hooray! I completed the french tree!
all in gold!!! I made sure to practice a lot and tried to take my time.
completed in 45 days <3
Thank you to this community for being helpful & supportive!
<333 all you lovelies!
I'm learning french in stages, so here are my resource.
After finished the french tree on Duo, I realized my grammar was weak, so I used kwiziq.com. It's the best grammar site I've found so far. It works similar to Duo.
Then I needed to work on pronunciation. I downloaded this free audio book. My listening skill improved immediately when I started using this book. https://archive.org/details/Les500ExercicesDePhonetique
I use italki.com to find free language partners but at the moment I'm paying $6-$9/hour to talk to professionals. Normally I have to pay $45-$60 for a single hour with a teacher. Here, I can have an hour everyday and it would cost the same. That's pretty much full immersion, and people only need a couple of weeks or months of immersion to be able to speak.
So with those three resources, I feel they cover all parts of the language. I hope it works for you as well. Good luck!
What a great goal - I love The Little Prince :) Do you have the bilingual version? It's very well laid-out so it's easy to check the English section when you need help. It comes with a CD too. It's much harder than Duolingo! The speech sections are usually OK but a lot of the narrative is written in imparfait, pluperfect and passé simple tenses often with pronominal verbs and often I get lost. And sometimes I can understand each word in a sentence but the actual meaning of the phrase is completely different from what I'd expect!
There’s a little bilingual section here too: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/reading/le-petit-prince/
At the moment I dip into the book, circle the vocab I don’t understand, learn it over time and then when I return to it I’m thrilled that I can understand the same sentence without having to check the English side of the page! Mostly I read much simpler French books or French magazines knowing that eventually I’ll be able to read The Little Prince x
That is seriously amazing! Finishing in a little over a month, you must've been really determined. I am in Lvl 6 and just finished my first checkpoint. I'm trying my best to do it everyday for an hour, it's difficult but hopefully I will be able to be fluent in French cause I love the language. Any tips?
thanks! ive always been a bit of a francophile and i just really wanted to see if i could learn french eventually. This platform provided a great "what if" scenario for me. As for tips, in this thread, LanguageButcher gave me some super leads for learning. Good luck to you!
Superbe! 45 jours n'est pas beaucoup! J'ai mis 2 mois environ pour l'arbre en indonésien, et pourtant, j'ai fait assez vite je trouve.
Quelle est ta langue d'origine?
Quelques conseils, je ne sais pas si tu es capable de comprendre mon (long) texte? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21969074
Comment fais-tu pour garder ton "streak". Ils me le remettent à zéro à chaque fois! Impossible d'avoir plus de 5 jours, ça revient tout le temps à 1. Il y a une heure, j'avais "2", maintenant c'est revenu tout seul à "1", alors que c'est le milieu de l'après-midi. N'importe quoi leur système...
Congrats!! wow, you completed the French tree with all in gold and in 45 days! That's a strong determination.
I guess, to strengthen your language skills, you must try to reach level 25 in French tree, that's the max in Duolingo. Also, try the reverse tree i.e., learning the English tree using French language.