Access Article here. By Laura K. Lawless French Language Expert Shyness apart, if you feel nervous when speaking French, it’s probably due to a lack of confidence in your skills: you don’t feel you have the grammar, vocabulary, and/or pronunciation needed in order to express yourself. The obvious solution is to improve your French, and […]

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Access Article here. French Pronunciation Guide: How to Sound More Like a Native French Speaker by BENNY LEWIS   When you start learning French, the pronunciation can seem really tricky. This is especially the case as it has a lot of sounds that aren’t found in English. French is different to English. But it’s certainly […]

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It’s All French to Me! It’s All French to Me! (How can I help my child if I don’t speak French?) Adapted from cpf.bc.ca/vannorth/attachments/068_HowCanIHelp.pdf The French Immersion program is designed for children who do not speak French at home, so don’t worry at all if you do not speak French. Here are just a few […]

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Access Article here. By Robert William McCaul 11 February 2016 – 09:11 Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen, and the implications they have for the language classroom.  If you’ve ever doubted whether you’re a good language learner, then bear in mind that you’ve already learned one […]

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Glenn McDonald HUMAN Jul 30, 2016 06:00 AM ET Have you been wanting to pick up a new language? It’s never too late! You might be surprised at how our brains learn second languages. Guten tag, Seekers! Interesting news this week from the linguistics desk. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that, while it’s […]

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Access the article here MARCH 11, 2016 Gray Matter By KATHERINE KINZLER BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as […]

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