French is the sixth most widely used language in the world. It is used in many international organizations such as NATO, UNESCO, United Nations, the European Union, international courts etc. It is also the language of many renowned scientists, philosophers, musicians, artists, authors, playwrights etc. It is the language of culture. It can be wonderful to listen to a song or read a popular literary work in its original language. Learning French will open up new horizons to you in educational and career opportunities.
There are many ways you can learn French. You will have to spend some time on it as you would for any new skill. One of the main skills you need is memorization. There are many methods you can use to memorize phrases and words much easily. One way of doing that is by studying French with audio. There is only so much you can learn by reading newspapers and magazines. You need to understand the French used for writing and speaking is quite different from each other. Even when you study grammar, it will prove very useful for you if you play the audio track. You can use a French audiobook in this instance. In your free time, you can watch French movies which will expand your vocabulary further.
Different people learn in different ways. Some will need to write while some need to listen. So the method you’re using to study French should be something that is more suited your style of learning. This will make the process much easier for you. You can either opt to go to classes in your locality or learn advanced French online. There are many online tools just for this and it will make the learning process much easier for you as you can take up the task any time you like. Sometimes self-study will not be enough and you will need a teacher to guide you through the difficult parts.
You may find yourself translating French into English sometimes. This is not always a good solution as literal translation doesn’t work all the time. So if you do want to translate, you can link the French vocabulary into images, feelings and familiar situations without linking it to English words. For example, if you’re learning the French word for cold, you can visualize that you’re cold and remember the feeling of being cold. It will prove a very helpful tool in memorizing certain words. It will also be helpful if you absorb French in sentences instead of separate words. This will provide you with some groundwork in knowing how to use a certain word in context.