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Episode 14 – Let’s read in French

Coucou à tous,

Welcome to the fourteenth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. It’s been more than a year that French Blabla exists and it’s all thanks to you. Today I have a giveaway for you and also my recommendations to find some reading materials when you’re a beginner. Being myself a beginner in Swedish, I know it’s not an easy task. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Why reading shouldn’t be your main language technique
  • How to study actively through reading
  • Reading ideas for beginners
  • A giveaway

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Improve your French in just 5 minutes a day

Bonjour à tous,

There’s no episode today, I wanted to share with you a gem I found a few days ago. I don’t know about you but I really like to give gifts to people I like, whether it’s their birthday or not. I was browsing the internet a few days ago and stumbled upon a page listing diaries that were a bit different from our childhood journal. There was one in particular that caught my attention. I’ve always liked the idea of journaling but despite many attempts I always lacked either time or things to say. I’ve always felt that what I was writing was too childish. For these reasons, I haven’t kept any diaries.

The one I saw that particular day is a bit different. It doesn’t ask you to write a full page nor does it ask you to come up with your own ideas. Each day, you have a new question and you just need to answer it in two lines.

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Episode 9 – 3 tips to boost your listening skills – Guest episode with Italki

Salut à tous,

Welcome to the ninth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. Today we tackle the biggest challenge French learners face, that is understanding when people talk. Pronunciation in all our study books doesn’t come close to what we hear in the streets. There are a few reasons for that and today we will study 3 tips to boost your listening skills. This episode has been released first on the Italki website as a written article. You can find it here. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Tips to sound more natural
  • 3 listening skills boosters
  • The reason why you struggle to understand French people
  • A challenge for you to shine

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Should you study French?

Bonjour à tous,

Weekend is here! I don’t know what’s with these special days but they always bring with them creativity. Once more, I designed a little infographic for when you don’t feel motivated and need a smile. We always have excuses not to study French and I’m sure you will recognize some of yours, especially the “I don’t have time” one. But it’s not really about having time, it’s more about taking the time.  As for me, I sometimes have problems to get to work and when it’s like that, the only cure is to get a shot of inspiration. When I feel inspired, I instantly feel that I could work all day.

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Episode 1 – Overcome your fear of speaking now!

Welcome to the first episode of French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In today’s episode, we will talk about a situation that every learner has faced at least once. It can be a real plague for some of us and prevent us from reaching our full potential.  Today is the day you will discover how to overcome your fear of speaking.

In this Episode

  • Reasons we get blocked and paralyzed when speaking a foreign language
  • Why the recurrent advice “go face your fear” doesn’t work
  • Why active listening will improve your communication
  • 8 practical tips to definitely get rid of fear

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