French language learning
The Ten Commandments to Science – French Language
1) Take time every day to learn French – even if it is only 10 minutes of conversation in your mind.
2) If your enthusiasm drops, you get bored, it gets too hard – don’t pretend to just change the way you learn: watch movies instead of reading; instead of writing, start flipping through the dictionary, find and read the French blog on the Internet.
3) Always remember words and grammatical rules in context, whole sentences and phrases instead of single words. You will learn how to use the French language.
4) Write new words in French on the margins of your books and start using them in your conversations.
5) Even a tired brain relaxes by explaining short sentences from advertisements, room numbers, pieces of heard sentences – so turn learning into fun
6) Remember only what has been checked by the teacher. Do not read your texts until they have been checked by someone who speaks French.
7) Idioms (phrases typical of French that cannot be easily translated) remember in the first person the singular.
8) Treat French as a fortress. Use newspapers, radio, films, books (including technical ones), visits to France as siege weapons.
9) Never let your fear of mistakes stop you from speaking French. Instead, ask your partner to correct your mistakes
10) Be honestly convinced that you are a linguistic genius. If you don’t do it, blame the strange language rules, poor textbooks, poor books, everything but yourself. Remember, you are never guilty.
Effective learning of French language
When learning foreign languages on your own, reading dictionaries and phrasebooks is not enough to get the best results. There are many useful methods to help us do this, but the key to proficiency is to immerse yourself as much as possible in the target language.
Here are some good tips to help you learn French
1.Buy a set of words in your target language. Such sets are cards for learning vocabulary and grammar. Read and study these cards – or parts of them – as soon as you have some free time. You can keep them on your desk at all times, browse through them at lunchtime, even when commuting to work or school and standing in traffic jams.
2. read magazines and newspapers in the new language. You can use a highlighter to mark unknown words and phrases. Remember to have a dictionary at hand so you can search for these words. However, this stage assumes that you have at least a basic knowledge of the language. Read as much as you can – the better you know the language, the greater the role of the written word. About 1500 words are enough to speak fluently – not less than 4500 words are enough to read books or press.
3.Write down new words and phrases you encounter while reading newspapers, magazines or books. Try to incorporate these words into your daily language learning and practice repertoire. Learn by imitation – spend time and effort on playback: repeating behind the tape, playing back ready-made dialogues, transcribing whole sentences and texts. In this way you can expand your language memory and better remember practical grammar.
4.Benefit from all the facilities offered by the media and modern technologies, e.g. you can listen to many different English language recordings, news in the language you are interested in, as well as watch films in the target language, using the subtitle option as an aid to understanding.
5.Use memory tricks to catch as much vocabulary as possible as quickly as possible. Learn by heart – these can be words written on separate sheets of paper, whole sentences, lines, dialogues, sayings, quotes, short and long texts. In this way you can store in your mind ready-made pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, which after some time will form a whole – faster than you think. Simple repetition can be tedious and often not the most effective in preserving the knowledge of the language. It turns out that using mnemo-technique will help you to remember new words and remember them easily when you need them the most. Here, learning is supported by associating vocabulary with phrases, images and ideas that are easy to remember.
6.Use hidden, seemingly unproductive moments during the day to learn and practice the language. For example, listen to news while brushing your teeth or washing dishes. In this way, you will always find 5-10 minutes that you can use to learn a language.