So you want to learn French?
June 19, 2015
For a child, learning a language is almost unnoticed. It is a part of everyday life and courses are only required to attain a higher level of expression. This changes dramatically as we grow older it is necessary to undertake studies in order to learn a new language. However, it really does not need to be such a chore so here are some little pieces of advice.
Enjoy the journey
If you have chosen to learn French for travel or to understand more about french culture, that should be easy. Even if you are learning the language for work or school, you can make it a lot more interesting by taking an interest in all things French!
Don’t overdo it
Study often. At least every day you should do something in French, reading, listening or talking. This is important but you should only do it for short periods. That is have more frequent short sessions rather long exhausting sessions. This is a well know memory technique. In fact, there are a number of apps available that use this technique.
Focus on content and variety
Try and focus on subjects of genuine interest in your reading and conversation. You can even take cooking classes in French or go on guided tours.
Use technology to immerse yourself
There are large number of apps and podcasts as well as other online content. You can listen to french radio, download french books, listen to podcasts while going to and from work. You can even set your smart phone on French language settings! We are more able to immersive ourselves in French from overseas than ever before.
Speak, Speak, Speak
While studying grammar and vocabulary is important as is reading french books and listening to French, by far the most important part of learning French is to speak it. This is why we provide the French via Skype service. You can talk to a french native at length from anywhere in the world.
The ultimate, travel!
What could be a better way to improve your French than to travel to a French speaking country!