https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Suggestions for after finishing the tree :)

I've almost finished my French to English tree! Yaay! But what can I do after completing it to keep improving my French? I'm open to any suggestions :3

December 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

I watched TV shows, played video games and I've read books when I was learning English. I am doing the same with German and it is improving slowly.

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Video games! I didn't think of that :O That's very creative. I learned English by gaming when I was a kid, it works wonders!

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

Currently, I am watching all my TV shows in German and playing Pokemon in German. My grammar is improving without me realizing because I can notice if a sentence makes sense or not. However, this method has its limits for language with a smaller amount of speakers like : Hungarian, Czech, Romanian. The number of video games and TV shows in those languages are very hard to find :/

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

I can imagine that! At school we watched Die Welle without subtitles :) Since Dutch is pretty similar to German it was relatively easy to understand, although it did improve that. Writing is still hard for me, but by listening to German I think I can notice mistakes in sentence structure much easier :)

You have an amazing streak! Wow :D

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/drtiny
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Reading is very useful, try doing so aloud, it will be an exercise for the pronunciation as well. You can get lots of free books here (the copyright is expired, totally legal) https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Accueil

Watching TV is good as well, the following are my favourites shows, both about science, for kids/youngster:

-C'est pas sorcier https://www.youtube.com/user/cestpassorcierftv

-On n'est pas que des cobayes https://www.youtube.com/user/cobayesf5

You shouldn't forget to do something more active, like writing and speaking, possibly with a native speaker

-Lang-8 for writing http://lang-8.com/

-Speaky for speaking https://www.gospeaky.com/

Another sensible thing to do is to study in french, but maybe it's too soon for this kind of stuff https://www.france-universite-numerique-mooc.fr/ (lots of courses about interesting stuff)

Don't forget to start slowly, never losing patience or trust in your abilities: set a goal and you'll reach it, eventually ;)

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Thank you for helping me! Your response is so though out and in depth, I love it :)

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

Movies, books, songs, read news in French, watch videos on YouTube about things you like. I did it to improve my English.

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Thank you! Those are a lot of ideas. I'll keep them in mind :3

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

You're welcome! Good luck on your studies!

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chats_Chiens

do the reverse tree

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnLiotta

The other suggestions are solid if you are looking to mess around elsewhere. But if you want to improve here the best thing to do is the reverse tree.

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Sounds like a solid idea :D I'll try it

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sabina436635

There's such a thread every couple of weeks. I don't mean to offend you, but I do think you should do some research first. I think maybe a moderator should make a sticky with the most helpful responses or something. To answer your question, you can do simply anything to improve your French - just use the language and keep it fun and interesting. Try to find some videos/books/magazines etc. connected with what you are interested in. Besides, you can switch your phone to French if you are not afraid of accidentaly deleting a number or a picture (which is what I once almost did and now I know that "supprimer" means "delete" ;)) Bon courage!

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Oh sorry, I guess I forgot to search. You're absolutely right. Thank you for helping me!

December 6, 2015
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