A Video That Speaks to All Language Struggles

Bonjour mes amis!

I stumbled across this TED talk by an English teacher in France titled, “Why the French are useless in English.” Did you know 48% of executives in France feel uncomfortable speaking English? Funny to think of language intimidation working in reverse!

There’s a lot of good advice in here, but I’ll highlight this quote in particular:

“There is no miraculous method. The only method that works is the one that you follow in a regular and diligent manner — preferably with a good dose of pleasure.”

The speaker, Carol Bausor, also encourages making as many mistakes as possible when learning a new language. It’s how you learn! I love this video for anyone learning a language, but of course, especially enjoyed that the talk itself was given in French.

Bonus points to anyone who can comment with the quote I pulled above in the French original!

À bientôt!

Zena

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