Reverse French-English tree Forum!
Is there anyone else who’s learning French through the reverse tree? I totally feel like you learn so much more with the reverse tree, because it actually makes you respond mostly in french rather than translate the sentences from french to english, as the regular tree does.
The only bad things are that forums are less helpful because you (usually) can’t comment on something about the french side of the question. Also, there’s no french audio, only english.
Let me know what you think about it so we can discuss about it!
I think it is very helpful. To be honest the french tts audio is not very reliable anyways, so you do not miss out on alot there. If you want to hear french pronounced properly it is much better to read the stories. I find reading the french discussions can actually be helpful too. The only discouraging thing is I noticed quite alot of errors and unnatural phrases in the English sentences themselves in the french to english course. I also found I did not get any practice in imparfait/ passé composé as the reverse tree does not separate the past tenses, so it is possible to just get by with whichever past tense you feel more comfortable with and similar problems with other skills that are usually a french learners problem areas, but aren’t focused on in the reverse tree because they aren’t used in English. Otherwise, I think doing the French to English tree is great! Definately gives you more practice in conjugating verbs.
Quite a few people do this, but from what I gather they typically prefer to do it after completing the regular tree, to shore up the knowledge they've already picked up.
Personally, I'm holding off on doing it until after I complete the regular tree because I'm a braggart and want to show off a little French flag at level 25.
BTW, I started a club for French to English reverse tree and it has filled up mainly with kids that are studying English, sometimes with as little as level one English. This is especially true since clubs were increased to 50 members. I guess it is an English club now, and the kids complain if someone writes in French. But at least they participate! I'd still love to have a strictly reverse tree club!
I am Canadian, and I have the same objections concerning the spelling, etc., but as far as speech goes, I just turn off the speech part - I don’t need it anyway because I am already a native English speaker. It’s not going to change my Canadian English. It’s the French I want. Or am I not getting the point?
It means that it will assume that French is your native language and present the instructions to you in French until you toggle back to your native language. It will appear as if you have lost all your progress, but when you switch back to your first language your progress will be displayed again.
It will a bit more complicated than switching between language courses that have the same user language, yes. The totality of your flags will be visible in some places and not in others; we will be able to see them all here in the discussion pages, for example.
It will actually be an American flag since it teaches a type of American English, and it won't specify to us what language you're "learning" it from.