Those 10 difficult French words to pronounce
I wanted to discuss this topic as this issue I believe is quite frequent when students are learning a new language. The fear is quite real for many students learning a language.
I have been Teaching French for several years and I have been able to observe adults and children learning French. I have seen students trying to repeat words and try to make phrases and simply having a go. I have also seen several students telling me that they will try to repeat the words only when they know how to pronounce the words. The fear of speaking the language is often due to the fact that those students worry about what other people might think or say. Overcoming that fear is very important in the acquisition of a language.
I do believe that when a student tries to say the words in a foreign language out loud they get a mental memory of the sounds of the words. The sound of vowels that you will say might not be exactly like a French native speaker but as long as you are able to say the words and being understood that is the first step to be able to communicate. The student does not need to learn the correct spelling at first but should try to hear and repeat the sound. You will learn to speak French in trying to speak French. This article is written based on my own personal experiences as a French teacher.
Learning a langage opens so many doors
Have you been trying to find sites to learn French and find yourself clicking over and over just to realize you wasted you time as the site is not providing you with any tips or ways to learn French ?
You are not alone !! The internet is an electronic jungle where it is easy to get lost.Choosing the right website depends on your needs and your level of French.
To learn French you will need to listen to audio video, French films or even some small film trailers. You need to speak French to improve it. If you can be immersed in a French speaking country it will help you improve your French quicker. Several apps and sites can help you learn how to pronounce words and learn basic structure of phrases so you are able to be understood. Several websites will help you achieve those goals and below I listed some of my favourites.
A great site with plenty of resources for teachers and students.You will be able to do grammar exercises on-line, watch films or video trailers with transcript. The site is divided in different levels from beginners to advanced.
This great website offers many on-line exercises. A mine of resources for teachers and students learning French. This site covers grammar topics as well as culture topic and songs .
I love this site for dialogue and videos with transcript .The videos are made for different levels of French learning. The video topics varies from dialogue at the restaurant to job interview dialogues.
You will be learning so much visiting this site. This site covers grammar topics, audio, common expressions in French, French culture and places to visit in France.
Great videos which are set in different parts of France. Lots of repetitions and dialogues written under each videos.
This app has been recommended to me over and over again. The students love it as they can listen to the audio and types the correct phrase and the app won't let you move further until you pass the level.
If you find it difficult to listen to the news in French this site is broadcast with slower phrases to help student learners listen to the news.
This youtube video is so easy to listen and learn French. Alexa is so funny and engaging and makes French easy to learn .
This is a book shop that offer multilingual engaging books for children from so many cultures. This site has a great variety of books for children in different languages.It is well worth a visit .It enables you to order some great books on-line.
This book store provides great variety of books, magazines, games and music for adults and children in French . The books and magazines and all different products can be ordered on-line.
Finally my first blog. I decided to write about the top 5 reasons why French is such a good language to learn, besides the fact that I teach it. I have been asked the same questions by several students and people in general. Tracey Gayner from @askgadgetgirlnz was wondering the same question. Why do students want to learn French?