The savvy francophile's Tips & Advice about learning to speak French

What is the best way to learn French?

Group conversation class? Private tutor? Immersion program? Camille Chevalier-Karfis has many years of experience in teaching French. She shares her invaluable advice about the best ways to learn French as well as what to avoid.

What is Fluency?

Everyone seems to have a different definition of 'fluent' and 'fluency'. I remember hearing a grown man tell me that his friend went to Sweden and was fluent in Swedish in three weeks, with no prior experience with the language.