Ever wonder why we have so many French words in English?

When we look at the English language we find many words that originate from other languages, however many words come from the French languages but how can that be?

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700 million French speakers in Africa by 2050

The French language is spoken more in Africa than any other country, There are currently 115 million French speakers in Africa today and it has been Projected that the French Speaking Africans will increase to 700 million by the year 2050

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A Better Attitude towards Errors

One characteristic of learning any new skill (including learning a foreign language) is the inevitable fact that everyone is going to make errors in the learning process.

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Studying for Language Tests: The Canadian Federal Government Test – an Introduction

If English is not your native language and is required for a job working for the Canadian Federal Government or even the Government of Québec, you will be required to show proficiency in English. Almost always, that means taking tests mandated by the respective governments.

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The Hockey Approach to Learning Languages Part 1

One key to learning a language (and many other things) is to use the proper tool (or approach) at the proper time. When people have a lot of work to accomplish, they work very hard on one project, and when it appears that enough has been done, they drop it and go to the next project. 

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Too old to start learning a new language?

People often say they are “too old” to start learning a new language. This is definitely a false statement. No one is “too old” to learn something new. Although it is true that research suggests that we have a much greater ability to pick up on accents and pronunciation when we are young...
 

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Canadian English accent easier to understand for babies

A study was performed on a group of 15 month old Australian babies. In the study, they learned to associate the fake word “deet”, to a picture. They were told the word both in Australian English and Canadian English. The word was then replaced by a different word, like “dit” or “doot”, to see if the children would notice the difference. The study showed that the babies understood much better when the word was pronounced in a Canadian accent.

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Learning english the fun way!

There is one thing in particular that every English language student will tell you is important: motivation. And they are right! Without motivation, it isn’t possible to learn something new. However motivation on its own isn’t enough. We also need determination.

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Spanish is world's HAPPIEST language

A recent study is showing that Spanish is the happiest language spoken worldwide. Apparently, scientists have said that it promotes joy and social cohesion.

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Why practicing speaking is not enough

When I ask my students of English as a foreign language what they might do to improve their competence, one idea that occurs to most of them is: I should speak English more often (with native speakers or people very competent in the language).

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Brush up on your French for India

Are you planning on travelling to India for your next vacation? You might be surprised to learn that French is spoken in some parts of India.

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Nothing Else Matters – Metallica : Lyrics analysis

In which verb tenses are the underlined verses?
What do you think the song wants to tell us?
What is your opinion of the song, and why?

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3 important reasons to learn French when living in Montreal

The first, and for some the most important, is that bilingual people tend to make a better living than people who only speak one language. Let me explain myself: to begin with, Montreal is predominantly inhabited by French speaking people.

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