Paul À Quebec: An Authentic French immersion experience

Reading Michel Rabagliati’s graphic novel, Paul à Quebec, feels like a real immersion. The opening scene takes place on a highway in Quebec with Paul’s French-Canadian family. And for someone who’s never been there before, there’s so much to take in: the peculiar road signs written in French, weird tourist traps like parks with fake […]

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Why you should learn French on Netflix

You are never going to learn to speak French (or any language for that matter) if you treat is as a chore.  Continuous vocab drills and grammar exercises do nothing but eat away at your soul. Take time to unwind and prendre soin de soi. Grab a verre, kick your feet back and enjoy your […]

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How Pimsleur Helped Me Learn Dari and French

In 2017, I was sent to Afghanistan to work as an advisor to an Afghan police unit. During my first few weeks in country, I couldn’t help but feel flustered. Trapped by my inability to communicate, and suffocated by the intense sweltering heat of the unrelenting desert sun, I desperately wanted to get my point […]

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