Here are a few of my favorite articles, in no particular order.
Great French Slang & Expressions
This two part series shares words and expressions you’ll encounter in France that are oftentimes omitted in a French class (unless your teacher is really cool)!
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH PRONUNCIATION
In this article we look at the differences between pronouncing French and English and HOW one could diminish a noticeable foreign accent. This FrenchCrazy article is long and includes a linguistic point of view.
10 THINGS AMERICANS WON’T UNDERSTAND IN FRANCE
A somewhat humorous article talking about the culture shock you may experience when living abroad in France.
TOP 100 FRENCH SONGS
Listening to French music is very beneficial to improving your French. But one problem learners have is finding a list of these French songs. When this article was released, it was one of the longest compiled list of French music online.
French Educational System
I taught English in a French high school. Surprisingly not many people know about the school system in France. So today I’m going to explain the French educational system and how it compares.
HOW TO ACT LIKE A PARISIAN IN PARIS
A fun article looking at how to not be taken for a tourist when in the French capital. Here’s how to blend in and do a few things with a Parisian demeanor.
HOW TO CHEAPLY TRAVEL IN FRANCE
Traveling to France for Americans, Canadians or Australians can be costly. Here are some tips from FrenchCrazy to save money while traveling in France.
DuoLingo is a great online resource for you to practice your French for FREE. This article looks at the pros and cons of DuoLingo and how we ate FrenchCrazy use DuoLingo.
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN FRENCH CLASS
After taking French courses in high school, college, and abroad, I talk about some strategies needed to succeed in French class and get the most out of your classes.
HOW TO REMEMBER VOCABULARY BETTER
A scientific analysis on how memory works in the human brain and how you can improve the retention of those French vocabulary words.
WHAT TO TALK ABOUT AS A BEGINNER
It’s hard to get conversations going when you have limited vocabulary. This article gives tips on how to overcome this obstacle.
HOW MANY WORDS TO BE FLUENT IN FRENCH?
Some people think fluency involves knowing a ton of vocabulary words. Here, I set the record straight.
ENGLISH WORDS USED IN FRENCH
French and English are much closer than you realize. Here we’ll look at a few of the words that French and English share with one another!
DO THE FRENCH THINK THAT FRENCH IS HARD?
Some foreigners think that learning French is hard. Maybe. But what do French people think about the difficulty of their own language?
FRENCH WEBSITES I USE EVERYDAY
The web is a vast place! You might not know where to start looking for things to read in French. Here I share a few French websites I enjoy reading.