Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Learning French in Paris

Voulez vouz coucher’ avec mo ce soir? Wouldn’t it be nice to know what those words mean? Especially if they were said to you by a very attractive person, mon ami. French the language of love has its uses apart from when you’re trying to sound romantic. It is also the third most spoken language in the world, Spanish and English holding the top two spots. Plus according to the famous comedian John Pinette, you need to know how to say the phrase “feed me I’m hungry” in every language. Knowing how to say this phrase in French would undoubtedly be useful; certainly if you’re in a country known for one of the world’s best when it comes to gourmet cuisine.

These days almost anything and everything is offered online, including language lessons specifically French. Some of these sites even offer their basic lessons for free, for the advanced level however you will have to pay. What they basically offer are manuals and English to French translated how-to-guides. Plus parrot mimic audio with a repeat-after-me format. Also today in almost every city you can find a huge number of language and grammar schools in which you can learn any and almost all the languages spawned by humanity, from East Asia and right down to Western Europe.

But as they say, the best way to learn how to swim is to jump off a pier. So why not book a plane ticket and head down to the world’s most romantic city and learn how to speak French the way only Parisians know how. The city itself offers a wide variety of language schools that specializes in French. The survey’s best comes up with the Accord French Language School; located right at the city’s center and offers an intensive training program for only 350 Euros per week. Also you can check out the other schools located within the area of the city. But before jumping on a plane you might want to check out their lists of other language schools online at The site presents other schools programs and comparative price offers regarding different types of courses. Learning French in the mother city itself has a lot of upsides, one of them being that you’re in Paris.

If the pheromone laden aroma of the city and its people isn’t enough, you are open to an unending variety of activities. That would ultimately present to you one of the most colorful cultures that the European world has to offer. Studying while being inside of the world’s best tourist attraction –the city itself, why not coast along with the classic tourist routine for starters? The first on the list would be the Louvre which contains the largest and most diverse collection of pre-twentieth century artworks. The second would be the Notre Dame Cathedral, the location backdrop of the 1996 Disney animated film; The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It is also one of the oldest Gothic styled structures that can be found. However we do not recommend jumping and sliding off of it’s ledges and pillars unlike Quasimodo. But since you are in Paris to be educated, why not check out the Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter? In which whose halls had been graced by some of history’s greatest minds such as Rene’ Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir, it is also one of the oldest university in Europe.

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