Some of you guys, have been asking me how to learn French efficiently without spending hours on grammar books or Apps.
Even if grammar is somehow important, because you need basics to make yourself understood, this is not enough to speak a language.
How do you say « … » in French?
This is a question every student will have asked and that we, as teachers, often hear.
Unfortunately, teachers do not know all the languages in the world so can sometimes struggle to understand what original word is referring to.
We live in an impatient world and there is nothing we love more than learning something as fast as possible. To learn quickly you need to immerse yourself in the language and enjoy speaking, reading, writing and listening as much as possible. Fortunately, in our new smaller world, we all have the opportunity to learn a language fast.
Here are 10 tips to learn French fast
1. A little bit, yes! But EVERY DAY!
Practice regularly is the best way to … learn!
Beware the excuse “I have not got time”!
10 minutes are ALWAYS easy to find.
Choose the right time with calm and concentration!
2. A song?
When you do not feel “available”
(tiredness, lack of concentration, ambiance, etc.),
take a break and treat yourself to a song in French!
Below you will find an article in French to play on words and also practice pronunciation. It is very poetic! But it needs some translation, that you will find first 🙂
In May (mai), do as you please, the saying goes. Embrace it (admettons)! To make a start (entamer) this May, put (mets) my words on the table to scatter it (parsemer) with scarcely eaten (consommés), seasoned dishes (parfumés), too soon shut away (enfermés) but not past their sell-by date (perimés). This May 2017, do not put back (remets) with two hands what you can do with just one, without scattering (semer) or counting (sommer) unfortunates with a cold (enrhumés). I am charmed (charmé) by the aroma (fumet) of those regrets which you pass on (transmets) without peace pipe (calumet) or pill (comprimé). Continue reading
Mai, mois du muguet, mois de de la fête des travailleurs, mois du temps des cerises et mois des champs en fleurs.
Pourquoi la tradition d’offrir du muguet ? Cette tradition date de 1560, le chevalier Louise de Girard de Maisonforte a offert un brin de muguet, au roi Charles IX, en visite avec sa mère Catherine de Médicis dans la Drôme. Dès le 1er mai 1561, le roi se met alors à distribuer des brins de muguet aux dames de la cour en leur disant: «Qu’il en soit fait ainsi chaque année». La coutume était née !