Pourquoi et Comment Apprendre le Français
1. Pourquoi Apprendre le Français ?
Comment est née la langue française ? - 1 jour, 1 question - YouTube
1.Quelle est la langue la plus difficile à apprendre ? - International - LeVif.be
2. Learning instead of studying a language makes a big difference - YouTube
3. How to learn a language from scratch (part 1) - YouTube
4. Il faut oublier! Le secret pour apprendre de nouveaux mots de façon efficace - YouTube
5. Just forget it! The secret of learning new words - YouTube
6. Just listen French... CANAL+ - François Fillon en mode caillera
2. BRAVO POUR APPRENDRE LE FRANÇAIS ! - Français avec PPierre
3. APPRENDRE A COMPRENDRE LA FRANCE ET LES FRANÇAIS!
2. 6 TIPS ON HOW TO READ IN FRENCH LIKE A BOSS
How do you feel about reading?
So you want to read in French like a boss, huh? Good for you. Not only is being able to read in French an incredibly useful skill which will open massive new doors of knowledge and entertainment for you, it will also make travelling to French-speaking countries a pleasurable experience. Just imagine the convenience of being able to read French signs, restaurant menus, and even newspapers. But even more important, reading will help you improve your French faster by:
- Adding new French words to your vocabulary
- Helping you become familiar with French syntax
- Giving you access to a wide variety of French resources to help you further
Read with translations
When reading a French text, make sure to have a dictionary or translation app nearby.
A word of caution though: checking your dictionary to look up a word you don’t understand can be frustrating and could suck up the enjoyment out of reading. To remedy this, try online translation tools such as web browser extensions or a built-in dictionary for your Kindle. Just keep reading until you will gradually be able to recognize French words and will need the translation apps less and less.
Read bilingual books
Whenever you can, try to find and read bilingual books. Several books have a French text on one page, and an English translation on the opposite page. These kinds of reading materials will boost your reading comprehension, but remember that French to English translations shouldn’t be taken word for word.
- Read simple French stories
My advice: opt for simple stories instead of children’s books.
With simple French stories that talk about everyday themes – you can actually put to use the vocabulary and dialogue into your daily conversations. You’ll get the same simplified vocabulary and grammar as children’s stories but with topics that are more relatable and applicable for daily use. Win-win, right?
2. Take notes as you read
Taking notes are a tried-and-tested method in absorbing information So when you’re reading French articles or simple stories, consider taking notes of the following:
- Vocabulary that you want to explore further later on
- Interesting sentence structures
- New word conjugations
- Fascinating thoughts you come across
- Topics you want to learn more about
- Difficulties you experience or any troublesome areas you encounter
3. Build your vocabulary
Your vocabulary is your foundation to building awesome reading skills in French. So of course, to be great at reading, you have to work on your vocabulary as well. When you have stored a sufficient amount of vocabulary, you’ll be able to recognize those words by sight and you would be able to read more efficiently and with lesser interruptions from all those dictionary look ups.
4. Read with audio
The tricky thing about French words is that, they look nothing like how they’re supposed to sound. All those scary-looking diacritical marks, silent letters, liaisons, and enchaînement can make anyone’s head spin. But you already know this, I’m sure. So to maximize your reading exercises, do it with audio.
When you combine your visual learning skills with listening, it will enhance your French in so many levels. You will be able to see the relationship between how the words look as well as how it sounds, linking all the different elements in your mind and mixing together to form an awesome sauce inside your brain. The result: reading comprehension skills that rock!
5. Read with images
Just like reading with audio, reading with images jogs your brain and helps promote memory association. This is why flash cards often come with images because having pictorial representations is a tried-and-tested way to recall vocabulary faster.
A couple of ways that you can make use of this method:
- Create your own illustrations and use it to supplement your reading.
- Download apps such as babbel or memrise
6. Read what you enjoy
Reading in French takes time and effort, and for you spend a lot of time doing it, you should be interested in what you’re reading. Would you like to waste your time reading about the history of vegetable gardening when you have no interest in tinkering in your garden? Of course not. You’d probably be nodding off to sleep just a few paragraphs in.
If you like current events, read www.20minutes.fr or www.metro.fr.
If sports is your thing, check out http://www.lequipe.fr/.
If you like funny articles, go to http://www.demotivateur.fr.
If you’re a music fanatic, go read http://www.radioactu.com/.
There are so many things you could read that won’t make you tear your hair out in sheer boredom and misery. Don’t force yourself to be interested in reading something you don’t enjoy — just because it’s in French. Trust me, you’ll learn faster when you’re having fun.
BUT HEY – What if I told you that there’s a book that already covers most the items mentioned above?
A book of simple yet engaging French stories with built-in translations and an audio version? Simply put, it has everything beginners need to be able to read in French like a boss.