https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abby1702203

How can I practice French if no one I know speaks it?

I don't know anyone who speaks french, so are there any ideas on how I could practice it other than duolingo?

July 18, 2019

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Yes!!

http://www.conversationexchange.com - you create an account and then search for practice partners. You can search by various criteria such as gender, age, nationality, hobbies. You can search for pen pals, audio chat partners, or video chat partners. You can use their internal messaging service if you don't want to give out your email address.

Also check out iTalki, weSpeke, Busuu, HelloTalk, Tandem, and goSpeaky.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin510765

Thanks, I was also wondering the same!

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BurhanQerimi

is it free?

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Yes! But you have to be at least 18 to use the service. (Please don't anyone mention their age here on Duolingo; it's against the guidelines)

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BurhanQerimi

im not 18 am young

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abby1702203

Thank you!

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicorn_Lion365

Thats sound great , but is it safe?

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taylor__Beck

Safer than your family when you break your streak

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jose604351

Try writing consistently in a journal in French, just about your everyday life. You get to quickly improve your skills and also get to figure out what words are missing from your vocabulary. Really helped me a lot.

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan139433

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31904661

I've saved this thread above, When you have no one to speak with: Tips on how to practice alone, which has many ideas.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Here's another one I forgot about, because I only recently learned about it. It's like the old Verbling chat service, where you can just hop into an impromptu chat in the language/difficulty level of your choice: https://www.free4talk.com/

And a link to an online article that talks about the various strengths and weaknesses of online language exchange sites: https://www.lifewire.com/free-language-exchange-websites-1357059

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BurhanQerimi

have you considerd paying a visit to any french-speaking countries? If not then you might wanna find online ways to chat with french-speaking countries. Or if that is not available as well then just practise on your own by speaking out loud..

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abby1702203

For now i will just have to go online because I don't have enough to go a french speaking country. I will definitely in the future though

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OctopusEtJardin

You've received a lot of good suggestions for outside duolingo, which I am totally npting down for myself.

In addition, might I draw your attention to these two threads right here on the duolingo forums, which I and another user have organised for French practice?

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33173025

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33167138

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/denden798

I highly recommend listening to french music and looking up the lyrics because it shows you how french people really talk (which is fairly different from the way we learn on duo and in school) as well as news/tv programs. There exists a program called "News in Slow French" for people who are learning and it has beginner and intermediate news. Listening and speaking practice is the best to improve your language skills as well as the way you think (if you can think in the language, your ability to use it gets exponentially better). Those were mostly listening tips but I just like singing the songs in the car to get my pronunciation going.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xewer

Fortnite, play fortnite and you will meet french people, sometimes they are bad people, but sometimes they are good ;)

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BYamane

The bots they used to have on here were so helpful for this exact reason :o

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taylor__Beck

Ehhhhh, a bot can't give you proper feedback, and it's own grammar / responses are just as likely to be incorrect

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KateBell20

That's a mood.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angellore-Raven

What is you native language ? If it's English you're lucky, many French people search an English speaking partner.

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tae-Vibes

I know french , do you want me to help you?

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abby1702203

Sure, thank you

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mofayo

you could get online textbooks or explore more check online. you could als watch videos for french

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raffo117357

i play a mobile named werewolf online where you have to guess who is a werewolf by chatting with other people, you can change the language to french, in my case i changed the language to german and i learned a lot of new words used in common conversations

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamRen156570

Check the "more" tab for Events near you. Mine shows a discussion group at a restaurant every Wednesday evening. I've been thinking about taking my daughter to it, since she has been studying French at a novice level and would benefit from some conversational immersion. Bonne chance!

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zclawren

Yes....this question is factual I'm most comfortable with sets 1& 2. Does anyone knows what grade level are the sets?

July 22, 2019
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