Super Strategies for Success at Accord Langues Paris
Studying a language is an extremely personal experience. The hours of dedication put towards improving your French language and comprehension are bound to inspire you to keep learning or potentially deter you from obtaining this newfound skill. ACCORD provides students with a variety of opportunities to increase your motivation in studying French. Through discovering local attractions recommended by the native French professors to wanting to order French cuisine without using google translate, here are Super Strategies for Success at the Accord Langues Paris French school.
1) Always ask for help
Imagine this: It’s a Sunday and you just landed in the city of your dreams… Paris! You’re so excited to finally feel the buttery crunch of your first French croissant, so as you walk into the boulangerie with one special pastry on your mind, the worker greets you in their mother tongue: French. You just arrived in this entirely new environment surrounded in a language you don’t yet speak and suddenly this seemingly small moment of ordering a croissant transforms into a huge realization. How should I respond? Should I just point to the croissant and hope for the best? Everything looks so delicious, what if I also want a baguette but I simply don’t know how to ask? Fear no longer, Accord Langues Paris will make your language skills so much stronger.
The next day as you walk through the shiny silver doors on your first day of studying at ACCORD, you spot your name and classroom number on the giant billboard and walk straight to your seat. Although apprehensive at first, you wait until halfway through class and approach your professor during the break. As your stomach is rumbling in search of a mid-day snack, you specifically ask your professor for the correct ways to order at the boulangerie. Not only do they provide you with a variety of polite methods to use when ordering food, but they give you recommendations for the best boulangeries all across Paris. When in doubt, Accord Langues Paris will help you out!
2) Make friends at Accord Langues Paris!
ACCORD provides classes for students in every possible category of language comprehension. Due to this coexistence of courses, when each class enters their 15 minute break period around the same time each day, students have the opportunity to meet someone who may not be in their class nor their level of French. This environment proposes extraordinary possibilities to connect with even more people from all over the world.
Regardless of how long you may be studying at ACCORD, the friends you meet along the way last forever.
Jaiden: “I met one of my best friends studying at ACCORD for only two weeks! I live in the United States and she lives in Switzerland, so even though we may be on opposite sides of the world, I always know that I have a friendly face to see every holiday vacation! I can’t thank ACCORD enough for providing me the opportunity to meet so many driven people from all over the world.” ~ student at ACCORD in 2018
3) Practice Makes Progress
Through learning new techniques in mastering your French every day, the accumulation of knowledge needs to be put into action. The professors at Accord Langues Paris ensure that the entirety of class is French for maximum immersion. In return, the expectation is that students ask questions and respond in French as well. The completely immersive classroom environment may seem intimidating at first, but the improvement you’re able to make after just one week of studying entirely in French is often unrecognizable compared to your language skills beforehand. A wonderful way to continue improving is to practice French outside of class as well. Creating a team of fellow students to have a picnic with while having conversations in French is a fun and useful tool to rapidly improve your language skills. In addition, challenging yourself to order a meal or make a reservation entirely in French will make you feel more confident to keep practicing and improving. Utilize the unique opportunity you have to sharpen your French speaking and comprehension within the home country of French, your future self will be very grateful!
Through giving yourself the gift of studying French at Accord Langues Paris, you embark on the adventure of a lifetime with support from staff, socializing with students, and self-discipline to reach for success. We can’t wait to see you thrive in Paris and it’s an honor to be a part of your journey!
Alexis Bardy – July 2023
You are looking for the Best French Courses in France? Select one of the Accredited French Language Courses proposed by a Qualité FLE school. Study French in France with ACCORD French Language School in the beautiful capital, Paris. ACCORD is an accredited Qualité FLE Private Institute of High Education.
ACCORD French Language School near the Eiffel Tower: Founded in 1988, the all year round French language school is located just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Invalides (with the tomb of Napoleon the 1st), the Seine river and the Bateaux Parisiens, and opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro and its famous gardens and fountains.
ACCORD: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 33 52 33