Frenchify Your Friday – Number 16


Learning to speak French? Try French immersion

I’m about to start French language lessons again and I’m really quite excited about that fact. I love the actual process of trying to learn a second language.

But, I have to tell you, I’m surprised – and perhaps a little disappointed – at how much I’ve forgotten since our time at the French immersion language school Coeur de France, which you will find in the gorgeous village of Sancerre.

So this week’s Frenchify Your Friday is inspired by Valérie, our incredibly patient professeur at Coeur de France whose mantra was ‘pratique, pratique, pratique’.

Yes, this week I’m suggesting that we take some time – even if it’s just a few minutes –  to practice our French language skills. Listen to a recording. Read a textbook. Practice with a friend. Even attend a class if you can.

Just do something to embed your French language skills.

I promise you won’t regret it – especially if you are required to sit an oral French exam as part of your enrollment!!

Wishing everyone a fabulous Friday.

Until next time – au revoir.


About Janelle

I believe that everyone can bring French elegance and inspiration to their life, no matter where they happen to live in the world. They only need to learn a secret or two to be on their way. When you join the Distant Francophile community, you’ll have access to the secrets that allow you to bring the best of the French lifestyle into your everyday life. I’m talking about things like style advice, recipes and book reviews. And you’ll also receive regular doses of French inspiration, as well as travel and packing tips galore.

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