There are numerous benefits to learning a new language, and some of them are quite surprising. Instead of asking why you should learn a language, the real question should be, "why not?"
Practice is the key to improving your French, and just 15 minutes a day on some kind of French activity can make a huge difference. Check out these ideas and draw up your own schedule.
Practice makes perfect. These simple words, so ubiquitous and readily accepted that you’ve probably never given them much thought, only tell part of the story.
Does dreaming in French mean that you're fluent? The short answer is no, but check out this article for the long answer based on my own and others' experiences.
A transference error is a certain type of mistake, common to foreign language learners, which can be particularly difficult to stop making. The hardest part is becoming aware of the error; once you’ve done that, it’s just a matter of figuring out the correction and practicing your way to perfection.
Frequently asked questions about French and Lawless French.
Sometimes you're going to feel stupid while learning French, and that's ok. Being self-conscious about making mistakes is counter-productive - so don't be.
Learn French by following the adventures of Victor Hugo as he explores the Francophone universe. The humorous videos and comics are suitable for post-beginners aged 15 and up, and include a variety of accents as well as slang.
Studying French online has many benefits, as well as some limitations. If you want to get serious about learning French but can't handle a rigid class schedule, private classes are the way to go - learn more.
Whatever your dreams related to French may be, setting specific goals – and measuring your progress against them – is one of the most effective tools in your learning arsenal. Choosing the right goals isn’t rocket science, but there’s a little more to it than just throwing together a list.
Is French still an important language? A linguist and a journalist say no, but I (and the facts) say yes!
Studying for an hour a week will only get you so (not) far. Intensity in terms of getting as close to immersion as possible as well as regular practice are vital.