Learn French online: the best resources & experts: Kristin Espinasse
Kristin Espinasse’s lovely Word-a-Day website has been a secret favourite of ours for many years now.
Supplying charming vignettes of her life with each new word, this celebrated author is a great resource to build up your vocabulary for general conversation. This is one to visit regularly to expand your vocabulaire beyond every day objects.
Not only are they helpful, interesting and quirky posts, Kristen’s gorgeous pictures to accompany them will have you dreaming of the French countryside until your next visit. You’ll get to know all the characters who interact with Kristen – it will seem almost incidental that you are learning new words.
Without a doubt our favourite thing about Kristen’s site is how clearly her charming and endearing voice comes through in every post. Following Kristen’s updates, you’ll really feel like you’re being invited into her own world, far removed from any of your own personal dramas.
She shares some incredible stories of her life – struggles that all Francophiles and people en genérale alike will identify with. As she begins her recent post on the phrase ‘en panne’: “Today’s word-a-day reminds me we all need a Plan B!”
What are your favourite online French learning resources or experts?Jump to:
1 – The introduction
2 – Find a tutor in Paris – without leaving your home
3 – A solution for French grammar woes
4 – Vocabulary with soul (this page)