There are 3 things I want to share with you today that will tremendously help you improve your French:
- French Truly’s last press release from the wonderful Magazine ICI LONDRES
- A French text so you can practice your French reading skills
- A short French video (with subtitles guidelines) so you can practice your French listening skills
1- French Truly featured in ICI LONDRES
French Truly organizes and teaches French Immersion Courses in France and in the US and if you’ve been following our blog, videos, and exciting adventures, you also know that we are launching them in the UK! The first London French Immersion Courses will take place at the Paris-Dauphine University (London branch) conveniently located in central London, on August 3rd & 4th for intermediate speakers, and on August 10th & 11th for beginners.
I say “we” and not “I” because for every French Immersion Course that I create, I surround myself with amazing & creative French people to produce an unforgettable experience for you! In the morning, I teach a French language class and in the afternoon & evening, I introduce you to French entrepreneurs, artists, artisans, creators of London. What an enriching Saturday! On Sunday, French class again in the morning followed by French pastry / cooking class in the afternoon, taught by a fabulous French Londoner chef!
2- Practice your French reading skills
Nadège is the chief editor of ICI LONDRES and I’m pleased to announce will be part of the amazing French people mentioned above you’ll be meeting when you come to the London French Immersion Courses this coming August! The article is written in French so great practice for you! Click here or on the photo below to read the article on the ICI LONDRES site.
Content of the article below, written by Nadège Alezine, chief editor of ICI LONDRES:
“Si 274 millions de personnes à travers le monde parlent français, c’est que la langue de Molière a su garder un certain attrait. C’est sur cette attraction que repose tout le concept de French Truly, qui propose à des anglophones d’apprendre le français à travers un programme d’immersion.
French Truly, c’est un concept né à Seattle et imaginé par une Française amoureuse de sa langue maternelle : Virginie Paradis.
Depuis 2003, Virginie vit et travaille hors de France. Nomade, elle est passée de l’Italie, à la Grande Bretagne pour finir sa course aux États Unis à Seattle. Mariée pendant un temps à un américain, la Française a réalisé son attachement à sa langue natale au cours de ses années d’expatriation, et elle décide d’enseigner le français. Voyant sa nationalité comme un atout, elle décide de partager plus que son amour de la langue mais aussi la culture de son pays natal. C’est ce qu’elle essaye de transmettre avec French Truly qui propose plus que des cours en immersion de la langue française mais aussi une véritable introduction à la culture française.
C’est cette appétence pour la France, sa culture et sa langue que les séjours de Virginie combinent. En juin 2013, elle organise ses premiers ateliers en groupe de neuf adultes. Le matin est réservé aux cours théoriques et l’après-midi à des rencontres dans la langue de Molière avec des expatriés francophones de la région.
« Mes étudiants rencontrent ainsi des Français qui ont une histoire professionnelle intéressante à raconter. Je travaille avec eux le matin sur le vocabulaire qu’on risque d’utiliser l’après-midi, pour faciliter leur compréhension. Tout cela se fait dans une atmosphère ludique, quasi familiale…Les retours de mes élèves sont assez encourageants ! » confie Virginie, qui après s’être essayée à Seattle et Paris, tente à présent de séduire un public londonien.
French Truly à Londres
Ce sont deux week-ends du mois d’août qui sont proposés pour les francophiles voulant améliorer leur apprentissage du français. Le premier week-end (3 et 4 août) est réservé aux élèves ayant un bon niveau de français et le second week-end (10 et 11 août) aux débutants. Parmi les intervenants, on retrouve Amandine Puget de la Maison Puget et Stef le chef pour un atelier cuisine, Emmeline Denis de la Très Zen et Margaux Cras pour le coin beauté et bien être, sans oublier Fanny Malgras créatrice de bijoux et Candice Desmet à la tête d’Act’In. L’équipe d’Ici Londres est aussi de la partie pour présenter le magazine aux étudiants de Virginie, lors des deux week-ends londoniens.”
Et voilà! How much of this article did you understand?
And please don’t feel bad for using the dictionary, it’s all part of the learning process!
3- Practice your French comprehension skills
And now meet the author Nadège, who is one of the French participants you will meet during our French Immersion Courses in London UK. In this short video (in French with French subtitles) she presents herself and her work as the chief editor of ICI LONDRES, a 20 year old amazing magazine written in French about London and addressed to not only the French community of London but to anyone who loves the French language.
How much of this video did you understand? Did you find Nadège easy to understand?
Were the subtitles guidelines helpful?
I’m moving to Paris!
In case you didn’t know, I live in a delightful little French village near the south of France called Pélussin, where I’ve been teaching French Immersion Courses. The last Pélussin course will happen this coming July (only 1 spot left https://www.frenchtruly.com/immersion-france/)
Why the last one?!? Because I’m moving to Paris at the end of the summer! I can’t wait to start organizing my French Immersion Courses in Paris and welcome you there, dans la plus belle ville du monde! What do you think of French Truly’s new banner? Moi j’adoooore!
FRENCH IMMERSION COURSE – WEEK IN FRANCE JULY 2019
Only 1 spot left!
There is only 1 spot left so you can still join me in France this July! Above is a short video that will show you what to expect along with testimonials from all participants!
FRENCH IMMERSION COURSE – WEEKEND IN LONDON AUGUST 2019
Join me in London this August! Above is a short testimonial video by Richard to give you an idea of what to expect!
FRENCH IMMERSION COURSE – WEEKEND IN SEATTLE MARCH 2020
Join me in Seattle in March 2020! Demi attended a French immersion Weekend Course in Seattle this year and she’s sharing her experience with you on this short video!
100% French Experience
What inspired me to create this French Immersion Course? C’est très simple: how best to improve your French conversation skills than by being in France, surrounded with French culture and French people who will ONLY speak French to you? Yet so many times I have heard visitors express their disappointment at not really being given the chance to practice their French. Why? Because more & more French people, especially in big cities, speak English fairly well and are just so excited to practice their new skills with you! This ends up being nice and comfortable for you but not so satisfying or helpful for improving your French speaking ability! So to fix this and make sure you have the most enjoyable, and at the same time profitable, French learning experience, I decided to create the perfect environment for you by organizing this hands-on French Immersion Course.
2019 July 8 to 14: This French Immersion Course is designed for intermediate level students. ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT.
2019 August 3 & 4: This French Immersion Course is designed for intermediate level students.
2019 August 1 & 4:11This French Immersion Course is designed for beginner level students.
2020 March 7 & 8: This French Immersion Course is designed for intermediate level students.
2020 March 14 & 15: This French Immersion Course is designed for beginner level students.
If you’re unsure about your level, contact me to schedule a free Skype call
Daily French Classes & Activities
This is the reason why I have created this 7 DAY FULL FRENCH IMMERSION COURSE for you, filled with daily classes & enriching adventures with French people who will only speak French with you. No English! It’s amazing how much you can learn and retain in such a conducive atmosphere in as little as 7 days. Mornings will be dedicated to French language classes and afternoons will be filled with interesting activities such as: visiting local artists or entrepreneurs workshops, meeting with local wine makers and farmers, guided hike in nature, cooking class, painting class, cinema, & museum… all in French!
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Join French Truly’s online school, either by buying the French online course(s) of your choice or by becoming a monthly member. See more details about the membership at the bottom of this page
Each French online course is packed with video & audio files along with written material, to make it as fun, easy, and user friendly as possible for you! Come and learn French online with me!
In this course, you will find 15 videos (+ 10 bonus ones) to help & accompany you every step of the way through the course + for each word, each sentence, each expression, each conjugated verb, I have created an audio file of my voice, slow and slightly faster speed. Your French language learning experience has never been so easy, fun, and fruitful. You can learn French online and benefit from the flexibility working at your own pace offers, while having me with you the whole time.
Did you know…
You can converse (speak + understand) in French with only 600 WORDS?
The average French person only uses between 300 & 3,000 WORDS?
This means that if you can master a relatively short list of words, you’ll be able to express yourself like the average French person! Plus you’re much more likely to understand the French when they talk back to you!
This course will teach you…
1- How to speak French
2- How to pronounce French
3- How to make French sentences
4- How to conjugate all the most common French verbs
5- How to polish your results
6- How to self evaluate your French
More info HERE
- It should take you about 30 hours to complete this course, which is made up of 10 lessons
- This course is designed for a beginner / intermediate level. If you are intermediate but feel like you could really reinforce your foundations, you will love it.
- You can join whenever, either by buying the course or by becoming a monthly member giving you access to my French online courses from $10 / month. See more details about the membership at the bottom of this page
In this course you will find 11 videos + 150 audio files + 92 pages PDF format to help & accompany you every step of the way throughout the course. In some parts of the videos, my face will appear close up and profile so you can easily see how I make these sounds with my mouth. The 150 audio files are composed of the 100 most popular French words and the 50 most common French phrases. They are recordings of my voice, speaking slowly enough so you can easily grasp every syllable. Your French language learning experience has never been so easy, fun, and fruitful. You can learn French online and benefit from the flexibility working at your own pace offers, while having me with you the whole time.
NB: if you are the proud owner of my previous French online course 600 WORDS, don’t worry, this is not a repeat as we are now exploring 1 letter words and up, whereas in 600 WORDS we began at 4 letter words and up.
Combine knowledge with confidence…
For you to be able to have a pleasant and efficient conversation with a French person, one thing is key… can you guess what it is? Confidence! How well do you think you will communicate in French if you don’t feel confident about your accent? If you are scared that people won’t understand you? Or even worse if you think someone might make fun of you? Without a minimum of confidence there is no room for communication. Yet if you feel confident, you can afford to make a few mistakes here and there because people will still understand you. What prevents a conversation from happening isn’t just a lack of knowledge, it’s also a lack of confidence. You need to have both to make it work, not to mention, to make it fun!
This course will teach you…
1- How to pronounce every letter of the alphabet
2- How to pronounce every digraph & trigraph
3- How to make every French sentence flow
4- How to pronounce the 100 most popular French words
5- How to pronounce the 50 most popular French phrases
6- How to avoid the pronunciation mistakes everyone makes
More info HERE
- It should take you about 20 to 2 hours to complete this course, which is made up of 11 lessons
- This course is designed for a beginner level. If you are intermediate but lack confidence when it comes to talking and feel like you could really benefit from focusing on pronunciation, you will love it.
- You can join whenever, either by buying the course or by becoming a monthly member giving you access to my French online courses from $10 / month. See more details about the membership below
Become a monthly member!
My goal is to transform your French language learning experience. This is why I’ve decided to offer you a new way to learn French online and gain access to the French Truly Online School! Actually, more than 1 new way, you’ll have 3 plans to choose from so come and learn French online with me!
Whichever you pick, FOCUS at $10, HORIZON at $15, or IMMERSION at $99, you will always be free to either upgrade or downgrade, stay or leave.
Not a membership kind of person? Don’t worry! Every course can still be bought separately at the normal price and be yours for ever. Whichever format you choose, your French language learning experience has never been so easy, fun, and fruitful. You can learn French online and benefit from the flexibility working at your own pace offers, while having me with you the whole time.