Learn French Language Fast – 7 Proven Tips

August 31, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Bonjour ! Today i want to share some important tips to learn the French Language rapidly. I will speak about the 7 most important ones. The French language is a beautiful language to learn and has a global importance. Aside from that learning a language makes you smarter. A lot want to learn the French language nowadays and if possible as fast as possible.

Here are my tips to learn the French language quickly!

Tip 1: What kind of learner are you? What kind of learning methods suit you best learning the french language. Some manage to learn a great deal through reading, others might need more visual aid and then again others learn great through audio. By figuring this out you can determine whether you need a higher emphasis on books, software or mp3′s for example.

Tip 2: Plan time for it well ahead if you have a busy schedule due to work, studies . Plan in any free time after working/college or in the weekends. Aside from that make a quick balance how much you spend on other activities at this moment. Language learning requires good planning.

Tip 3: Try to figure out what you are willing to spend learning french. After you set this make sure to follow your budget. Can you afford to have one on one private schooling? Can you afford a full immersion course at a French Language school in France? Some rather are not willing to spend a lot and would prefer to use free materials and Learn French Home Study courses. Research and find out what the costs are and try to create the best solution.

Tip 4: Do not procrastinate. Once you have set a time-plan and allocated your resources, stick to it!. Then evaluate your progress and make modifications on your following month if needed.

Tip 5: What are your main Goals regarding French fluency? Do you want to learn Conversational French that will help you through your travels and basic talks. Is your wish to become fluent being able to converse on deeper subjects and topics (e.g. business French) ?

Tip 6: Start by finding some French movies with English subtitles and the other way around. Watch some of your favorite movies in French. This to start getting the feel of the French Language and accent. Really start living in a French environment.

Tip 7: Try to find a French language partner online or offline with whom you can correspond over email or chat.

The above 7 crucial tips should help a great deal to learn the French language. I am passionate about my native language. It’s a great feeling to speak with others in a different language. Most importantly French language learning is really fun!

Learn French 16

August 18, 2009 by admin · 25 Comments 

Learn French 16 : The deck of cards

A deck of cards
= un jeu de cartes

a card = une carte

spade = pique
heart = cœur
diamond = carreau
clubs = trèfle

ace = as (♂)
deuce = 2 (deux)
3 = trois
4 = quatre
5 = cinq
6 = six
7 = sept
8 = huit
9 = neuf
10 = dix
(in terms of cards the numbers are always masculine)
jack (knave) = valet (♂)
queen = dame (or reine) (♀)
king = roi (♂)

Solution to the test :
- le trois de trèfle
- l’as de coeur
- le valet de carreau
- le roi de pique
- la dame de cœur
- le dix de trèfle
- le sept de pique

Merci à tous ^_^

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french language-french lessons-Learn to Speak French Confidently and Naturally

August 18, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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french language french lessons

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Nagisa Attempts To Learn French

August 16, 2009 by admin · 25 Comments 

An alternate telling of the storyline from the tenth episode. The audio’s pretty old, and the editing is pretty crappy, but try to enjoy. xD

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How To Learn A New Alphabet And Writing System

August 12, 2009 by admin · 6 Comments 

Not all languages can be learnt at the same pace. If you’re English for example, and try to learn German, you can jump right into improving vocabulary and practicing pronunciation and orthography, since the two languages use the same alphabet (for the most part), writing system and share almost the same grammar rules. The same goes for anyone speaking a Latin language as their mother tongue, trying to learn another Latin language (French – Italian for example). But when you’re trying to learn a language that has different rules on every single step of the way, you’re going to have to put a lot more effort into it.

From an English speaker’s point of view, these languages include Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Arabic, to name just a few. For each of these languages, you’ll have to start out from scratch with grammar, alphabet and writing system but fortunately, there are a few good ways to make this extra hurdle easier to jump over.

When learning a new writing system or alphabet, you’ll have to start out by learning a few symbols at a time, transliterating them to your own alphabet to see what letters they sound like. In some languages, particularly Russian, you’ll find that some of the letters look and sound just like their corresponding letters in your own mother tongue but make sure you don’t fall for “false friends”. False friend letters are letters that look the same, but sound completely different. For example, in the Russian alphabet, the letter “B” is not pronounced “Bee” like in English, but rather “Vee”. Additionally, H is N, C is S and P is R.

Your next step is practicing writing the letters you just learnt. This won’t just help you learn the actual writing style of that language, but it will also help you memorize these letters better. Some languages have a harder writing system for English speakers. For example, Chinese and Japanese require a lot more attention to detail when writing, than say, Russian, whose alphabet still resembles that of our own language.

After you’ve got some grip on writing words in your new language, practice it out by transliterating the words you write in your mother tongue, than back into the secondary language and so forth. One more “trick” to use is writing words in your own language, with the help of the new alphabet. This is a fun exercise but it’s not available for all languages.

Reading in your new language also helps writing stuff down and learning how to spell words correctly. Obviously, reading a text in a secondary language requires a bit of experience with it already, so this is more of an intermediate step. But when you get to the point where you can understand a text by reading it, do it as often as possible as it is crucial to be exposed as often as possible to the new language. Reading will also offer you a solid vocabulary increase and if you read out loud, you’ll also improve your pronunciation.

Last but not least, practice as often as possible and whenever you can. Try keeping a journal in the new language, even if it’s a “fake” one just to help you study. Write down a few sentences each day, it doesn’t matter for how much time. Just don’t let what you just learnt “cool off” or it will be harder to get back on top of it. 10 sentences each day can keep the writing level intact in your new language, if not increase it.

If you’re having trouble remembering the characters in your new language’s alphabet try this small trick: associate shapes or objects to each letter. This is harder to do for Japanese, Korean or Chinese, but rather easy and fun with Russian languages.

Once you’ve mastered the new alphabet and writing system, you can start learning that language like any other. Of course, it will still be difficult since it will have different grammar rules and maybe a different vocabulary setup than your own native language, but at least you’ve conquered the hardest battle, that of writing and understanding the new language and its alphabet.

Michael Gabrikow
http://www.articlesbase.com/education-articles/how-to-learn-a-new-alphabet-and-writing-system-186599.html

What is the best textbook in India to learn French from?

August 9, 2009 by admin · 1 Comment 

I need to literally learn French in a year. I know this is almost impossible but i have no choice. I am writing the ICSE Boards in March, and my 2nd language is French. I need to learn french and even get in some practice in writing compositions and letters. Are there any websites or books that can help me with this?

ken use Dondo, (very self explanatory)
or also Parle Vous francais
actually also depends on which board you are in, CBSE, ICSE,SSC, IGCSE, ect.
but i suggest u use the textbook in CBSE pattern. Its quite thorough/
even i needed 2 study french coz i had 2 migrate n since m from india its not exactly my mother tongue or sumtin….
u probably won be fluent at it studin for 1st time but practise makes it better i guess> no guarantee
if u want a quicker way of learning the language, suggest go 2 France , Paris for a vacation. You cant help but pickit up coz dats d only way 2 communicate…. theres also loadz of shoppin if ur girl ;D

gud luck

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How long will il take me to learn french?

August 5, 2009 by admin · 9 Comments 

Im very very very goog at learning and speaking new languages, but i only know 2 of them. Is french hard? How many years will il take me to master it? Which other language should i learn afterwards?? Is rosetta stone usefull in french? I owuld apreciate all your answers- Xion

I’ve been taking French classes for almost a year and it can be easy if you have a good instructor. You should start with the basics like numbers, letters, and simple phrases. Once you feel comfortable with that you can move on to more advanced things, from talking about the weather to caring on full conversations. As for how long it takes to learn, that depends on the student. Some get good within the first 2 years of lessons; for others 4 or more years is not uncommon. I personally have never tried rosetta stone but I hear that it is a great program and it might be the way to go if you need to learn the language quick for your job. However I believe the best thing to do would to read up on the subject in addition to taking classes. French is not hard. As long as you have a good teacher, a willingness to learn, and a positive mindset, you can master French in just a few short years

Bon Chance!!! (good luck)

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Learn French – Le visage

August 1, 2009 by admin · 2 Comments 

Learn French – Le visage

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Learn French – le visage vol2

July 28, 2009 by admin · 1 Comment 

Learn French Vocabulary. Watch Today’s Le Visage Lesson.

Learn French – le visage vol2

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Learn French 5

July 27, 2009 by admin · 25 Comments 

Learn French Phrases: This lesson covers 3 common used french Phrases. Learn to speak French for free.

*TO START DOING SOMETHING
= Commencer à faire quelque chose

→ I started learning Chinese.

= J’ai commencé à apprendre le Chinois.

*TO STOP DOING SOMETHING
= Arrêter de faire quelque chose

→ He stopped smoking last week.
= Il a arrêté de fumer la semaine dernière.

*TO GO ON DOING / CONTINUE TO DO SOMETHING
= Continuer à faire quelque chose (also « continuer de »)

→ This book is not very interesting, but I will continue to read it.

= Ce livre n’est pas très intéressant, mais je vais continuer à le lire.

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