I'm getting tired of French...
Help I want to be fluent in french but it's getting boring I've tried other websites they don't work either
Do you play any video games? Take a look at the language settings.. many games have them.. and if you can change them to french. I find is a great way to practice french without even noticing. I also listen to french music when I feel like taking a break from all the verbs and grammar.
I can second this. Always integrate language learning into whatever entertainment you use!
Hey Lucien! I connect very strongly with what you're feeling right now, as I myself am getting tired.
But from what I have learned it's that you need to keep going either way, these feelings are normal when learning a language. Learning a language doesn't come in a day or 2, it requires years of hard work. For example I've been learning French for 3 years now, and i still can't form a proper conversation!
There are some things that you may find extremely interesting, and others that you might find boring. These feelings come with every language.
Try to find reasons for learning French, and try to immerse yourself in French culture! Not to mention that by learning French, it's a gateway to Latin language! Think of the progress you've made, would you want to give it all up?
But at the end of the day it's up to you, it's never any good to learn a language you absolutely hate! You definitely won't regret learning a language, but if you are the judge.
Hopefully this helped! :)
According to my experience, if you want to become fluent, you have to go through these stages that you may perceive as boring.
What's your reason for learning French? I get my motivation from my curiosity -- I want to find out the "mechanisms" that work within a language. Each language has its own mechanisms, and I find it fascinating to see and compare the different ways languages have developed to express thoughts.
What is your reason for learning French?
What other ways are you using to learn? I like the suggestion to switch the language option for video games. I watch movies in spoken French when I have the option. If I want help, I will add subtitles in English, since that's my native language. This will probably sound silly, but I've found "The Thirteenth Warrior" (Le 13me Guerrier) to be a good choice. It's an action movie, so there are fewer words and an easy plot to follow. Plus there are many good quotes to learn in French. If a movie has the option of French subtitles, I have found that the subtitles often don't match the spoken French. It means you have more vocabulary to learn, which can be nice. I look up funny videos in French on the Internet, as well. "Parole de Chat" is a favorite, but beware the gros mots. It might be useful to know how to tell someone their breath is a chemical weapon in French. I also like to look up common French sayings. These are useful, and you might learn more about French culture in the process. Pierre Corneille had a lot of great quotes from his plays. "À vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire" is quoted by one of the cats in the "Parole de Chat" episode "Cache-Cache". So learning quotes can help with comprehension. It isn't as entertaining, but I've got a couple of French books for beginners, one of which has sound files so you can hear how it's supposed to sound as you practice your listening comprehension. When I find myself getting bored just doing online exercises, I switch things up. It helps keep me motivated, especially when I realize that I can understand most of a scene in a movie. And when I can come up with with an apt French quote. It's ridiculous how much that sort of thing impresses people.
The road to fluency is one which takes years to achieve. I started learning German 7 years ago. I do most of my Masters' work in German. There are still days where I question my fluency in the language.
If you're serious about getting fluent, you gotta prepare yourself for the long haul, buddy. It's a lifelong endeavor.
well i'd say that you would have to go through all the boring stages and then you'll become more and more fluent. Just remember why you wanted to do it. (or why somebody wanted you to do it)
Just imagine, something happens to a visitor that is french and he comes to your town, adn his child got hurt, and the docteurs needed to ask him questions, but he only speaks french, while they only speak english and then you're the only one that can talk to him! just think of it that way. you might become a hero that way if that happened.
Hi Lucien, if you don't have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language by living in the country or speaking with someone regularly , I suggest you listen to the language A LOT ! Doing exercices on a website or an app is good but you also need that words and full sentences come up into your mind right away . For that , what has worked for me was to watch tv series and talk shows.
You can find american (or british) series or movies dubbed in french (in streaming lots of them are available) . Find one TV show that you like and you will have about 22 episodes to watch in french . One episode of 40 mn every day will have a very good effect on your listening comprehension; you will learn the correct pronounciation and all the sentences and expressions that we often use . the actors who dub have a better french than in the french productions themselves. They articulate more , don't mumble , it would be easier to understand for a foreigner than a french serie or movie (....well that's my opinion)
Can you get news channels on your tv ? With your internet box maybe...or on the web...You can watch the news, the presenters also speak a more comprehensive language . Podcasts of a radio ? try rtl.fr and Europe1.fr ...
Well you need to do some research to find what's good for you, if you really want to become fluent , you need to be at the second step of your learning ( the apps and websites are the first one) . listen listen listen .... and one day speaking ;)