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Some studies shown that it takes 30 days to create a new habit. You need to take an intelligent way of studying, good strategies and good resources.
What do you want to be able to do in 30 days ?
So you need to know why you want to learn to speak French, what are the reasons. Do you want to travel in a French speaking country, in France ? Do you want to have French speakers friends anf haing conversations with them ? Do you want to know more about the culture or the French history and to talk about these topics with French language partners ? Do you want to understand easily French movies or podcasts ? Do you want to get more confidence and fluency when you are talking to someone ? Learning a variety of French expressions ? Speaking without doing any mistakes in conjugation ? If you know why you want to learn and improve your speaking in French, it will help you to choose the better language resources. How many hours can you study per day ? If you can study half an hour or three hours, it is not the same, you will not have the same level at the end of the month.
Find the right support material
You can study first with textbooks, workbooks to get the basics of the language : the essential conjugation and grammar, and the words, sentences and expressions you need to know to have the vital oral exchanges. Find a support material which is relevant to your goal, for example if you want to go to Paris for the holidays visiting museum, do not choose a book whith a big list of words related to something you do not want to do, for example words about cooking, but learn the following sentences : Bonjour, combien coûte un billet pour visiter le musée ? → Hello, how much does a ticket cost to visit the museum ?
Beginners : books to learn french in 2 years for lessons, vocabulary
Spend time to pronounce the better you can
Being able to say the things in the right way it is important, you will be better understood by the French people. The French language is not very easy to pronounce, so it requires to take the time to study it, to focus on it every day. For example the nasal consonnants and liaisons between words are a tricky part. You can easily find the rules on the internet. Watch videos on the internet on the pronounciation and specifics liaisons.
Learners : learn french with pictures and videos for lessons, vocabulary
Use an app
It is a nice and easy way to learn words, grammar, the structure of the sentences, the different types of sentences : questions, affirmation , negation. You can learn almost wherever and whenever you are : in the bus, during the breakfast, on your bike for a ride, in a terrasse of a cafe,… You can use, Duolingo,Memrise,…
Teacher, learners, beginners : learn to speak french
Set up a learning structure
It woud be different for everyone maybe, but be aware of these two points :
– You need to study a specific rule at a time : studying two or more element at the same time make the learning harder, it is not efficient, so it will be harder to build up confidence. It is better to study for example specifically how to make a negative phrase instead of learning the structure of the sentence in general.
– Each rule, each thing you study has to be related to your goal. If your goal is to go in a French speaking country to visit, for example going to Paris to visit the Eiffel tower and the Musée du Louvre, you have to study
+the basics sentences ( Quel est sont les bus qui vont au musée de Louvre ? → What are the buses that go to the Musée du Louvre ? / Combien coûte le ticket pour visiter le musée, s’il-vous-plait ? → How much does cost the ticket to visit the museum, please ? )
+the oral comprehension : being able to understand pretty easily what the native people are saying.
+having a good pronunciation to be easily understood by the French people, having a good one is hard but at least paying attention to this part of your study.
The progression has to be logical, begin to learn the present tense before a complicated tense. And do not study what you will not need for your journey in Paris, you do not need to know the subjunctive tense to manage your trip. If you want to go deeper into the language you can learn it when you will be back from your travel, for the pleasure, and to have better conversations, and getting more fluency for your next trip in a French speaking country.
Teacher, students : visual way to learn french with learning books for translation
Example for the day 1
You can learn the base of the base : the alphabet. Learn the letters of the alphabet and how to pronounce them. It is good to train your memory and to have the motivation because you will need these knowledge every time. The letters combinations, how to greet (Bonjour, au revoir, comment allez-vous ?, je vais bien, que faites-vous dans la vie ?, je travaille comme…, Où habitez-vous ?, j’habite en Angleterre, je reste 15 jours en France,…you can use flashcards to study it.
Speakers, students : best books to learn french in 30 days for topics
Have a look at the others articles to keep up the motivation, to improve your memory, to know movies with that you can watch to improve the language. Study with bilingual books, so with the translation in English. Have a look at a variety of material support.
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