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Category Archives: French

Xmas carols from around the world.

With Christmas fast approaching the sounds of Christmas carols are common.  But if you have traveled you know that not everybody sings the same songs, and even the same songs sound different and have different words around the world.  Here are some Christmas songs from different parts of the world for you and you family […]

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Posted on December 15, 2014 by

Stuttering and Foreign Language

When I was five years old and ready for kindergarten, I proudly walked to school for ‘kindergarten round up day’ to meet my teacher. I sported a side pony tail and wore a little plaid skirt, so excited to join the ranks of those before me on my path to educational success! Prior to entering […]

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Posted on September 23, 2014 by

Reverse Culture Shock

Do you know what reverse culture shock is? Well, let’s start with just culture shock. Culture shock is something that happens when you go abroad. It’s being shocked about all the different culture, unfamiliarity, and overall everything new that you can experience in another country. It’s a disorientated feeling that you can get due to […]

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Posted on September 9, 2014 by

Polyglots, hyperglots, and language, oh my!

When you enter the world of language learning, before too long you will start to hear some interesting words. Someone may ask if you are a polyglot,or a hyperglot. They might inquire as to your motivation behind learning a language. This blog offers some simple definitions to help you navigate the vocabulary of language learning […]

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Posted on July 23, 2014 by

Pondering Unwritten Languages

Today I opened a favorite book and began to read. As far as opening sentences go for blog posts, that’s probably not the most shocking. It’s kind of like what happens on Facebook when you scroll through the statuses of your friends. You usually find out someone has just eaten a corndog, is headed home […]

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Posted on June 5, 2014 by

The Best of Paris

What are some hot spots in Paris? I’m so glad you ask. I love France and I can’t wait to go back. Paris, of course, is a favorite of mine. There are so many thing to do and see. What’s one to do?! I didn’t have enough time when I was there, and I only […]

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Posted on May 15, 2014 by

Free Ways To Teach Your Children About Language and Culture

As someone who enjoys different cultures it is important that I pass down this same sense of respect and excitement to my children. Even though we live in a large and very diverse metropolis, I want to make sure that I intentionally help them soak up language and culture. As a parent, diversity and global […]

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Posted on May 13, 2014 by

What Makes A Good French Crepe

If you’re heading to France, particularly Paris, you are likely overwhelmed with the amount advice and recommendations people are throwing your way. Here’s one that should stick out: eat some crepes! They are absolutely one of the most simple culinary delights in a food culture full of allstars. A new French cafe has moved into […]

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Posted on April 29, 2014 by

President Obama Proves That Language Is Powerful

If you’ve been paying attention to the political landscape in the U.S. then you’ve probably seen the little phrase “Obamacare” come up too many times to count. Before you get nervous, this is NOT a political post. I repeat – this is NOT a political post. 🙂 However, something has happened in the midst of […]

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Posted on April 22, 2014 by

Most Common Mistakes For Someone Learning French

Although we like to focus on the positive here at Live Lingua, sometimes it helps to identify some of the more common language mistakes when it comes to learning a new language. In this blog post, let’s take a few moments to unpack some of the most common mistakes in the French language, especially for […]

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Posted on April 3, 2014 by