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My favorite French links and Tips

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You need to try out French Together, it has been really helpful. https://frenchtogether.com/about/

Other links: https://francebienvenue1.wordpress.com/ http://www.online-languages.info/french/index.php http://www.frenchlearner.com/vocabulary/ https://lingvist.io/ https://www.italki.com/home http://www.memrise.com/app/

Dictionaries: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french http://www.audiofrench.com/

Reading and listening: http://www.loyalbooks.com/language/French http://www.learnoutloud.com/content/blog/archives/2014/07/5_free_classic_french_novels.php http://readlang.com/ https://www.duolingo.com/comment/14541018

Tips: I love making French sentence flashcards. Writing them out by hand is a great way to make all those sentences stick. Study them before you go to bed. not only does this help you get everything into long-term memory, but it also helps you sleep better!

Don't set unrealistic amounts of study per day because you probably won't be able to keep it up, and you won't enjoy it as much. Listen to French all the time. Audio books, Movies, TV shows, whatever works.

<pre> Learning two languages at the same time: </pre>

https://www.livelingua.com/blog/learning-two-languages-at-the-same-time/ Find someone to talk to in French. This is probably the best thing you can do

For Beginners: Don't learn unnecessary vocabulary at first. I good question to ask yourself is: "can I see myself using this word?"

Best of Luck to all!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Basiloprof
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Hi ! Thanks a lot for that !

I am a french native speaker and french teacher. Here are some useful links I give to my students so as they can learn french on their own:

• Watch TV in French on France 24 (also on an application for your phone), with subtitles in French or English: http://www.france24.com/fr/

• RFI (Radio France Internationale) (also on an application for your phone), listen to the radio in French and learn the language with exercises and culture thanks to this website: https://savoirs.rfi.fr/en

Every day there is a 10-minute radio news in “easy French” (« Journal en français facile ») with the transcription (written text): https://savoirs.rfi.fr/en/apprendre-enseigner/langue-francaise/journal-en-francais-facile

• This is a great website to learn French from the TV channel TV5 Monde. You can learn from level A1 to B2 and select the language of the menu: http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/en

• Another website from TV5 Monde for beginners (A1/A2) to learn French and discover the French culture with web documentaries and short videos: http://parlons-francais.tv5monde.com

• This is another website from TV5 Monde to learn how to write French properly with spelling exercises/dictations from level A1 to C2: http://dictee.tv5monde.com/

• This is a great website to learn French from level A1 to C1 with a lot of exercises and you can also prepare yourself for the DELF exams: http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/

• This is a good website with 40 hours of exercises to practice your speaking, listening and pronunciation skills in French. It is for levels B1/B2: http://fad-fle.net/

• This is the MOOC French platform. Here, you can follow courses to learn French (for example a 7 weeks A2 French class to discover Paris and the French language and culture with the Alliance française). Stay tuned to see when there are new courses online and when the next sessions begin: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/cours/#filter/subject/langues?page=1=50

Ebooks and audiobooks:

• 500 very famous books of the French literature available for free on the website of the TV5Monde channel: http://bibliothequenumerique.tv5monde.com/

• Thousands of free ebooks from classical French and world literature, all in French: https://www.ebooksgratuits.com/

• Thousands of free audiobooks from the classical French and world literature, all in French: http://www.litteratureaudio.com/

Multilingual dictionaries (translation):

• The most famous French dictionary “Larousse” to translate from and into English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese and Arabic: http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/bilingues

• To translate complete sentences in context from and to 12 languages (also on an application for your phone “Reverso Context”): http://context.reverso.net

French unilingual dictionaries:

• The most famous French dictionary “Larousse”: http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais

• The very complete “Wiktionnaire” from Wikipedia (also on an application for your phone): https://fr.wiktionary.org

• Another useful dictionary from Reverso: http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/francais-definition/

• A very good website to learn French expressions and idiotic French expressions, along with their etymology and story! Subscribe to the newsletter to receive one expression with its explanation on your email every day: http://www.expressio.fr/

• Some other really precise dictionaries from the « Trésor de la langue française » and « Académie française » (for advanced level C1/C2): - http://www.cnrtl.fr/ - http://atilf.atilf.fr/ - http://atilf.atilf.fr/academie.htm - http://atilf.atilf.fr/academie9.htm

• One good website from the Québec government that explains common grammar mistakes in French and what is correct and incorrect: http://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/ressources/bdl.html

French unilingual dictionaries to learn colloquial French, verlan, slang and argot:

• Colloquial French, slang and argot from the 19th century to nowadays: http://www.languefrancaise.net/Bob/Introduction

• French slang, argot and verlan as it is spoken in French ghettos: http://www.dictionnairedelazone.fr/

• Rap is a good way to learn the French slang, and here is a good website to understand the colloquial French of the French rap songs. Each sentence of a song has an explanation to explain its hidden meaning and vocabulary: https://genius.com/artists/Rap-genius-france

Enjoy !

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaReina129379

Wow, thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7
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Thank you so much for taking time and putting interesting French links in one place. :)

I am aware of the French Aware website, I subscribed for their newsletters some time ago. Believe me, they are the most useful! Each of the mails have something interesting about French and help practise French conversations. I have treasured each mail and each mail is going to remain in my inbox for quite some time. The other links are super useful. I tried out the websites mentioned in the 'Other Links' section, the links are so helpful, it's one stop for learning French. Oh, and thank you for the amazing vocabulary website! :)

Dictionaries, yes, they are super helpful too. Though, I mostly use my dictionary, I end up finding several more words I wouldn't have known has I used online dictionaries.

I didn't go through the reading and listening section, I can assume that there will be the resources I need most. :)

My opinions, it depends on the others. I usually don't use flashcards. I am pretty unorganised and am a little too lazy to make one even though I am interested in something. Handmade flash cards just don't suit me. I also agree that it might be a source of motivation and dedication for some others,... after all, they made the flash cards themselves. :) Now, I wouldn't mind studying pre-made flashcards or going to a flashcards making website like Quizlet. https://quizlet.com

I do not understand your last line. Unnecessary vocabulary? When does vocabulary become unnecessary? We might use it some day. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TempeO
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everyone has a favorite study method. I tried quizlet and it was fine. I just prefer writing them out. sorry that my last line was unclear; I meant unnecessary vocab. for beginners. with more words it seems harder to remember everything.(in my opinion)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneysha7
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I agree. It becomes unusually difficult to learn a lot of vocabulary as a beginner. During the beginner stage, one must learn things that might used a lot in the language. Conversation based, mostly. We can slowly accumulate more vocabulary as we advance in the language. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kieloo

You're right, every word may be used one day. But it makes sense to start by learning the most common words first, because these are words you'll find in almost every sentence and knowing them will allow you to quickly make progress.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marshall2125

Good info.

2 years ago
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