How to Learn French Fast (7 Steps Guide)
French is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, and there are over 220 million French speakers across the globe, according to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Considering the many cultural contributions that France has given us in Arts -Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Degas, Gauguin, Caillebotte, Rodin, Pissarro, Signac, arguably van Gogh, Music -Ravel, Debussy, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Stravinsky, arguably Chopin, 41 Heritage sites that are preserved under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), philosophy, literature, architecture, political ideas, historical wonders, cuisines, fashion, films, croissants and champagne etc. Learning French, brings with it, immense personal and professional benefits irrespective of your age or skill level!
Let’s now take a look at the 7 steps that will get you there!
1 – Improve your listening to improve your French speaking.
A sure shot way to learn a language is to grasp it in all its aspects: words, speech, accent, pronunciation, speed, intonation, pause between sentences, pitch etc, properly. Listen to authentic resources to build on your hearing, such that you can identify German from amongst many spoken languages.
2 – Watch German movies with English subtitles and if possible the same English movies with German subtitles.
This will enable you to grasp the spoken language faster. Try mimicking the dialogues to get a hang if the native language.
3 – Practice listening and speaking from authentic audio resources using transcripts.
Listen to the audio resources. Don’t look through transcripts just yet. Repeat listening for a few more times and sort of settle on what you hear. Now look through the transcripts and assess your understanding. Now repeat-hear the same audio with the transcript to engrave the correct understanding.
4 – Use the internet to its best capabilities
Look to practise and learn more with free apps such as Duolingo, Multibhashi etc.
5 – Look to practise with resources such as flashcards
The most proven resources for learning are flashcards and at the moment Anki and Memrise are deemed to be the best flashcards applications available to learners. You could either practise with their existing decks or create your own.
6 – Use Mnemonics to seek help
Wherever possible I suggest matching a French word or phrase with something humorous that exists in your native language to learn better. This makes learning not so dense to grasp and progress with
7 – Study the French grammar and byheart the rules
Studying grammar would help you bring your own sentences properly using accent marks or diacritics and many other rules that apply to the French language. This is yet another way to learn a language appropriately.
France, officially the French Republic, French France or République Française, is a country in northwestern Europe. Historically and culturally it is amongst the most important nations in the Western world. France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps and the Pyrenees, France has long provided a geographic, economic, and linguistic bridge joining northern and southern Europe. It is Europe’s most important agricultural producer and one of the world’s leading industrial powers.
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