Category: News

Coronavirus UPDATE
Post

Coronavirus UPDATE

There is no substitute for LIVE human interaction but technology can provide opportunities that would otherwise be missed – this is particularly true during these trying times of coronavirus isolation. Following the government advice we have now migrate all our 1-to-1 lessons to Skype lessons. French courses by Skype and telephone with Bonjour Academy will...

‘Parlez-vous français?’
Post

‘Parlez-vous français?’

Learning French can be a frustrating and even surreal experience. From the complexities of when it’s acceptable to say “bonjour” to someone, to the perils of not learning those all-important “false friends”, we speak to Sebastian Marx, whose Paris stand-up show promises The French Language Explained by an American.  

WHY LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE MAKES YOU SMARTER
Post

WHY LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE MAKES YOU SMARTER

Learning a language is a powerful mental workout that uses every form of memory we have. We need to acquire a repository of words, to form a vocabulary vast enough to express our messages. We also need the grammatical knowledge to put it all together. We need to use our muscles and motor control to wrap...

6 Reasons You Should Teach Your Children To Speak French
Post

6 Reasons You Should Teach Your Children To Speak French

1)  For English speakers, French is the easiest language to learn. You may have heard it’s Spanish. That cannot possibly be true though, because English is actually the mutant stepchild of German and French, and it got most of its genes from its Gallic side. In fact for several centuries French was the official language of the...

Why to learn French for the post-Brexit world?
Post

Why to learn French for the post-Brexit world?

European leaders tell us: ‘English is losing importance.’ So which language should students learn to give themselves the best chance of success? Brits are pretty settled in our role as monoglots. Our default tactic of “speak English slowly and loudly so others can understand you” served us well enough – and then Jean-Claude Juncker, president...

A language spoken on all five continents
Post

A language spoken on all five continents

French is one of the very few languages spoken all over the world, ranked the sixth most widely spoken language after Mandarin Chinese (over a billion speakers), English, Hindi, Spanish and Arabic. There are currently over 220 million French speakers worldwide, including 72 million so-called partial French speakers. Europe accounts for 39.87% of the French-speaking...

September 6, 2017March 5, 2020by