Automn and French Literature

The French Instinct French with Katy Discover French culture and Literature with with a native French teacher.  Do you know some French Poets? I already talked about Baudelaire and his poem “L’albatros” in one of podcast episodes. I love poetry. Today is the first day of Automn and although it’s still hot here in Brittany,…

5 Podcast episodes to both get inspired learning French and relax

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover everyday French language and culture with a native French teacher. Improve your French in a relaxing and inspiring way A podcast for Intermediate and Advanced French speakers – B1/C2 You can listen to it on my French blog, where you’ll…

How to step out of our comfort zone – Podcast

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover everyday French Language and Culture with a native French teacher. Learn how to learn languages with a polyglot. A podcast for Intermediate and Advanced French speakers – B1/C2 You can listen to it on my French blog, where you’ll find…

The lost socks mystery – Podcast

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover everyday French language and culture with a native French teacher.  A podcast for Intermediate and Advanced French speakers – B1/C2 You can listen to it on my French blog, where you’ll find all the episodes and notes to help…

How to turn boredom into something fun – Podcast episode #3

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover French language and culture with a native French teacher. Learn how to learn languages with a polyglot with MA in Second Language Acquisition A podcast for intermediate and advanced French speakers – B1/C2 You can listen to it on…

Sleeping and language learning – Podcast episode #2

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover French language and culture with a native French teacher A podcast for intermediate and advanced French speakers – B1/C2 You can listening to it on my French blog, where you’ll find all the episodes and notes to help you…

Snake and toad French liqueur

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover French language and cultural references with a native French teacher Do French people drink snake and toad liqueur? If you come to France and you hear someone offering you some toad or snake liqueur, you ‘ll probably be afraid….

What does “faire tapisserie” mean ?

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context. Discover French language and culture with a native French teacher If you’ve come accross the phrase “faire tapisserie”, you’re probably wondering what it exactly means. “Faire tapisserie” means “to be a wallflower”. The “tapisserie” is the paper we put on walls to decorate our house….

Welcome to my French bubble – Podcast episode #1

The French Instinct French with Katy Learn French in context thanks to my free resources. Discover French language and culture with a native French teacher I already anouced I was starting my Podcast for intermediate and advanced French speakers. Have you started listening to it? If not, what are you waiting for? You can listening…

Avoiding the Learning Plateau: Five Activities to Up Your Learning

Today I’m really happy to share with you a guest post written by Jonty Yamisha. He is an entrepreneur and Linguist, creator of an app to learn languages called Optilingo. You’ll find his bio at the end of this article. I hope it’ll be helpful to boost your lanuage learning. I wrote myself an article…

Learn French & Italian for Free on Instagram

Social media are really changing the way we learn languages. It’s so easy to follow interesting people who speak the language we learn. The first key for an efficient acquisition of a language is to use content we enjoy. If we’re truly interested in something, we will retain the information much better and without even…

Katy’s interview in the SLA Workshop Podcast

I was invited in the Second Language Acquisition Wokshop Podcast to talk about my experience learning and teaching languages. If you don’t know this podcast, it’s normal since it’s quite new. But I really recommend it to you if you want to know more about how we learn languages and how we can become better…

I wish you a happy new year in 5 languages

You can activate subtitles in English, French, Spanish and read the multilingual transcription bellow. Transcription multilingue Hi everydody! In this video I will wish you a happy new year in 5 languages. Feliz ano a todos, para começar. Bonne année à tous Buon anno a tutti Happy new year Feliz año nuevo   Français: Je…

Why learn Spanish

I recently wrote an article about the reasons why you should learn Spanish on Steve Kaufmann’s blog, the creator of Lingq. Lingq is a great App and Steve always shares interesting advice and experiences about language learning on his channel.  I’m French and grew up in a very small village in the French countryside. At…

YouTube multilingual presentation

In my Channel I’ll help you learn French in a practica and fun way. You’ll learn everyday vocabulary and grammar in context, useful expressions, fun phrases, cultural references… I’ll also publish some videos in other languages and talk about learning, I’ll show you France, Spain and other countries I visit.  Check my multilingual presentation. Improve…

Which language should we learn first

Maybe you’re fed up with being monolingual and you’ve decided to learn another langue. But which one? If you don’t have a special need related to a trip of to your profession, you will probably hear one of the next three answers: Start with English Learn a language that is close to yours Choose Esperanto…

How not to lose motivation when we are proficient in a language

We all dream of it! Being totally fluent, being able to say everything we want in another language, to understand all it’s subtilities and regiters. We did it! And now what? Of course we will keep on using the language. But when everything is automatic, it becomes as normal as using our mother tongue. Of…