Coucou les French learners,
What brings you joy? Le Français, bien sûr !
We are now into the home stretch, la dernière ligne droite, of the March challenge on the YouTube channel ! Draw with me whilst acquiring French effortlessly.
Accountability is the best! Invite your friends by sending them this link now!
I can’t believe today is Day 22 already! #jedessineavecaliceayel #idrawfrenchwithaliceayel
Here are some amazing drawings shared by Barry. He even imagined stories to go with them! How inspiring!
On Day 3, Williams asked me:
Hi, I know virtually no French and am a bit confused by this concept. Do I have to keep listening to a video until I know every word or just watch one after the other and hopefully some of it is remembered?
Here is my answer:
Bonjour Williams, you do not need to remember anything. You just need to understand what I am saying, the gist of what I am saying, not every word. The drawings will help you understand what I am saying. Little by little as you listen to more and more French, you will understand more and more and you will remember the words. But you don’t need to keep listening until you know every word. It happens subconsciously. Your brain remembers the words you understand.
A few minutes lates, Williams gave the BEST answer!
I understand, it must be working as the 1st word that came in my head when I woke up was “coucou” a word I had never heard of until I watched your videos 😊
Let’s all meet in Pau from October 16 to 21 2023
I have always wanted to bring us together in real life and show you my country.
And this dream could come true in 2023! Will you join?
Where: In Pau, a 4 hours train journey from Paris.
When:from October 16 to 21
What’s included: Speak French, laugh, relax and enjoy l’art de vivre à la française.
Each day includes a live story session, a French authentic experience and a delicious lunch while spending quality time together.
One intensive but relaxed week to boost your own journey to French Acquisition.
#youarenotalone gets real!
This is the perfect opportunity to finally meet in person and experience an authentic French stay, something unique.
New stories, new format!
My Dear Man has been working hard redesigning our site to make it more user-friendly. We now have hundred and hundred of compelling stories to read and to listen to.
You can read and listen to a story at the same time to improve your understanding, pronunciation, intonation and therefore to make REAL progress in French.
Do you know the story of le Petit Paon (Day 18 of the March Challenge)? It is a traditional French folktale about a smart little peacock who finds a golden coin. Read and listen to it for free! Make sure to activate the Audio Sync View button to listen and follow the story lines ate the same time.
We also have a Diaporama section with slideshows to follow the lyrics of a French song or to understand an authentic short video better. Did you know there is Japanese tradition called “Hanami” to admire the cherry trees blossom. Find out about it here.
Feel inspired and touched by Samuel Vincent’s story who with Asperger syndrome struggled to find a job. He decided to start selling crêpes in his own food truck.
All those wonderful resources are free and await you!
Every Monday, we spend one hour together as a community. This is a special hour which brings me real joy.
We start start by sharing something we enjoyed reading, watching or listening to in French.
We then read a story together, sing a song, play games, write a story together. We spend time together all in comprehensible French.
The French Accountability Hour is happening every single week on Mondays.
If you’re looking for a kick in the pants or just want a fun interaction – this is it! Join us here!
Gain New Friends and Get Involved with the French Learners Community. #youarenotalone
Increase your vocabulary and comprehension #storyispower
Reduce your stress #relax
Communicate with real people in French #youcandothis
Review of the week
Alice clearly wants to help her students. I’m so impressed with this program – Alice seems to add so much to this program. I’m very happy to be a part of it.
What are you waiting for? Join us now and make real progress in French! You will gain:
CLARITY: progress step by step through stages and make French become clear to you.
COMMUNITY: meet weekly and keep yourself accountable through the most caring and invested community.
TRANSFORMATION: feel empowered. Be fluent in French. Transform yourself and get a new soul.