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  • Maximizing bilingualism

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    Max, 21 months Just before leaving the house in the morning, my wife says to my two year old son: "Max, on y va, mets tes chaussures". He looks at her earnestly, picks up his shoe and says (...) More

  • Strategies for Learning a Foreign Language

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    With the decision to become an expat, often comes the challenge of learning the new home country’s language. This can be a daunting task, especially for an adult who has never taken classes (...) More

  • Brain Benefits of Being Bilingual

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    If you can speak two or more languages you may be protecting your brain. It seems this gives you more brain reserves thus enabling you create better coping skills when symptoms of memory loss (...) More

  • Learning French through sport

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    Not speaking French has not been as daunting and problematic as I thought it would be, when we first moved to France nearly 3 years ago. Perhaps because my wife was French and my 6 year old son (...) More

  • Are you wearing your language learning jacket?

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    Recently I saw a friend in town as I was walking down rue de la République. She was talking on her cell phone as I walked over in her direction. I didn’t want to bother her, so I stood back and (...) More

  • 10 must-know French phrases

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    Before moving to France, you really should learn these 10 phrases. It will make the transition easier and possibly reduce the number of times you bang your head against the wall in frustration. (...) More


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