Tips to learn French

  • 09/09/2022

    How good is my French?

    How can you obtain an accurate assessment of your French level? Anyone who is learning a foreign language needs to have some idea of the level they are starting at. It’s also important to know what level you have reached by the end of the course.

  • 31/08/2022

    Everything you need to know about the DELF exam

    Many people take French lessons for fun. But for professional purposes, an official certificate proving the level that you have achieved and offering evidence of your skills is often required. You might be studying French just because you want to, or you might need to learn the language to enrol at an educational institution or find a job. The DELF often offers a good solution.

  • 31/07/2022

    French idioms that you should definitely know

    You’ll no doubt be aware that there are a few colourful expressions that French speakers absolutely love to drop into conversation, but which foreign learners of the language often find impenetrable.

  • 30/06/2022

    How to improve your French with simple activities?

    French is spoken in more than 57 countries around the world, which shows just how important the language is.

  • 30/05/2022

    Is French easy or difficult to learn?

    There’s no straightforward answer to this question, because it all depends on your motivation, the type(s) of language(s) you already know, the study materials you have access to, the country in which you are learning the language, the amount of time you have, and so on.

  • 04/10/2021

    How to learn French at home?

    The market for online classes is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. It’s no secret that mastering several languages is a huge advantage, but how do you go about learning French at home?

  • 12/07/2021

    How long does it take to learn French?

    French is one of the most widely taught languages in the world, and is also one of the most frequently used, with more than 300 million speakers spread over every continent. This makes it the fifth most commonly spoken language in the world, behind Mandarin, English, Spanish and Arabic. As both an official and cultural language, it is important in the worlds of business and diplomacy.

  • 01/07/2021

    The best five cities in which to learn French in France

    Learning a foreign language often means, at some point, travelling abroad to study in the relevant country or enjoy its culture.

  • 17/05/2021

    10 Tips on How to Study for a French Exam

    If you study a foreign language, it’s likely that one day, whether for school or employment reasons, you’ll take an exam. When it comes to French, the best-known qualification is the DELF, but there are others, too (DFP, TCF, etc.).

  • 26/04/2021

    The ten best books for learning French

    Learning French usually involves attending classes in person or remotely, practising pronunciation, doing grammar exercises, listening to audio programmes on the radio, watching films, etc.

  • 06/11/2020

    Top 10 Netflix series for learning French

    How can you learn French trough Netflix series ?

  • 03/06/2020

    Mother’s Day around the world

    How is Mother’s Day celebrated around the world?

  • 06/05/2020

    Essential French vocabulary for tourists on holiday

    What are the essential words and phrases you should know for your holidays in France?

  • 19/09/2019

    Essential French phrases

    Anyone learning French knows that this language has many special phrases and expressions that are essential. Which ones are essential to know?

  • 07/08/2019

    Talking about love and life in French

    Who doesn't think of romanticism when we talk about France? With such a worldwide reputation, the French use expressions about love on a daily basis. Discover them!

  • 10/07/2019

    Learning to conjugate French verbs

    The practice of French conjugation is not so simple. Can it be made easier to learn? And what are the differences compared to other European languages?

  • 05/06/2019

    Which are the easiest languages to learn?

    Did you know that about seven thousand languages are spoken in the world? Do you think there are some languages that are easier to learn than others? Find out here!

  • 19/10/2018

    French attitudes to money

    Is it easy to talk about money with the French? What are the famous French expressions related to money? Discover the relationship between money and the French.

  • 28/09/2018

    Good pronunciation matters!

    A good grasp of grammar and vocabulary is important, but pronunciation is essential if you want to communicate effectively in French. Check out our tips to help you improve your pronunciation

  • 19/09/2018

    Foreign words in French

    Some foreign words are used in French just as some French words are used in other languages. Where does this phenomenon come from? Let’s find out.

  • 27/08/2018

    Summer’s here, and it’s time to get stuck in to some French books!

    Summer breaks lend themselves to a variety of activities. Reading a good book is the perfect holiday pastime, but it’s also a great way to improve your French.

  • 03/08/2018

    Learn French through comics

    French-speaking countries have given birth to great names in comics. The latter also helps to learn French, we'll find out why!

  • 07/06/2018

    Films for learning French

    Films can be a good way to learn French and improve, particularly helping you get used to the language.

  • 20/04/2018

    Why you should study for the DELF in France

    The DELF diploma is an official diploma prepared by more than 400,000 candidates each year. and without any time limit. Why is it so important?

  • 16/03/2018

    Teaching French to children

    Many studies show that learning French must be done from a very early age. The CIA and "Français et Vous" provide a fun way for young people to learn French.

  • 08/03/2018

    Speaking French - Some common mistakes to avoid

    French is a fascinating language, but a tricky one! There are a few common mistakes that you can easily avoid with a little care.

  • 12/01/2018

    Good resolutions to help you learn French

    The new year has arrived. It's a good time to make resolutions to learn French. Discover five commandments to improve your level of French.

  • 04/01/2018

    French Idioms

    Some expressions are difficult to translate into your own language: these are idioms. Learn French in France and gain a better understanding of these phrases.

  • 14/12/2017

    Learning French with books

    Improving French through books is an excellent way to combine business with pleasure. Follow in the footsteps of your favourite heroes between Nice and Antibes!

  • 23/11/2017

    Let’s listen to songs in French!

    Learning French isn't easy. But there is a way for you to progress easily and improve your pronunciation! It is the songs, of course!

  • 09/11/2017

    Literature and learning French

    Reading is essential for learning French. It improves comprehension and encourages the search for the meaning of unknown words.

  • 28/09/2017

    Savoir-vivre à la française: speaking French around a glass of wine !

    Wine is a must in French gastronomy. On the Côte d'Azur, the king of wines is of course rosé! Here are some French expressions related to wine.

  • 21/09/2017

    Why should I learn French?

    Learning another language is always difficult. The ideal solution is to take a language course in the country of the language that you want to learn.

  • 24/08/2017

    French Immersion Stay in Provence

    Provence is a region in the south-east of France where the sun shines, the cicadas sing and the fields of lavender stretch as far as the eye can see.

  • 01/06/2017

    Learn French with 5 unmissable French movies

    Five must-see movies which will allow you to understand better the French cinematic culture and improve your French level or learn French in the same time

  • 04/05/2017

    Doing a Bachelor's or Master's in France

    France offers high quality courses and the diplomas it awards are recognized throughout the world.

  • 06/04/2017

    How can you learn French and have a holiday by the sea?

    It’s easy to combine learning French with taking a break!

  • 14/02/2017

    St. Valentine’s Day: the lovers’ holiday

    14 February is a date well known to lovers: St. Valentine’s Day. In France, the tradition is to offer a gift to your beloved.

  • 16/01/2017

    10 curiosities about the French language

    Here are ten examples of difficulties or curiosities you will encounter in the French language.

  • 23/12/2016

    How to learn French for free

    To learn your favorite language, you can follow French courses in a school ... But there are also many other ways that are just as effective and completely free.

  • 28/09/2016

    How to keep up and practise your French once you’re back home

    Check out some simple advice to help you practise your favourite language until your next visit to Antibes! :)

  • 12/08/2016

    10 tips to learn French fast

    Here are some suggestions to master the French language rapidly

  • 12/07/2016

    Advice for beginners learning French

    Learn how to introduce yourself in a simple way because you will often need to do so during your stay: give your surname, first name, nationality, place of residence, profession.

  • 26/04/2016

    Your Language Study Holiday in France from A to Z

    A language study holiday at CIA is THE perfect mix of relaxing and learning in the place to be: the French Riviera!

  • 21/04/2016

    Why pass the DELF examination?

    One of the most important reasons for taking this exam is your pleasure and pride when you pass it!

  • 14/04/2016

    Why take an interest in French films and songs when learning French?

    Coming to Antibes to learn French in France means that you want to immerse yourself in listening to the rhythms of French.

  • 08/04/2016

    Why learn French?

    Do you live in France, or are you planning to visit the country soon to study, do business or enjoy a holiday? If you’d like to learn French or improve your skills in the language during your stay, you’ve come to the right place.

  • 25/03/2016

    Catch the French wave !

    Learn French with other teens this summer : learn to speak French while enjoying one of the most exciting destination in the world.

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Tips to learn French

How good is my French?

Jean Luc Pichon
09/09/2022

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