Reading is great for your French – no matter what

A woman sitting at a table in a cafe reading a book

Simply leafing through a magazine in a doctor's waiting room will help improve your French - but here are a few other suggestions, too...

If you want to improve your French, you have to read it. Anything will do – even magazines in the doctor’s waiting room, a simple poem or a film screenplay or subtitles, so you can watch the action while you follow the words – but you really make progress when you read your first book in French.

Reading a whole book in a foreign language is a daunting prospect but immensely satisfying when you achieve it.

The original is always better than any translation can ever be (with respect to all translators) and every author has her particular voice that you only ...

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