HERE ARE SOME GUIDELINES THAT CAN HELP YOU LEARN FRENCH
a– Start learning what you actually want and need to know
If you’re planning a trip to any French speaking country for instance, then learn travel French (airport vocabulary, asking for help). On the other hand, if you’re learning French because you want to be able to chat with other people, learn basic vocabulary (greetings, numbers) and how to talk about yourself and others – likes and dislikes, family, etc. Once you’ve learned the basics for your purpose, you can start learning French related to your knowledge and experiences – your job, your interests, and from there onto other aspects of French.
b– Learn the way that works best for you
If you find that learning grammar is useful, learn that way. If grammar just frustrates you, try a more conversational approach. If you find textbooks daunting, try a book for kids. Try making lists of vocabulary – if that helps you, great; if not, try another approach, like labeling everything in your house or making flash cards. Don’t let anyone tell you that there is only one right way to learn.
c- Repetition is key
Listening and Repeating many times is very good as this will help you improve your listening comprehension, speaking skills, and accent all at once.
d- Learn together
Many people find that learning with others help keep them on track. Consider taking a class; hiring a private tutor; or learning along with your child, spouse, or friend.
e- Daily learning
Make a habit of spending at least 15-30 minutes a day learning and/or practicing.
f- Have fun
Make your French learning interesting: watching TV/movies, listening to music – whatever interests you and keeps you motivated.
g- Have a goal
If you get discouraged, remember why you want to learn. That goal should help you concentrate and stay inspired.
h- Don’t stress over mistakes
It’s normal to make mistakes, and in the beginning you’re better off getting several sentences out in mediocre French than just two perfect words. If you ask someone to correct you all the time, you will get frustrated.
i- Don’t overdo it
You’re not going to be fluent in a week or a month. Learning French is a journey, just like life. There is no magical point where everything is perfect. You learn some, you forget some, you learn some more. Practice makes perfect, but practicing for four hours a day might be overkill.
j- Practice what you’ve learned.
Using the French you’ve learned is the best way to remember it. Join one French club, chat with French-speaking neighbors and shopkeepers, and, above all, go to France if at all possible.
k- Listen passively
You can get extra practice by listening to French during your commute (in the car, on the bus or train) as well as while walking, jogging, biking, cooking, and cleaning.
l- Daily French.
Practicing every day is the single most important thing you can do to improve your French. There are numerous ways to practice every day.
m- Motivation it’s what keeps you going, and that’s something you really need more than anything, because many language learners lose interest within the first stages of their learning quest, that will not only mean that there will be no improvement, but also may put everything you learned before at risk, because lack of motivation leads to lack of practice, and gradually you will forget most of what you know.