10 Guests Who Can Teach You French
Did you learn French for years in high school but can’t speak a word of it to save your life? I know I’m not alone. Somehow I didn’t manage to take away very much more than “je m’appelle Clarissa” from spending four years sitting in a classroom being forced to conjugate verbs.
Yet it’s not surprising. The classroom environment isn’t for everyone. I learned that later on when I picked up Swedish in a matter of months after living with a Swedish family. I realised that it wasn’t me, it was simply that learning a language from a book didn’t work. To master a new language, you need to actually use it. That means speaking with other people in different situations. Using the language with others while spending time doing fun activities, learning jokes, and picking up those phrases that only the locals know that you definitely won’t learn in your French class.
Here are a few French guests who’d love to share their language with you. If you’re dying to start speaking the language of love then it’s time to try out a cambio and see how much you can improve when you’re actually having fun with the language!
Niamor is a French speaker who also wants to share his passion for longboarding. If you learn best by being outdoors, then he’s the right Guest for you.
Bike-riding Antoine is currently in the land down under, where he’s cycling all the way from Melbourne to Darwin, looking to share his French skills with friendly Hosts along the route.
Louise is a qualified French-English and English-French translator from Canada, with 36 years of experience. If you need a professional, look no further!
Romain can lend a hand with your French vocabulary and also with your French cooking. So if you’d like to knock the socks off your next date, we’d recommend hosting him. By the time your cambio with him is over, you’ll be able to wow anyone with both your French conversation and some freshly baked croissants.
Elodie is a French traveller who is currently living in the beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest. She’s into photography and sports, so she’s the perfect Guest if you’re a creative or active type who wants to combine some language learning with taking pictures or some friendly competition.
Eva is from Belgium and is looking forward to giving her Host some French lessons. She also loves to take care of children, having had plenty of experience looking after her own younger siblings. Perfect if your kids want to learn some French.
Not only will Perrine help you to speak better French, she’ll introduce you to the wonderful wines and cuisine of the Burgundy region.
Poor Anaïs, so many English speakers get her name wrong. But she’ll teach you how to pronounce it correctly! She’d love to travel to a Spanish-speaking country to experience Spanish and Latin American culture.
Hubert is looking to exchange his French for some hospitality in a German-speaking country. He’s super friendly and very curious, so why not get in touch with him?
Astrid is from Belgium and she’s enthusiastic about discovering new places in the world. As a multilingual language teacher, she’s proficient not only in French but also English and Spanish.
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About the Author: Clarissa Hirst is GoCambio’s Content Manager. A born-and-bred Australian, Clarissa currently calls Sweden home. She’s travelled to over 40 countries, loves learning foreign languages, and her passion is inspiring others to learn about and explore the world around them. She hopes to one day speak fluent Russian and ride the Trans-Siberian railway. Connect with Clarissa on Twitter.
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