The Most Useful Phrases You'll Ever Learn for French Class

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To help students use as much French as possible in the classroom itself, here are some typical classroom requests and statements expressed as French words and phrases. Click on a word or phrase to hear it pronounced in French. 

The more you use French in context and hear it spoken, the more you will internalize it. After a while, it becomes natural, as though you've always known it. The younger you are, the easier it is to learn another language; the older you get, the more you need to practice.

Practice, Practice

If you need more practice to feel comfortable using these expressions, try enlisting a friend or family member to help you: For instance, one of you could say the expression in English, the other in French.

Pay close attention to how these are pronounced, particularly the vowels, which require you to open your mouth and elongate your lips much more than in English. If you say a French o, for instance, form your lips in the shape of an o; you'd be surprised how much this helps achieve a true French sound.

Essential Phrases to Use in French Class 

Essential Words to Use in French Class 

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