I just had my first conversation lesson on skype
And I did great. I consider myself an A2, I read a lot, watch a lot of french youtube with subtitles and I listen to a lot of French music but speaking is speaking and I did great for my level .
And I have been in duo for only 3 months, yay!!! I recommend hiring a private lesson, I did it on italki. I made some friends in verbling that have helped with with my French but a private lesson is so much better.
Cool, I'm planning on hiring some private lessons through italki once I've completed the tree. Who did you use? Would you recommend them?
Glad to hear about your success, and your story will inspire others. I started writing essays in French on www.lang-8.com, and the entire process has helped me to start thinking in French. By personalizing the words, by telling a story about something meaningful to you, those words and phrases are now attached to you, making them very easy to remember.
It is also validating to have a native speaker check your grammar, spelling, verb conjugations and sentence structure. Studying corrected essays and stories prevent habits carried over from your native language.
That is great. Thanks for sharing. I have been thinking about doing this, all the Youtube polyglots recommend it. I have some questions, how are you going to do it, how many times a week? Did you use a book or something or the tutor told you what to do, how does it work?
I go to https://www.verbling.com/community for my weekly "luck lesson". It's hard for A2 to get a good lesson sometimes since people who are more advance get in the lower leves and just talk and talk and talk. However I kind of know who is good and who is not. I would like to do italki at least once a week but if I can afford more I'd like to do it more. I don't have a book, I just memorized some basic facts about me and I also use a lot the Bravolol app. I have a mac and it read to me in French so I can practice what I want to say. I just really want to speak it.
Thanks for your answer. I think talking is the best way to learn. In some cities there are Meetup groups to practice, maybe there is something like this in your city.
Yes, there's one in my area and now I feel more ready to go. But using verbling community is cheaper because it's at home. But I'd like to make friends who are learning.
Wow that's great, I wish I could do that too, though I'm still a very green beginner :3 :) But I have my hopes up...
Thanks for sharing! Glad it went well :) Might have to give it a try myself one day.