Although it is absolutely necessary to dissect a language into its different components (pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary) and to study each of them separately and methodically, ultimately you want to be able to hold a conversation and learn about French people and their customs. Language is communication and it is upon language that culture itself depends. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced learner, cultural awareness should be an integral part of any French lesson. It will make your learning enjoyable, meaningful and memorable. Each culture is unique and the foundation of whom we are. By discovering a foreign culture, you might love the differences and at the same time become more appreciative of your own roots and culture.