Make them fun! No one said using flashcards has to be boring. Use different colored index cards and markers to better visualize information. The reward system is determined based on the correct answers. Create a flashcard game with your study group: break into groups and write down the score.
Learn; don’t memorize. Flashcards can be dangerous if they are only used to repeat facts rather than actual study material. Make sure your flashcards contain more than simple definitions. You can even submit some content that asks app questions to help you actively learn the concept.
Create your own map. There are many programs that can help you create flashcards; however, you lose the benefits of writing manually and the repetition that the process brings. Also, if you’re using someone else’s map or a map created by a publisher, you won’t be able to express them in your own words. By creating your own process, you get all the benefits of using a process (not just a product!) as a learning aid.
Read french magazines and newspapers.
Listen to French podcasts at the gym or in traffic. If you have time to kill time, watch French TV series and movies, even if you don’t immediately understand what’s going on. It’s also useful to download dictionary and flashcard apps so you can look up or check words on the go. I’ll share some more specific resources in the steps below.
article. Find French articles on Medium by following French publications or by searching for your interest in French. For example, try searching for “travail,” “development staff,” or “santé.” For an easier option, try the articles for children and young adults or language learners. Lingua, Kwiziq and Elysian French are good choices.
1. Read in French every day. Anyway – start reading! The most important thing is to read about the topics that interest you. If you like cooking – read French food blogs. If you love reading women’s magazines, why not read online French editions of magazines like Marie Claire and Vogue? Current affairs your business? Read the French newspaper Le Monde or Liberation. For literature lovers, read a book in English or French that you like. Remember to write down any words you don’t know so you can look them up later.
Study Every Day You not only have to find time in your schedule, you have to find it every day. It doesn’t take much – even 15 to 20 minutes of intensive study flashcards can be beneficial. But without constant exposure, you won’t progress.
Talk to yourself. Yes, it’s a little weird, but it really works. Imagine you’re in a situation—maybe at the grocery store, ordering lunch, or meeting new people—and just on both sides of the conversation. “Hello, ca va bien?” “Oui, ca va. Et vous?” Not only will this help you practice in different situations, but it will also help you figure out where you’re struggling and still need to learn some words. If you’re shy, do it in the shower.
Go ahead and modify your grammar. Even if you’ve learned certain grammar points, it’s still important to relearn grammar until each point becomes second nature. If it helps, think of grammar as a math problem – by adding a specific word, the equation is done! This can be even more fun and engaging if you support it with multimedia. My course will help you for that.
Use a french tutor.
Yes using a teacher is the still a requirement if you want to go somewhere. Truth is it doesn’t matter how many languages apps or video your are watching, if you don’t take regular classes it will all be worthless. Of course I would love you choose me as your tutor, but there are many other available online so make your choice.
Use what you learn.
Consider using the French word to make notes on objects around the house and have yourself say the word aloud as you wander around the house. Recording your voice can help you compare it to the correct pronunciation and gauge how well you understand it.
Spend some time focusing on pronunciation and spelling so you don’t become unfamiliar with French words and sounds. Learn the alphabet. Listen to the pronunciation guide on YouTube, watch a movie or TV show with French subtitles, or use Rocket Languages’ “Hear It Say It” speech recognition tool to learn how to recognize and repeat sounds.