My parents told me how happy they were that I joined since, while not fluent in French, I am conversational. While my former exchange student and her husband are pretty fluent in English, their 6 ½-year and nearly 5-year old boys are not. My dad and husband attempted to learn a little French by using Duolingo for 2-3 months.
Duolingo is a language-learning platform available on both Android and Apple devices. It was originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University professor, Luis von Ahn (an IT guy). He developed the platform in order to make learning another language inexpensive and more accessible for everyone.
Hello, friends. I am sorry I neglected you for nearly a month. As you know, I spent a good part of August on vacation. I was visiting my parents in Colorado. My husband and I met up with my former exchange student and her family from Belgium. We had a wonderful time, sharing old stories, talking about how crazy our prospective governments are at the moment, playing at the pool together, going to Red Rocks and seeing dinosaur fossils.
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This week, I taught one of my clients how pronouncing the letter “s” can be different, depending on the sound that comes before the “s.”
When a voiceless sound appears right before the “s,” you pronounce the “s” with a /s/ sound, as in snake. Some examples are: likes, apps, cats.
When a voiced sound appears right before the letter “s,” you pronounce the “s” with a /z/ sound, as in zoo. Some examples are: kids, dogs, tables, exams, cans, scissors.
Remember that all vowel sounds are voiced, so words with -es spellings will also be pronounced with a /z/ sound. Some examples are: heroes, boxes, pushes.
My student learned this concept very quickly yesterday. I hope that was just as easy for you too!