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Tips to Learn French Effectively

Nov 20, 2019

Learning French, like any other new language, implies a lot of memorization. The following learning tips can help.

Activate Your Passive Memory

Are you a visual learner? Reading an interesting article or book in French will help you remember the right orthography, use of tenses, nouns gender and vocabulary.
The same goes for watching TV series, films or YouTube videos in French. Not only will it help auditory learners to get the grammar right, but you’ll also pick up on the right intonation and accent.

Focus On Intonation

Correctly pronouncing the French R and nasal sounds of the language are surely difficult for English speakers. French speakers will understand you much better if your intonation is correct, even if your pronunciation is mediocre.

The stressed part of a sentence is always the last syllable. Use a descending tone for an affirmative sentence and an ascending tone for a question.

Beware Of Loan Words

Avoid using clichéd words and expressions that everybody knows. These include but aren’t limited to: Oh là là, rendez-vous, coup de grâce, or calling the waiter garçon.
These loanwords and phrases sound very cliché to French ears, or might not be used the same way in French as they are in English. Example, a rendez-vous can be either mean a romantic date, an appointment at the doctor or even a business meeting.

Learn The Vocabulary Of Food

As you should already know, French people are obsessed with food. That means that learning food vocabulary is the perfect ice breaker to start a conversation with a French speaker and sound very French yourself!

Group  Related Vocabulary Together

This is the same idea as the concept of learning French in context. Use larger flashcards and on the same flashcard, write all related French vocabulary as you come across it. You’ll get to the info faster if you have memorised it all together.

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Summary

Are you a visual learner? Reading an interesting article or book in French will help you remember the right orthography, use of tenses, nouns gender and vocabulary.

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Sudipto Das

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