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Where/how to practice speaking French?

Hi guys! What are some of your suggestions or ways to practice speaking French using the internet?

November 8, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/prky
  • 2014

Google "Alliance Fran├žaise" for your area...your local AF will offer events where you can speak with other people, and classes you can take. Our AF also offers a book club and movies one can attend as well. Our AF even offers one on one tutoring...perhaps that could be arranged to be via skype or the internet. I speak with other French speakers (in person) once a week. It has boosted my confidence immeasurably. Bonne chance !

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Evangeline.Rose

Huh. What do you know. Just found out we have a branch in town. This was a resource I was completely unaware of. Thanks!

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/prky
  • 2014

Bonne chance !

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Evangeline.Rose

I've had the most luck with conversationexchange.com. It's free, there's no shortage of native speakers to talk to, and you can use the built-in messaging system until/unless you find somebody you feel comfortable skyping with.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mantepli

Merci Evangeline ! My French really needs some oral practice. :))

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

It's not the internet, but conversation classes or conversation exchange in person can't be beat.

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

We could start an online club in French. I have been thinking about this, to partner up with French natives that are learning English (or Spanish in my case) so we can help out with their needs too.

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/YannLeChasseur

Hello Mollyficent, The best way is having some friends in France or to go to France and speak with local people. I am in the position that we have a second home there and we go very often to that lovely village. Even in Winter because I did my hunting practice in Le Mans ( of course everything in French ) and from September until February is the hunting season. The theorie examen was a small book of 303 pages so you can imagine I am really good in the French language now. If I can help you further please send me a message. Greetings from Belgium/Gent, Jan

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/prky
  • 2014

Do you have French ancestors? If you have family members from French-speaking countries, or know of the town where your ancestors came from, you could research the town on the internet and/or contact the town hall; the staff there may be able to put you in touch with any family that may still be living in the area, or folks that may want talk/write to you. This is a great family history project. My Dad knew about a small town in Germany where some of his ancestors came from, contacted the town office, and ended up corresponding with his 5th cousins, and learning German for a trip to meet them! Wish we had Duolingo then!

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/prky
  • 2014

You could also try contacting the French Embassy in your country; they may have outreach programs, or resources/classes/further information you could tap into.

November 9, 2015
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