Meet Susan, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us.

My name is Susan, I live in Michigan and I am a 4th generation Finnish-American. I’ve been learning with Coffee Break French for 5 years.

What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages?

My earliest experiences of other languages begins with my Finnish grandparents who spoke fluent Finnish. In high school and college I had 6 years of French language study. In 2012 my love of the French language was reawakened when friends from Paris visited my home.

What are your favourite memories of learning a language?

My favourite memory of learning French is visiting those same friends in Paris a couple of years later with the ability to speak in and listen to the beautiful French language.

Where would your ideal coffee break be, and with whom?

My ideal coffee break…I want to speak French with Pascal in a cafe in Bordeaux.

What’s the best language-learning tip you have found works for you?

My best language-learning tip is to spend as much time as you can (ideally daily), listening to, speaking, reading and studying grammar. It takes time to learn French. I’m better at reading than listening. Now, I am spending more time listening to the spoken language.

Quick Fire round

Your favourite language: Français !
• Your favourite word or phrase in the language: Je vous en prie.
• Do you have a favourite film, TV show, book or singer in the language? George Brassens
• Your favourite destination to practise your language: Paris and Bordeaux

Please finish off with a message to your fellow members of the Coffee Break community and the Coffee Break Team.

Learning with Coffee Break is a whole approach: listening, speaking, grammar, and nuances of the modern language. Coffee Break offers a depth of study that is fun and challenging.

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