Are you stuck with your French learning? Do you feel that you are unable to make any progress? This can happen to anyone learning a foreign language. All we need to do is find time and sources that can help us learn things in short bites very quickly. But yes, that’s what is probably your question “where is the time?” Let’s look at some things that can be done quickly in five minutes and productively use that time to learn French.
Effective tips and tricks
Write down the words
Just jot down as many words as you can in five minutes. You can choose an order to go by. This can start with greetings, some very commonly used words related to food, daily routine, habits or hobbies, travel, work, or even entertainment. Also, write down the words that you have learned in your class. Writing things helps in better retention for a longer period of time. You can use a small book that can be carried along. You can refer to this vocabulary of yours whenever you have time.
There are many language learning apps that can be installed on your phone. These apps are a great way of improving your vocabulary. You can keep listening to a word or phrase repetitively until you master it. Most of the apps offer very short and simple exercises that are fun and give you a picture of where you stand.
Start with just five minutes a day where you practice French aloud for five minutes a day. You can also use the method of shadowing and repeat everything that you hear. Just start with a simple three-to-five-minute French audio podcast or a video and repeat everything the speaker says. This way you are able to familiarise yourself with the pronunciation and become comfortable with the vocabulary. Start with words that are very commonly used so that you can comfortably carry a simple conversation.
Read in French
You don’t need to carry those heavy books anymore to be able to read in French. Your phone is your best companion in learning French. You can quickly go through some news headlines or read a few sentences in French on your phone. The best thing would be to change your phone settings to French. This way you get a chance to read, re-read and practice some very frequently used words, and get used to them.
Listen to French songs
This can be a fun way to learn. Listen to French songs and try to follow the lyrics. Find your favorite genre, enhance your vocabulary and use it wherever possible.
Why is it good to use five minutes per day to learn French?
Microlearning or using short bursts of time to learn something new every day does not burden you. You can use your free time in a very good manner and keep moving forward in your journey of learning French without being overwhelmed.
If you are able to recall and retain things that you have learned by practicing for just a few minutes a day, your motivation is also very high which is essential to keep going forward.
Just practice for five minutes a day multiple times and achieve your goal of learning French.