Language Notebooks

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    Hi I am learning French, and I want to keep a dedicated notebook for this language. I am confused though, as to what to keep in my notebook. So if anyone could tell me what they keep in their notebook, if they have one, and give me some more inspiration, I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much.

    7 months ago

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    https://www.duolingo.com/Jim277669

    I write conjugations for irregular verbs, idiomatic expressions, and the odd vocabulary word that I know I will only see again rarely. The act of writing helps to reinforce these things for me.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiKiwi21

    Just anything that you struggle to remember or anything that you find difficult or confusing. Read it back at least once a day.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DiannaAmu

    Hi! In addition to what other people said, I like to write 5 helpful phrases a day! Just little conversation helpers that add a little extra to sentences. I try to always write down 5 new simple phrases along with 1 more complicated one to challenge myself!

    Along with that I write 5 vocabulary words for fun things or something I’m interested in. It’s good to write down common vocabulary words “apple, dog, neighbor” etc, but like today I looked up names of different flowers and wrote those down because I love flowers! I think it’s great to add a little something fun every day so you don’t get bored. Hope this helps!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zaitrancer
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    I sometimes write down groups of related vocabulary words for things in my house. For example, I might make a list of kitchen items such as knife, fork, spoon, plate, cup, oven, refrigerator, milk, eggs, etc. For practice I will actually go into the kitchen and use the list to physically locate the items and look at them while I say the French word to help reinforce the vocabulary.

    As another example, I will write a list of vocabulary words for items in my living room along with a list of prepositions such as above, behind, underneath, to the right of, to the left of, etc. Then I will physically move items around and talk out loud about items and locations, i.e. Le livre est sur la chaise.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lucyjobradshaw

    Salut, Julianna! I have a language notebook for French, and I write things like: Vocabulary words I just learned I try and write 2 sentences using new vocab everyday I write lyrics to French songs

    However, I think when keeping a notebook you should customize it to your own personal preference and what suits to your prefered method of learning.

    Bonne Chance!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sens44

    Bonjour!

    I have always kept a notebook for French. I write down the tips and notes for each section, along with example sentences, new vocabulary, and confusing sentences I come across in the exercises so I can figure out why I got them wrong and remember how to say it the correct way. I have one of those big 5-subject college notebooks. I'm almost finished with the tree and the notebook is almost full lol. It's a lot, but it will help you remember if you look through it and go over the examples and vocabulary every now and then.

    Bonne chance avec ton apprentissage!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

    I write down the things I might want to study. But I never study. I seem to learn these things just by writing them down.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Madeline004

    Hello! For me, whenever I learn a new word, I write it down in my notebook, with the definition besides it. It seems to imprint the word better in my memory then just trying to memorize it by heart. I also like to practice writing small sentences with virtually no meaning, just for practice. :) For me it really helps.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LeeBrownst1
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    When you get an item wrong, you can copy and paste the suggested answer into a text editor, and have a list of things to study.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabeDC
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    Nice approach! I do that, as well as copy helpful explanations (e.g., from the amazing Sitesurf) into the Stickies app on my Mac.

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabeDC
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    This goes beyond the world of notebooks, but I bought lots of pink and blue index cards. Whenever I miss the gender of a noun more than once, I encode it on the appropriate-colored card and then stick it in the index card file box. It makes for great review and reinforcement.

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    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

    Great idea!

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DiannaAmu

    Wow, this is a fabulous idea! I'll definitely use this for my own studies! :)

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/wcjerky
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    I'd recommend having a section dedicated for your mastery of numbers. It's extremely useful when in a French-based locale to recognize the correct amount necessary to pay.

    Un, deux, trois,...quatre-vingts-dix-sept, quatre-vingts-dix-huit, quatre-vingts-dix-neuf, cent....mille...million...millard...

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