French - vision to go on - what's next?
I want to give vision and courage to anyone interested in learning more…
I am progressing in French and I found that duoLingo is an excellent free service but you cannot rely only on it to learn a language.
It is more complex than just that and I recommend trying other services in parallel.
For example I want to recommend you to try FluentU it is really useful with nice tips.
I studied also using Ciep’s material. By the way it helped me to pass the DELF A1 exam a while ago and after I applied for B1 and passed too. So I really recommend it for anyone seriously interested to study French for such exams.
There are a lot of resources on the internet. Please check this nice list
I really want to encourage you to not give up! It requires diligence but above all: INTEREST…
Think why do you want to learn French (or whatever skill) and keep that in mind. Make a “covenant” with yourself and do not “betray” you yourself!
Probably the best way to learn a language is to speak it. You can start learning the basics then try to listen words, phrases and expressions as much as possible. Next try to repeat yourself in audible voice (imitate what you heard even if it is not that clear...). Practice phrases and simulate conversations (if you are alone do the parts of both interlocutors) and as soon as you have any chance (make a chance!) talk with someone. After all why do you would want to learn a language if it is not to speak!
I practice sometimes with my 7 years old son… He obviously learned much faster than me. It is because he just speaks with his friends...
If nothing works than just have a good time learning. I am sure it will work.
Have a good learning!
Any suggestions on helpful podcasts? I have found it difficult to find appropriate feeds. Any advice gratefully received, Best regards,
This blog has several different lists.
Wonderful websites and wonderful list of websites. Really it helped me so much. And these websites not at French only, but it will help me to learn all the languages. Merci beaucoup.
This is the best list of links that I've seen for French. Have some more lingots!
How true! And yes, for any language. I started playing (literally) with Spanish on my phone, just less than four years ago. Now I am dabbling with high intermediate and have a huge base of what I'm familiar with, more and more comes to me every time I hear Spanish.
Just this month, I started on French. Wow! I can't say I have anything yet but I am finding it so much easier than I expected. Wow. I definitely look for other opportunities to listen (truly the key), speak (the necessity) and also read and write. Youtube is invaluable. I especially like Señor Jordan's Spanish children's stories starting with 'el mono'. They help me practice my pronunciation and learn sentence structure painlessly. Now I am on the hunt for such resources in French. Thanks to you and all you who left comments. I now have a lot to explore. Merci beaucoup ! Lingots...