Hello! I began learning french 4 days ago and, I was wondering if anyone had any advice such as how to take notes, sites to visit, anything would be really helpful. Thanks for reading this and comment any advice you have! (':
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Read the tips before each lesson.
Do not take each lesson to level 5 before moving on. Instead take five lessons to level 1. Then take those five to level 2, and the next five to level 1. Then take the first 5 to level 3, the second five to level 2, and another five to level 1. Move down the tree in this fashion so that you keep returning to earlier lessons to reinforce what you have learned. This "spaced repetition" is proven to strengthen long term memory. This exact system is not the only way, but whatever method you use, be sure it includes spaced repetition.
Duolingo's recommended way of progressing through the course is described in this blog post: https://blog.duolingo.com/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-with-duolingo/
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/ has great grammar explanations.
I believe taking notes is a waste of time.
Hello ! I started learning french at New Years - and this is how I do it. I choose one (like basic 1) and max it to 100%/level 5, while getting it to level 5 I also take notes on what I learned or what I think is difficult. If there are any words that I might think is hard to remember I usually write them down, to test myself during my work-hours( last two words were Happy and Funny in French, I always mixed them up, now they are easy.) I do the Stories on this website, and I'm still trying to find some good podcasts, but I think I'll have to wait because my french is still not that great.
Answer: i just wanted to tell you that pronounciation in French is a bit difficult because some letters aren't pronounced like in English. I suggest wordreference. you can type any word you want, it gives you the translation and you canlisten to the pronounciation of the word. Hope I've helped.
i know a lot of people who will practice a language for a bit, then watch a movie or something in the language they're learning and try to translate along with what they're watching and take notes on what they struggle with or still need to learn so they can revisit those specific things
I take notes as well as repeat the lessons over and over. The ladder recommendation is a good way to go about it. That's exactly what I do as well. Just take the first lesson for a few different concepts and then return to the top and come down again. Also, you can use what you have learned and write paragraphs or random sentences. Try combining different concepts into one sentence. For example, Je travaille avec mon pere en un universite. Lastly, whenever you can, try saying sentences in French throughout your day. You will learn and others can too!
I honestly started complementing Duolingo with YouTube videos, give it a try to the numbers specially; also you can write down sentences or start to conjugate the verbs in a notebook, so when you get to the French lessons everything will be so much easier and storage in your brain. Good Luck!
Hi! Reading tips is so important by the way. You can take a look to verb types. There are 4 types of verbs and i am an A1 finisher. I went to course but duolingo helps me to not forget French. You can watch French series. (I like The Circle: France) I wanted to help you i hope i could help you !! :)
hallo! i've been learning french for a week now but i find it weird that it only teaches the singular form of the verb (ex. j'ai, tu as, elle a) and not the plural for we,you,them....is it going to further on? or do i have to check it out on my own? does anyone know? thanks for helping!
Evangelia - you've barely scratched the surface!
Looking at your progress through Duome - http://duome.eu/EvangeliaZ5/progress - you've taken the first few skills as far as you can go, level 5. You've done 6 skills... of 158...
Now is not the time to be wondering what's included in the other 152 skills. Now is the time to be thinking "I've got a heck of a long way to go..."
By the way, before you go any further, have a read of this... https://blog.duolingo.com/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-with-duolingo/
Hello @xbluevbionics. Yes hit the lightbulb to READ THE TIPS then you won't ask dumb questions on the forums.
I don't take notes. I had a good grounding in French right through my school years and have kept up the interest. It still requires real effort because slipping back to your mother tongue is easier and unfortunately the whole world seems to speak English now.
Listen, listen, listen to anything in French - eg Duo and any other language learning apps, Youtube, French radio and TV news. Watch the French version of your fave series. Read French magazines onlinebor at your local library. Play songs in French.
I look forward to seeing your progress in six months or so.