I just finished my French Tree!
After 81 days, I've finally finished it! I'm definitely going to be watching a lot of shows and movies in French. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to improve my French? Duolingo doesn't teach any of the literary tenses, so I don't know where to learn them.
If anyone has suggestions for what I should do next, please let me know. If you have any movie/TV show suggestions, I would love to see them!
Congratulations!!!!!! You can start re-working your lessons to keep them all gold, and start reading some of your favorite books, but in French! If you already know the plot then you will be able to understand the book, but at the same time you will be reviewing your French skills!
Congratulations! There is a lot of content on YouTube, from children's stories to movies with and without sub titles. Search for what interests you. You can start with closed captioning on then turn it off when you don't need it. After finishing my french tree I thought finding reading content at the appropriate level rather challenging. You want something a little challenging to hold your interest and grow, but not so hard as to be frustrating. If buying e books you can usually download a sample first to give you a feel for the difficulty.
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I haven't finished my tree yet, but I purchased Harry Potter l'ecole des sorcier, and then also the audio for it. I listen while I 'read'. You might like it even more!
Good job! I'm working toward completing mine but I'm going back and repeating a lot. Just got to level 15 and I'm at "Adverbs 3" I'm also listening to Michel Thomas cds every day when driving and Paul Noble when walking. There is also a 52 episode PBS series called French in Action http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html that you can watch on Annenberg Media. I ordered the textbooks (used, on amazon) for the series and am working through that with each episode. Congratulations!
Thanks for the series! Although I think you should spend a bit more time reviewing the notes. It took me longer than 32 days to get to where you are right now, but I will definitely watch the series!
They have French meetup groups on the app meetup you can try or you can cheat like i did and start dating a french person to save time :)
These two are good French movies I have watched recently: Qu'Allah bénisse la France and Un prophète. Enjoy!
Get a copy of the Easy French Reader by R. de Roussy de Sales. The most recent edition (3rd) has audio available from a website for some of the stories (I think earlier editions had a separate CD for this.) You should have no problems reading this and the book will help your reading and vocabulary skills. If you read out loud with the audio, it might help your pronunciation and speaking skills, too.
Nice going. Next, I would suggest keep doing Strengthen Skills and get to level 25 and beyond. You will find new material and vocabulary while reviewing older material. I have been at it for 9 months and have over 32000 xp and am hit with new material everyday. I have also been watching french programs on Netflix. The french series Les Revenants (The returned) is good as the conversations are slow and pretty clear. I watched the series with English subtitles first and now am watching it again with french subtitles. Beware that the series has adult content. Best wishes!
Wow This show looks great and got good reviews I think I am going to try it out, and hopefully it helps!
hi i have a question. i am going at a pace of 300 xp points per day how many days it should take for me to finish the whole tree?
If you keep that up, you'll probably finish before me. I did around 400 during the weekends, and 50-200 on week days.
I am playing World of Warcraft in French now (You have to buy the EU edition). Helps a freaking ton!
Hey! For shows, you should try Call My Agent! It's on Netflix and I've watched it twice through-- the second time without the captions! Nice job on finishing your tree!