Learn French? Our 10 Best Tips for learning French

Learning French can be an exciting adventure, especially if you want to continue this linguistic adventure by coming to France to take a French immersion course. Here are our 10 Best Tips for learning French and to help you gain confidence.

Do you want to learn French? Our advice for learning French with confidence.

  1. Start with the basics: Familiarize yourself with basic vocabulary and pronunciation. Learn common phrases and greetings to initiate conversations. Learn how to say hello, thank you, goodbye, please, how are you, and… excuse me, I speak very little French.
  2. Immerse Yourself: Surround yourself with the French language as much as possible. Listen to French music, watch French movies, read French Newspapers and French magazines. If you can’t find one at your newspaper merchant, don’t forget that you can find almost all the articles from these French newspapers on their website.
  3. Practice Regularly: Dedicate some time each day to practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in French. Consistency is key to progress. Above all, don’t fall into the trap of justifying yourself with the excuse “I don’t have time”.

Bonus Best Tips for learning French: Read regularly and read aloud! Read texts in French starting with the simplest ones, then you will gradually be able to read longer and more complex texts. Texts that are easy to approach are, for example, poems by Paul Eluard or Jean de La Fontaine. If possible, always read aloud, and regularly. Take the time to do this a little every day. You will see that you will make big progress, and quickly!

  1. Try to Avoid Translations: When you are an absolute beginner, some translation is unavoidable, but try as much as possible not to use it too frequently. Using translation software too often slows down the learning process because your brain no longer makes the effort it takes to search for the right word. By translating you will have the impression of learning faster, but it is quite the opposite.
  2. Set Realistic Goals: Set achievable goals for yourself, whether it’s mastering a certain number of vocabulary words, completing a lesson, or holding a conversation in French.
  3. Celebrate your progress: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements along the way, no matter how small. Recognizing your progress will keep you motivated to continue learning French.
  4. Be patient and persistent: Learning a new language takes time and effort. Don’t get discouraged by setbacks or slow progress. Stay motivated and keep practicing.
  5. Bonus Tip: Believe in yourself! You can achieve your French language goals with dedication and a positive attitude.
  6. Take a French course in France: it’s undoubtedly the best way to learn French and make lots of progress, quickly. In complete immersion in France, you will absolutely have to speak French to say hello to the people you meet, order a coffee, buy a croissant or a pastry, read the menu of a bistro or restaurant, buy your ticket to get on top of the Eiffel Tower or visit the Louvre Museum.
  7. Select Your French Language School: Choose the French school that offers you the course that best meets your expectations. Do you want to take an intensive French course, a very intensive course, a course focused mainly on oral communication or more focused on grammar? But perhaps you would like to take a less intensive course, which leaves you plenty of free time to visit museums and other famous sites, such as the Champs Elysées, the Latin Quarter, the Marais district, Notre-Dame Cathedral or Montmartre

Bonus Best Tips for learning French: Always choose a school with the FLE Quality label. This official French label is a quality assurance of what the French school you choose offers you. ACCORD Paris is certified ‘Qualité FLE’ with the best grades in all areas!
Contact ACCORD to find out about their entire French course offering and you will be advised to choose with complete peace of mind and confidence the course that best meets your expectations. Contact ACCORD Paris.

Enjoy the process and keep our Best Tips for learning French in mind: Learning a language can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Embrace the journey, have fun with it, and enjoy discovering the beauty of the French language and culture.

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