How I learned French

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In 11 months I became fluent in French! There were multiple methods that I used that contributed to my success in learning the language.

         1.  I lived in France for 11 months

I understand this is probably not realistic for everyone looking to become fluent in a foreign language, however it is the quickest and most efficient way. I lived with a French host family and went to a French High School where I was basically forced to speak French.

      2. Change the setting in your phone to your target language

This helped me so much! This seems like such a simple thing, but you look at your phone multiple times throughout the day and it helps to get you thinking in that language.

      3. Journal every night

When I was living in France, my host family did not have wifi in my bedroom. I know this sounds crazy, but it really wasn’t that bad. It forced me to either read a French book, or journal. I started a journal; writing about my day and I kept a list words I was learning. I strongly believe this was a key step in my language learning process that helped me learn French so quickly!

      4. Find friends who speak your target language

I had many French friends at my school in France, but I am not talking to them nearly as much since I’ve moved back to the United States. One thing I would suggest is creating a “pen pal” or skyping! I continue to maintain my French skills by either texting or skyping my friends back in France. It’s as easy as a weekly call.

      5. Follow language accounts on social media

How many hours a week do you think you spend on social media? I probably spend way too much of my time on Instagram, however I follow many French fashion bloggers, my friends from France, and French language accounts, so I’m always seeing French pop up on my feed!

Some of my favorite accounts are:

@frenchwords  <– for daily French words

@annarvr   <– my favorite French YouTuber

@damonandjo  <– an American & Brazilian YouTuber who make videos in French

I hope these tips will jump start your language learning! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in a comment below and I’ll get back to you ASAP!

Happy language learning,

Amanda

 

3 Comments

  1. Tres bien! Je aussi apprends le francais. Tu est correct avec le chose tu ecrite. Pour moi, etait six mois je apprends le francais. Toujours je entrainer mon francais. Je lit, je parle, je ecrit. Je suis un blogeur aussi, mais mon blogs est en Anglais normalment. Je accord avec toi avec tout tu dit!

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