How to learn French in 3 months?
The French language is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other languages d’oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France’s past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.
Some of the best ways to learn French in just 3 months
1. Immerse yourself
It’s almost impossible to learn a new language, or at least to learn it rapidly, unless you begin thinking in that language. But how do you think in a new language you can’t yet speak? Ingratiate yourself with the community and you’re halfway there! The answer is to simply immerse yourself in it. Travelling in a foreign country allows you to continuously hear the sounds, rhythms, and inflections of a new language–spoken on the streets, in buses, on television, etc. Your brain will already start to process and interpret a new language.
2. Forget translating: think like a baby!
How do babies learn a language? Through imitation, repetition of sounds, and above all, by not being shy or self-conscious. So what if your pronunciation is a little off, or you can’t remember the proper conjugation? Just start talking, even if it seems like babbling. Resisting the urge to translate everything into your native language can be the single fastest shortcut to fluency.
Rather than walking up to the restaurant or giving your host family a pre-memorized phrase for what you’re going to order, simply listen to how the locals order their food, and then imitate them as best you can. The same goes for greetings, small talk, etc. Watch their facial expressions as they say the words; study how they move their mouths. Copy these expressions and sounds just like a baby would. Whether you understand what they mean exactly or not, eventually you will begin simply calling upon these sounds/phrases/words inappropriate situations. They’ll appear, as if by magic. This is the gateway to thinking in a new language.
3.How do you say?
Besides common greetings, the one phrase you should memorize and always have at the ready is the phrase “How do you say that / what is that called?” By being an inquisitive traveller, one who is always asking questions, you befriend the local people. You’ll find that over time they’ll open up to you, making it easier to initiate conversations. These daily interactions with the locals are your best teachers: set a daily goal for yourself of having X number of conversations each day–asking people about things you’re interested in, but don’t know the words for. Even if you can’t finish the conversation, you’re on the way.
4. Write it
After having conversations, jot down the things you remembered hearing but didn’t quite understand. After having conversations, jot down the things you remembered hearing but didn’t quite understand. Then go back and use your dictionary. Look up the words, piece the conversation back together in your mind. Then, next time you have a conversation, use what you learned.
Besides helping me focus, they also became handy reference guides
5. Local TV, music, movies
Watch movies, listen to music, sing songs, and browse newspapers and magazines. It’s fun and helps improve your pronunciation and comprehension. I often stumble when trying to read French script.But by watching French music videos and following the lyrics, I learned many new characters and also began pronouncing words more accurately.
6. A world of friends / than going solo.
While individual classes can be highly beneficial for unsurpassed attention, group classes with friends can greatly aid learning. Having a friend to practice with helps you get better, and you can also learn from the different mistakes different people make. On the other hand, venturing out solo in a foreign country forces you to speak with local people–say the person riding next to you on the bus, or standing in line at the market. It also prevents you from relying on a friend with stronger language skills to do the talking for you in key exchanges such as asking for directions or buying food.
7.Talk to yourself
Make a schedule for learning Tweak your schedule if it has been a little too heavy considering the time that you have at hand so that it works for you. In the last week of the first month, I recommend you keep practising and adding to your flashcard decks, resume listening to a French podcast or radio show, French playlists, and conversations with native speakers this week. You will also find your listening to have improved significantly and you would be able to identify spoken words better. So why not try some of the great YouTube videos available.
8.Track your progress
Review yourself, your progress, your learning to see how far you’ve come in just a few weeks, even if you weren’t able to study as much as you wanted. You’ll be amazed by your progress and find it hard to believe that at one time, you could barely pronounce Annyeong! (As long as you studied consistently and didn’t give up, you won’t be looking back!
Last and actually most important! Make friends with French people. Some of them may also be interested in your culture and language and may want to talk to you as well. Don’t be shy, but don’t be obnoxious either. People in France don’t usually like being accosted by foreigners to practice on, so just be respectful and you should be fine. That’s why friends are the way to go.
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