(Closed) Learning French

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@tranquility: my suggestion is to go to http://smart.fm  It’s not just french, but type it into the goals section.  This website has flash cards for every single language and any other thing you want to learn.  Then you do 5-10 minutes a day.  It teaches you pronunciation, spelling, and proficiency pretty well.  You’ll probably need other websites too, but this one is good for rote practice.

Post # 4
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858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like with the first poster suggested. I’d add downloading a free podcast so that way you can hear the French in a conversational setting. Have fun!

ETA: In my Spanish class, we’d look up articles from Spanish newspapers and then have to translate it word for word, and that actually helped me a lot too. It was just good practice.

Post # 6
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s really odd, cause I’m studying spanish off of it…  I think it is from Japan, but it does have every language, it really should.. Ima go check now…

Post # 12
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2820 posts
Sugar bee

I use Itunes to download free podcasts, there’s some really good ones, usually the ones that are highly rated.  Coffee break French is pretty good and free.  I also like Frenchpodclass, I don’t know that the instructor is doing it anymore but he had a lot of personality.  The podcasts get better as they go along, he had to learn a bit how to teach I think, but you get culture in that podcast so I would just listen to it at work when I had some mindless stuff to do.  Also about.com has a really good french section that has quizzes and lots of info on it.  Also if you subscribe to netflix you can get french movies that have english subtitles.

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