from the Roannais.

For history buffs, the Alice Taverne museum offers a journey into the past and illustrates life in the countryside, the daily life of our ancestors.

Charlieu : 22km from the school, located in the Sornin valley, Charlieu is a city not to be missed! Its medieval center, its craftsmen’s stores and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, its andouille (typical food of Charlieu), its abbey and its half-timbered buildings make it a tourist attraction in the region.

The Abbey of Charlieu, which gave its name to the village and which was founded in 832, is famous for its architecture: its sculpted tympanums, its typical yellow stones, and its ruins which are vestiges of a past time.

In terms of culture, Charlieu has two museums in its center: the silk museum where you can admire perfectly preserved fabric looms and the hospital museum and its remarkable apothecary. Both are now housed in the former Hôtel Dieu of the city.

Saint-Jean Saint-Maurice : Labeled ” Village of character in Roannais “, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice overhangs the Loire and offers remarkable viewpoints. The village, a major tourist site, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. At the bend of its streets, you can discover its sundial of the XVIth century, its oldest house with lily flower, its medieval physiognomy and its keep which dominates the Loire.

Several craftsmen are installed in the village and receive you in their workshop-boutique: potter, sculpture, weaving, painting, jewelry… La Cure, a center for arts and crafts nestled in the center of the village, serves as an information center and a store selling local products.

Villerest : Villerest, 10km from the school, is known in the Roannais region for its dam and its lake, very popular in the summer for those who are looking for a bit of coolness and are thirsty for swimming. It is also a medieval village with its town, its ramparts, its old half-timbered houses and its 13th century chapel classified as a historical monument. The Museum of Time and Fire presents the history of the production of fire but also various collections of objects and lighters and collections on the theme of clock-making.

In terms of activities, many hikes are possible around the village and the lake, not to mention all the aquatic activities in the summer (canoeing, fishing, pedal boats, swimming…).

Le Crozet: This medieval village was classified as a “Village de Caractère en Loire” and “Village du Verre” in 2011. You can admire houses from the XIIIth, XVth and XVIth centuries which testify of a rich past. A village that plunges its visitors into the past and offers a moment out of time. Indeed, the place has managed to preserve its soul and escape the tumult of modern life.

The museum of Arts and Popular Traditions, installed in a 16th century building, is the only house in the village open to the public.

Le Crozet is undoubtedly a small town that has a lot to offer to its visitors! Fortification, timber-framed house, vestiges and a 12 meters high dungeon which allows to observe the neighboring villages and the countryside of Roanne.

Saint-Haon-le-Châtel : Perched on a rocky outcrop, this village can be discovered like an open-air museum from which walkers can enjoy a view of the Madelaine mountains. Ramparts, towers, half-timbered houses, manor houses… So many buildings with different architectures that tell the story of the village.

At the bend in the streets, visitors can discover local craftsmen (jewelry, puppets, sculpture) and enjoy a café terrace with original decoration to rest.

The Rhône-Alpes region and the Roanne coast have a lot to offer you! Whether it is during your weekend, if you stay at least two weeks at the Ecole des Trois Ponts, or during the Wednesday excursions, don’t hesitate to go to one of these emblematic villages of the area. You won’t be disappointed!

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Francophonie in the world

Francophonie in the world

Francophonie in the world

Francophonie, a strong increase

According to a report by the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) « French Language in the World, 2014 », French is spoken by 274 million practitioners, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world.  For 212 million people, French is spoken daily (the language spoken in the home, at school, in the public sector and in the media). The remaining 63 million people are considered to use French as a « foreign language ».

 At the time of the last analysis in 2010, the report counted a total of 220 million French speakers, which corresponds to an increase of more than 20% in 4 years, a rise that speaks to the strong state of the French language, but which can also be attributed in large part to a dynamic African demographic. In fact, it is sub-Saharan Africa which has seen the greatest advancement. (Certain countries have experienced an increase of 30%.)

http://www.newswire.ca/fr/news-releases/le-francais-en-nette-progression-a-lechelle-mondiale-516328111.html

Francophonie, economic arm

In 2012, the Ferdi Foundation mentioned in its study, « The Economic Weight of French Language in the World », the economic potential created by sharing the same language:  « On average, during the period 1995-2006, the commercial flow between two countries in the Francophone space (33 countries, Editor’s note) is 22% more significant than between a pair of countries with similar characteristics (….) but who do not share a Francophone platform ».

Challenges and perspectives

If Francophonie is in strong health, it must however address a certain number of challenges to assure its future.  The first resides in the quality of teaching, the school setting continuing to be the principal vehicle for learning French.  Because if French advances, there will be competition from other languages.

The International Organization of Francophonie is sounding the alarm on the decline of French at the heart of some international institutions where it shares the designation of official language along with English; for example, the Olympic Games.  French must equally battle against Anglicismes.  Actually, French has always borrowed from other languages, and in particular English, but the tendency has seemed to intensify these past few years.   The OIF reminds us that, just as they belong to the society at large, they are also the leaders of the battle against the Anglicisation of our language, and are called to promote varieties of French, such as Belgian, Swiss or Quebecois.

Madagascar, Host of the 16th Francophonie Summit in 2016

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Heads of state and the Francophone governing body gathered in Dakar decided to entrust to Madagascar the planning and organization for the next Francophonie Summit.  For the first time, the « Grand Ile » is going to welcome the Francophonie Summit in November of this year.  The 2016 Summit will be the second organized in the Indian Ocean region, following the one in Grand Baie, Maurice (Mauritius) in 1993.  The 16th Summit will be held in Antananarivo on November 19 and 20, 2016 around the theme:  «shared growth and responsible development:  the conditions of world stability and the Francophone space».

To illustrate this theme, the organizing committee chose for the logo of the Summit, a symbol representing the traveler’s tree, « Ravinala » in the Madagascan language, which contains in its leaves, thirst-quenching water.

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The difference between “Classroom French” and “Real Life French”

The difference between “Classroom French” and “Real Life French”

The difference between

This is one of the great mystery of french language learning (or any language learning!). How come there is such a huge gap between what Mrs Harrison the French language teacher in High School, who was supposed to be fluent, taught me and what I first experienced in real life in France?

Two conclusions: or what your teacher taught you was outdated and not connected to reality, or maybe reality is just wrong.

Well, let’s assume that even if reality is not as we wish it was, we have no choice but dealing with it.

Fiction versus Reality

And what is the reality? It is landing at Charles-De-Gaulle airport, waiting in line to have your passport checked by a custom officer and even though you learned french for many years, not even being able to understand exactly what he tells you.

Sure, you guess what he wants: your passport.

But will your entire French-speaking experience will be a matter of guessing instead of understanding?

The problem is obvious. When you were learning French in a classroom, your main goal was to make sure you would get a good grade for your exam. And not only it was your goal, it was also your teacher’s!

Now, when you stay in our French immersion school, your target is being able to communicate with native speakers of the language, not getting at least a B+.

The solution: total immersion in a French environment

Your next step in this process of making French language your own is by speaking it and being in situations that will leave you no choice than opening your ears to integrate the french words, grammar, not just through books, but by being immersed in a French language class and environment.

Don’t feel like all those years learning french in a classroom has been a total waste of time. Not at all. It certainly serve as some kind of basis on which you will be able to build a more authentic french, that is more related to the vocabulary, the expressions, and the accents you will encounter while in France, reading French or watching a French movie. Don’t hesitate to contact us and discover more abour our offers.

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Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

Preparing for your language stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts

We would like to offer some advice that, we hope, will address some subjects that you may want to consider, as well as some specific answers to questions that you might have for us.

1. Study your motivations

There are multiples reasons that you might have for taking a language class:
Professional – in order to attain new skills for your job or to advance to a new employment opportunity.
Personal – simply for pleasure and the desire to discover life “à la française”.

You might also need a stimulating break during the course of your studies.
In short, many reasons can motivate you to take a language-learning stay.  But whatever the reasons, know that the principal driver of learning a language and therefore your best ally, is your own motivation!

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.”  Benjamin Franklin

 2. When should I come?

It doesn’t matter what time of the year or at what stage you find yourself in life.
There isn’t a moment that is more opportune than another to leave on your linguistic voyage.  We’ve noticed that we have more Francophiles in our french immersion school in the spring and in the fall.  Our stays begin on Sundays (arrival after 4:00 pm so you can settle in) and end on Saturday (departure before 11:00 am).  Classes begin on Monday morning.

3. How to choose the duration of your stay

The longer your stay, the more your French level will improve.  But whatever the length of your stay, you will leave with a solid base thanks to the total immersion method.  For those who don’t live very far away, two short stays in a year are more beneficial than a visit that lasts longer.  It depends naturally on your personal learning style.

After 1 week :  you will begin to adapt to the rhythm of the classes, to engage in more active listening and to share more with fellow students.

After 2 weeks:  we broaden the exchanges on more specific subjects, your knowledge will continue to deepen.  You will progressively integrate yourself into another culture.

After 3 weeks:  in all circumstances, you will profit greatly from the progress you have experienced in class.

A stay at the Ecole des Trois Ponts can be extended to a maximum of 4 weeks.  Perhaps you will choose to extend your stay by discovering the beauty of our region or you may want to travel to other areas in France.  This allows you put into practice all your newfound linguistic skills and see how much you have progressed.

4. What type of stay should I choose?

Do you simply want to do language study? Would you rather combine learning French with cooking classes, pastry classes or with walking excursions in the surrounding countryside?  According to your tastes and interests, we can suggest a program that will be best suited for your needs. In all cases at the Ecole des Trois Ponts, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture with the discovery of the art of dining at a French table.  In fact, each evening at dinner our chef will suggest various wines.  He will also explain all you’ve dreamed of knowing about different French cheeses and their production.

5. Selecting a good class

According to your wishes and objectives, you can choose a group class (maximum 6 participants) or take an individual class. With our program Intensive French, you are able to combine the two.  But first, it’s necessary to determine your proficiency level.  An exam is available on our website that you can take at your convenience before your arrival. Once your proficiency level has been evaluated, we can help you choose the class which would best correspond to your skill level. In order to achieve a homogenous mix, we study the levels of the other participants and pair you with like individuals (should you decide on a group class).
The Monday morning before your first class, an individual oral test is given to confirm your initial proficiency level because there can be a large gap between written and spoken French.  Success in a language school course comes from the consistency of the program chosen. In this regard, our advice on which class may be best suited for you, may be of great value. (But, don’t forget that your personal motivation is extremely important!)

6. Study available options

Whatever the program chosen, during a week here at the Ecole, you will have some free time, typically on Wednesday afternoons.  Also, to combine “business with pleasure” we offer some less studious activities outside of and near to the Ecole.  These options aren’t available online and no pre-reservations are necessary.  You can decide once here at the beginning of the week if anything appeals to you.  Our team will be delighted to give you relevant information on the day of your arrival.

We are also at your disposal if you need some advice on visiting the surrounding countryside and nearby medieval villages, special sites, chateaux and museums.  Our region has a rich and varied history as well as scenic valleys, woodlands, and vineyards with scenic vistas over the Loire River.  During your free time and especially if you stay for several weeks and are looking for activities for the weekends, you can rent a car, a bicycle, take a small barge cruise on the canal that runs between Roanne and Digoin…..or go all out and take the train to Chambery to see the Alps or further south to Avignon, the town of the Popes. Please don’t hesitate to let us know your trip ideas, and we will help you to make them a reality.

7. Frequently asked questions

Pre-requisites are not necessary for a linguistic stay.  You don’t need to know the language, you are going to learn it during your visit.  You simply need to come to the school at your current level of proficiency and we will adapt accordingly.  We have some special weeks dedicated for complete beginners, allowing you to integrate into a group where you will feel at ease.  The classes are very engaging with a lot of sharing and interactive games to make the lessons accessible and enjoyable.

There isn’t a specific age for learning a language. The age of our participants varies from 3 years to 94 years! For the youngest students under the age of 12, we suggest lessons of 2 hours maximum per morning.  For students aged 12 to 17, we highly recommend a private class. We look at the particular needs of each child, adjusting the course program to closely serve their specific needs.

Families are welcome at the Ecole des Trois Ponts.  (To respect the experience of everyone, we limit the number of families to two.) Children accompanying their parents can come to the Ecole des Trois Ponts whether they choose to take the language classes or not.  In order that the visit works well for everyone, we ask that good simple rules of conduct are respected.  We also can arrange a baby-sitting service if we have several weeks advance notice before your arrival.  Parents can adapt their class program in response to each family’s situation.  We will take your family’s plans into account so that each member can be well placed during the stay.  Nearby, there are various activities, like an equestrian center, an indoor pool, a cinema.

8.  Practical questions

  • Pack a universal adapter in your luggage in order to use your electric devices.  We can also lend some to you.
  • A pocket dictionary can be useful, especially during exchanges with shopkeepers when you travel into town.
  • We have at your disposal some dictionaries and materials for the classes (pencils, notebooks…).
  • On your arrival, we will give you the code so you can connect to our Wifi network.
  • For those who choose French and Countryside Walks, good walking shoes are indispensable. Some walking sticks are available at the school.
  • For the other classes, such as pastry or cooking, you won’t need to bring any special equipment.
  • To enroll, nothing could be easier!  Send us your enrollment document by filling in our Application Form

For all other questions, please don’t hesitate to telephone us at +33 477715300 or send us an e-mail at 3ponts2@wanadoo.fr

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Why half of the letters in a French word are never pronounced ?

Why half of the letters in a French word are never pronounced ?

Why half of the letters in a French word are never pronounced ?

Do you remember those first French courses you had ? Unlike many languages, the way to read French is not straightforward. You see the letters, you can clearly read them, but it sounds nothing like the way it should. And you accent has nothing to do with it.

Let’s try to understand why by solving this mystery, and how coming in our French immersion school will help you.

So you started learning some French, and you start to realize the gap between the way it is written and the way it is pronounced.

“Les maisons des beaux-fils et belles-filles auxquels nous sommes très liés sont dans les hameaux. “

Well, if you read all the letters, it would phonetically sound more or less like:

“Les maysons dez boks fil ett bellez filez, oaxkwels nows somez trayz liyez sonte da’nz lez ‘hameeahooks”

But for some reason, when it is read by French people it sounds like all the end letters are drop half the letters, especially the last ones. The plural is almost never pronounced, but not only. The word “et” (and), is just a sound “é”, and nothing more.

The plural of être “sont”, never get the letter “t” pronounced… ever.

And how come all those times the sound “o” is written with “au” or “eau”.

Couldn’t they have made much easier? Why is that?

To understand more of this mystery, we can make a little comparison with another language: Italian.

When French and Italian started to be put in there written form, a question rose among scholars that had the difficult task to transfer pure oral language to a combination of letters.

Two solutions were available: going according to the pronunciation. What you hear is what you write.

If you look at Italian and our example of the word “and”, it is pronounced “é”, and it is written the same way.

But French chose the other solution: going according to the etymology. In the case of the word “and”, the world “et” but pronounced “é” comes from the latin… “et”.

All those letters are marks of the past and history of the French language.

It doesn’t mean that French never evolves. One example with the world château (castle). The “circonflexe” accent on the “â” is there to show the evolution of this word. In old French, this world used to be spelled with an “s” between the “a” and “t”, but this “s” was not pronounced. Over time, the letter “s” was dropped, but it was not forgotten and replaced by the accent on the “â”.

This little explanation may not solve your reading issues, but at least you will know why.

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What you need to focus on when learning a new language

What you need to focus on when learning a new language

What you need to focus on when learning a new language

Hello lovers of France and French and new learners of the language of Molière! Today, we present you what you need to focus on when learning a new language.

Pour chaque langue que l’on parle, on vit une nouvelle vie. Celui qui ne connaît qu’une seule langue ne vit qu’une seule fois” – proverbe tchèque

Yes, learning a new language leads to opening up to a new culture. In addition, it is an excellent way to boost your memory and help your mental health.

 Your motivation

Whatever your aim, take time to list each of your motivations to practice this new language in our French immersion school. When it is clear enough, you will involve yourself fully in your new activity and it will make the difference.

The time factor

Learning a new language requires perseverance and time. Often, lack of time is given as the first barrier for language learning. To speak the truth, it is a false excuse! It is really about priorities. Each week, organize a moment in your agenda specifically dedicated to your new activity: minimum 3 times a week of short sessions from 30 minutes to an hour. Take also advantage of all your time: listen to French while waiting for an appointment, on public transport or while driving. Let it be part of your daily routine.

Your pleasure

Finding time for a new activity is often easier when it gives you pleasure. The more relaxed you’ll be in the process of learning, the more benefits you’ll get from your work. Choose activities linked to your personal interests and set feasible goals. Also, step back on your errors: to learn how to walk, it is necessary to learn how to fall! Your errors will teach you a lot and will help you to make progress in your practice. Be indulgent with yourself! Try to use your new linguistic skills as soon as possible so you’ll take pleasure in sharing them.

And, why not plan a full immersion stay?

Choose an adapted course fitted to meet your special needs and requirements. Find a school where services and teaching are personalized and which provides well-being and caring.

We wish you good luck!

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The Eiffel Tower, history and gastronomy

The Eiffel Tower, history and gastronomy

The Eiffel Tower, history and gastronomy

If you ask anyone on this planet the name of the most famous monument in the world, they will certainly give you one answer : The Eiffel Tower. For anyone taking French courses in a french immersion school, this is a must to visit !

The very symbol of France and Paris has a History that finds its roots in… the United States! For the International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, American engineers thought of building a 300 meters tower. Their project was pretty different from the Eiffel Tower we know. The project ended up not being made, but it gave ideas to others, including the Eiffel company that specialized in iron structures, thus giving its name to the tower.

Two engineers can be called the fathers of the Eiffel Tower : Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier.

Gustave Eiffel’s part in the project was to make it known to French political leaders and get their approval to have the tower built for the 1889 International Exhibition in Paris. This event was important as it was the centennial of the French Revolution, and France wanted to make this event more remarquable than ever.

It took two years, instead of the one that was initially planned, from 1887 to 1889 to raise the structure and give Paris this now inevitable landmark.

If today Paris wouldn’t Paris without the Tower, not everyone was initially pleased with the idea of the 300 meters structure.

Eiffel Tower is definitely a place to visit while a journey in France and a course in a french immersion school.

Many artists, like Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas or Charles Gounod opposed the project. Guy de Maupassant, who despised it, had lunch on the first floor’s tower’s restaurant as it was the only location in Paris where he could eat without seeing the Eiffel Tower.

Stil today, you can have lunch or dinner in the monument. Two restaurants are located inside the structure. On the first floor, you will find the “58 Tour Eiffel” (58 referring to the number of meters above the ground the restaurant is), and on the second floor, a gastronomic restaurant called “Le Jules Verne”, that holds one star on the famous “Guide Michelin” that is now run by world famous chef, Frédéric Anton, who took the succession from Alain Ducasse. If you want to learn more about French History, check it out at our last French History Course.

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The most efficient way to learn French fast

The most efficient way to learn French fast

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.

The idea is to learn French fast

Is it even possible ? The answer is Yes.

If immersion is a key element to learn French fast it is not enough. Being emerged in a French environment will help you increase your vocabulary, will let you speak with more self confidence, and by making mistakes that you have never the occasion to do otherwise, you will improve the way you express yourself in French drastically. Once this is done, you will have to keep working after the days you spent in a French course in France.

Reading in French, listening to French news, TV Shows on the internet, are the perfect way to extend the impact of the French language holidays.

To learn French fast, you must be able to get gratifications from your improvements. A nice and easy way to do it, is by reading children’s books in French. The vocabulary is easier and still very interesting and rich. You can even select the French version of English children’s books, so you are sure to understand the context. Those intellectual gratifications makes the learning process go faster.

Absorbing French is all about your state of mind

Learning French fast is all about being a sponge absorbing informations. Never think you are too old for this. Adult French courses are designed to be accessible by anyone. Just by thinking that you might be too old, you are building up psychological walls. Adults have the same learning capabilities as anyone… you just need to invest time in it.

And this is maybe the paradox. If you want to learn French fast, it is possible. You just need to give time to it. If you want to know more about L’École des Trois Ponts and how you can immerse in the French language, contact us to know all about our French immersion school.

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When Lyon was called Lugdunum

When Lyon was called Lugdunum

When Lyon was called Lugdunum

Just heading south east from Roanne, where you just had your French courses in France, you will not be able to miss the country’s third city by its population : Lyon.

The city is known mainly for its gastronomy and the number of chefs it provided to French cuisine.

But the history of Lyon is deeply rooted in France’s one. During the time of the Roman empire, ot was called Lugdunum, which means the hill or the fortress of the god Lugus, who was a Gaullish deity, widely recognized as the local equivalent of the Roman god Mercury. The city’s strategic importance, at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, made it so prevalent that it became the capital city of the roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis, a region that went from Lyon up to the north of what is now modern France… thus including Paris!

Yes, the French capital of French cooking was once the actual capital of what is now most of France, the Capital of the Gauls. Claudius and Caracalla, two roman emperors, were even born in Ludgunum.

To understand its position, Lugdunum is linked to the conquest of Gaul by the Roman Empire. Thus, eight years after the Battle of Alesia in 52 BC, that symbolizes the defeat of the gaulish tribes united by their leader Vercingetorix, that saw the victory of the Roman legions, the colony was founded under the Roman senate order.

The governor of Gaul Lucius Munatius Plancus was in charge of that task, thus explaining the original and full name of the city Colonia Copia Felix Munatia Lugudunum. Oh! You may have noticed that in this version of the same, it is not Lugdunum, but LugUdunum with an extra “U”. Both versions are correct even if the first is the one most commonly known.

The location of the city made it a strategic point to prevent invasions from the North and the East and block the road leading to the Italian peninsula.

During the first two centuries of Lugdunum, its population reached around 100,000 thousands people. If you want to learn more about French History, you can ask for informations about our French immersion school from now.

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Learning French easily: the difficulties and how to overcome them

Learning French easily: the difficulties and how to overcome them

Where to learn French? At l'Ecole des 3 Ponts

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 immersion school.

The French language, hard to learn, rewarding to speak

But how hard and difficult this language is. How frustrating it can be to make for the thousandth time the same mistake. Once again, hesitating between “le” or “la”, “un” or “une”, and never remembering what the “subjonctif” is used for.

That time when you saw that little French child speaking French so easily. You know it is his mother tongue, but still, how does he remember when a word is masculine or feminine ? Do the French possess an extra gene in there DNA that allows them to guess it naturally ?

The answer is no.

The only way to make French language easier to learn is to integrate it as a part of your daily life. French immersion schools in France will let you have a taste of how easy French can be once you have to use it.

Helping you learning French, the easier way

You will be surprised how words will come up to your mind once you have no choice. The tenses, the gender of each words will come to you as long as you keep speaking and reading.

Reading in French is essential to be able to get vocabulary, and once you’ve seen the word “voiture” written for the hundredth time with “la” in front, you will then know it is definitely a feminine word.

The French language school in France is the best way to start this project, to give it the first kick you need.

If you want to know more about L’École des Trois Ponts and how you can immerse in the French language, here is your first step.

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