5 Easy methods to help you learn French as fast as possible

Written by on September 15, 2018 in Learn French

When it comes to foreign languages, we can be impatient. Many of us look for the best and most innovative methods, devote time to French online courses, download special apps and so on. We’re keen to learn as quickly as possible and most of us spend ages looking at the dozens of methods available for learning languages.

Use this Special Formula for learning French

Specialists have derived an ideal formula for memorization – 30 words a day, 5 of which are verbs. The methodology is aimed at busy people who want to learn the basics of a new language and don’t have much time.  According to the formula, words should be chosen according to the first letter, changing it every day to the next one. In this way, today you focus on 30 words beginning with “A”, tomorrow it should be 30 words with the letter “B”. When the full circle of the alphabet is passed, you return to “A” and so on. The effectiveness of this method lies in the fact that it provides easy to follow rules, which in time become a habit and are then transformed into a system.

Important! To achieve results learning French using this method, the main rule is – it must be done daily.

Use your natural surroundings to help you learn French

Whatever is around you on a daily basis can help you learn French. You can stick tags with French words to objects, and you can set up electronic devices  such as your PC, laptop, tablet, phone, and even video games, to work in French. This can really help to reinforce your knowledge of words.

The Method for Music Lovers

Perhaps the most pleasant and effective method of learning languages is memorizing foreign songs in parallel with their translation. Linguists say that this method really helps to master a foreign language, especially if the translation is worked by the student, taking into account the grammatical and stylistic features of the text. The great advantage of the “song” technique is repeated repetition of the text. Another advantage that comes with the memorization of songs in French – is that the student can appreciate the pronunciation of words easily.

The Immersion Method

One of the most proven and effective ways of learning a foreign language is the famous “method of immersion” which language training company Berlitz specialises in. In this technique, you speak the language from the very first day of the study, describing everything that you see around you from eating dinner to walking the dog. The main idea of express learning by this technique is that the learner first memorizes key words and phrases, and only then learns the grammar. With such an algorithm of actions, the grammar of the language should come intuitively.

From the First Person

According to many language teachers, the study of foreign languages with the help of phrase books, improves the process of memorizing individual words and general principles of constructing a sentence. By memorizing the language with ready-made phrases from the first person, the learner doesn’t just repeat the narrative, but also subconsciously simulates a certain situation, presenting himself in it which helps to anchor the learned words.

Whichever method suits you, good luck your learning French!

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