Top 5 Ways to Learn French

May 3, 2012


ways to learn french

We live in a small world, with different cultures interacting almost on daily basis. So it comes as no surprise that more and more people are learning foreign languages to be able to interact with each other.

One of the most popular languages to learn is French. If you are just getting started, you may be asking yourself which are the best ways to learn French? Today, I want to help answer that question.

Online Courses

When it comes to learning another language it is important to pick the right structured learning course. Most language students choose an online course or classroom experience to make sure they are learning the proper syntax and grammar as well as vocabulary.

There are so many online courses and software programs online, that it’s hard to know which is right for you. Just make sure that you take a free trial before spending money on anything. A good course, like Rocket French, will offer a 100% money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied.

Listening

Another way that you can learn French is through listening. There is so much material available that you can use when it comes to listening to French.

Music by French artists is a great way for to help you get comfortable with French different words and how they are pronounced. Try listening to radio stations that operate in French, you might not understand much at first, but over time your ears will begin to assimilate and recognize different words and phrases.

Reading

Reading is another good way to learn French. Whether you are reading in French or reading about French, the more time you spend looking at and thinking about the words, the quicker you will retain them.

There are many different types of publications that you can read with a dictionary by your side to help you learn through reading. You can also check out French newspapers, magazines, blogs, and comics. French reading resources abound on the Internet.

Speaking

One of the most fun ways to learn French is by getting a friend or language exchange partner. Having conversations with someone that already speaks French fluently will help you to master the pronunciation and accent.

Practice

Practice definitely makes perfect and the best way to get a grasp of a new language is by finding a way to practice a little bit each day. Challenge yourself to try and use the words you have learned, and find ways to include French in your daily life.

These are just few of the many ways to learn French. Ultimately, the best way to learn French is by deciding to never give up!

Photo by: Andy Woo

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