How To Learn French?

Importance of Speaking and Learning French Language

How To Learn French 300x268 How To Learn French?

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After English, French is a language spoken by more then a hundred and seventy five people in approximately twenty nine countries. French is widely taught in majority of colleges and universities across the globe.

French is regarded as one of the most emotional and romantic of all the languages and this is why you come across a lot of romantic novels and poems which have been translated from French.

This article will serve as a quick guide for those who really want to know how to learn French.

Free French Learning Tips for Beginners

Buy a Good French Dictionary and Grammar Guide

The foremost thing you need to do is buy a handy English to French dictionary; spend a reasonable time understanding how a word in English is spelled and pronounced in French. Also purchase a quality book on French grammar so as to familiarize yourself with the tenses and verbs in French—although usage of most of the tenses in French share similarity with those of English but the structure may differ.

Think French Words and Phrases

Another simple and tested way to learn French is that whenever something comes in your mind; try to translate it into French. For instance, say to yourself: “You are beautiful” in English and then Too ess tray bell” in French. Cool! Frequently practice this tip while you are driving, walking, jogging, cooking, swimming etc.

Listen to French Music

Quit listening to English songs and French up your music taste. Listen to old and new French songs while focusing on the lyrics; this will also bring your closer to the French culture.

Improvise Your Vocabulary: Talk in French

Try to converse with your family and friends in French; you will be amazed at how much you learn this way. You can also practice writing and speaking French with your pen pals who speak French or any French instructor in a nearby college.

French Up Your Stuff

On small paper chits, write in French the name of your daily use items and tape those items with these labels. This way whenever you see the items and their French name, the language learning process will become easy and interesting at the same time.

Hope you find these simple tips useful. Happy French-ing!

  • http://www.speakingoflove.net Sally Brown

    Hi,

    I took three years of French in high school (which was many moons ago), and 2 quarters in College about 18 years ago. Anyway, I have never been able to speak it fluently.

    I can usually understand reading it, and sometimes understand when people are talking (unless they talk too fast). However, being able to speak it is something I haven’t mastered.

    I will try some of the things you have recommended. One day I hope to go to France. Sally