Finesse your French: yes, you CAN learn French this time – a breakthrough method – introduction

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Learning French? Frustrated? As a dedicated Francophile, you’ve possibly found yourself here before. But rest assured that you CAN learn French with our exciting breakthrough method. This time, were here to help you ditch the frustration and achieve your French language fluency goal.

Once and for all, you’ve decided to begin or to re-start learning French – and to keep at it until you’re fluent. Maybe you’ve been inspired by a French movie or some French music.

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Whatever the reason, you’re determined: you’re going to learn French! Yes, you’re really going to do it!

We’re here to guide you on your journey as you learn how to speak French! Perhaps you’ve been here before. Maybe you felt yourself losing momentum, even before you’d realised it.

Losing momentum? Not this time!

Granted the grammar and pronunciation rules can feel so overwhelming, it can take so long to feel you’re learning anything useful.

Also, you know so many people who started out just as determined, only to quickly give up on their goal to learn French.

Everyone says learning French is a wonderful experience, but why does it also have to be quite so frustrating?! Well, we’re here to show you that it doesn’t! Learn how to ‘ditch your frustration’.

Learning French doesn’t have to be frustrating – ditch the frustration

If you currently find yourself stuck in this emotional loop, this series is designed just for you!

The team at MyFrenchLife™ have all been where you are now, and we know just what it feels like never-ending, frustrating, disappointing and more…

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Now we’re here to share what we’ve learned.

We’re here to show you how we did it – how we ‘broke through’ our frustration. We’ll guide you through your journey, so that you too can learn French.

With us by your side, you will learn how to overcome your negative feelings – you will learn French this time!

Learn French from the language experts

It’s important to realise that we haven’t magically become the French language experts.

On the contrary, as French language learners ourselves, we can trace our success back to two simple points:

  • We know how to gain and maintain the right attitude
  • We now know where to find the experts

Throughout this new series ‘Finesse your French’, we’ll be sharing all of this with you to help guide you through the maze!

What to expect from ‘Finesse your French’

How will we guide you?

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We’ll start by figuratively holding your hand as we walk you through what we offer and how to approach it to successfully achieve your goal.

What’s the structure?

Firstly, the ‘Finesse your French’ series comprises nine comprehensive parts or chapters.

What will you receive?

Each part has its own distinct theme. The series is an enormous resource and comprises three general categories of content:

  • Advice:
    – Personal advice from our favourite French language experts: leaders and innovators in the language learning field
  • Exercises:
    – The best and most comprehensive vocabulary and grammar exercises
  • Strategies & programs:
    – The most effective learning programs and strategies available

’Finesse your French’ is an all-in-one easy-to-follow package!

How to approach your learning?

We’ve divided this entire French learning journey into nine straightforward steps.

And we’ve brought together all the tips, tricks, and resources you’ll need to get through each step with ease.

Are you a French beginner? Or are you feeling a bit rusty and/or re-starting?

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The ‘Finesse your French’ series is designed to help you learn French – no matter what stage you’re at, even if you’ve almost given up.

So, don’t give up!

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Either start at the beginning and methodically work your way through the nine-part series
  • Alternatively, you can dive in and out according to your level of competence, desire, or even your mood.

Irrespective, the solution is here and waiting for you…

Are you ready?

It’s time to launch your French learning journey!

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Finesse your French is a totally flexible series: you can start at whatever level you wish, and engage with the resources we provide to whatever degree you find most helpful.

MyFrenchLife™ and our favourite experts will have your back no matter what! As you follow the program we have developed, you will reach new levels of confidence and satisfaction almost before you know it. Make no mistake, this will be a challenging journey – but the rewards will be wonderful.

Remembering, of course, that we are NOT your French teacher!

However, we can certainly help you with a successful break-through strategy to adopt so that you can ‘Finesse your French’!

Please let us know how you find this series, we’d love your feedback. Merci.


Where are you in your French learning journey? What are your current French learning goals? Let us know in the comments section, and be sure to share this article with your friends to help them to finesse their French as well!

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You CAN learn French this time: a breakthrough method – introduction – this article

How to overcome your French learning frustration – part 1

Moving beyond French conversation basics – part 2

French language and culture – part 3

The intermediate French learning plateau and how to overcome it – part 4

How to make French grammar easy – part 5

How to engage with contemporary France – part 6

How to push towards French fluency – part 7

How to have advanced French fun – part 8

How to maintain and build your advanced French skills – part 9

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Image Credits:
1. Time to learn, by Pexels
2. Frustration, by Jason Bolonski via Flickr
3. Learning Resources, by Sarah via Flickr
4. Parlez-vous français? by Geralt via Pixabay
5. Eiffel Tower, via Unsplash
Content credits:
This series was compiled with the substantial support of Alex Ray
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  1. Carolyne Lee Apr 9, 2018 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    Judy, this looks really interesting. I thought I’d have a look at ‘How to have advanced French fun – part 8’, but I can’t see where the links are to follow on from the article (maybe it’s just me!).

    • Judy MacMahon Apr 9, 2018 at 8:07 PM - Reply

      Ah Carolyne I’m thrilled that you’re interested but you need to be patient 😉 We’ll be publishing one chapter at a time – so follow us along – we’d love your feedback and suggestions.

  2. Lisa La Valle-Finan Apr 10, 2018 at 2:29 AM - Reply

    Thanks, Judy! When does the series begin? Will we be notified, or is it part of the regular postings? Perhaps it’s something we “sign up” for?

  3. Diana Ullman Apr 12, 2018 at 10:33 PM - Reply

    As in the comments below, I also looked for the link to begin…..would have been helpful if the article contained the follow up info that you will publishing chapter by chapter in a series, one chapter at a time, along with the timing of the series, the frequency of the chapters and how we will be notified.

    • Judy MacMahon Apr 13, 2018 at 8:04 AM - Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to comment Diana.
      We had thought that by mapping out each chapter of the series it would be a sufficient guide to where this series will be going.
      Those of you who follow us regularly would know how we usually publish a series.
      Clearly we underestimated the level of interest in this topic. We will update you through this channel as we continue to publish and, also the chapter list under the articles will become live links.
      As a result of the commentary here (yours and others) we’re considering providing you with a way of registering for both the regular articles/chapters and upon conclusion an eBook.
      Would this interest you?
      We’d have some work to do to put it in place but happy to do so if there is appetite.
      Once again thank you
      We’re always listening.

      • Diana Ullman Apr 13, 2018 at 5:03 PM - Reply

        Thank you Judy for the detailed reply. As a new subscriber I wasn’t aware of your usual format for a series, I appreciate your clarifying it.
        I look forward to enjoying your blog, my husband & I, along with our Westie, Brix, spend several months a year in France, Your blog site is very good.

  4. Fidelma Ormsby Apr 15, 2018 at 2:58 AM - Reply

    Hi Judy

    Very excited about this series! Travelling to France in September for 2 months, hoping to be able to speak at least
    a little fluently. Je parle un peu Francais maintenant.

  5. Diana Ullman Apr 15, 2018 at 3:34 PM - Reply

    When will the series begin?

  6. Judy MacMahon Apr 15, 2018 at 5:28 PM - Reply

    ATTENTION: Finesse your French series.

    The timing of this series.
    It was our intention to publish every few weeks as is usual for our series. However, as we seem to have underestimated the demand we are reviewing the options we have available.
    ***If you are a member of you will receive notification when we publish and in le Bulletin each Saturday.

    Make sure that you are a member so you don’t miss out***
    In the interim, we’ll try to work out how you can subscribe to this series alone but for now watch-out for notifications in le Bulletin.

    Thank you all for your interest.

  7. Judy MacMahon May 8, 2018 at 6:55 PM - Reply

    Bonjour tout le monde
    Drawing your attention to the fact that PART 1 of the Finesse your French series has been published:

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