If you would like to learn to speak French fluently but are dreading all that work which comes with grammar and vocabulary studies, try a different approach! Once you find the right learning style for you, you might even start enjoying learning a new language.
Learning all the grammar rules and trying to create flawless sentences is one way to approach language learning. Unfortunately many people who try to learn a foreign language this way, get stuck when it comes to actually using the language in some real life situation. They are so worried about making mistakes, that it becomes almost impossible to actually say something in French. But there is another way you can do it.
Instead of concentrating on grammar and 100% correct language, you can also have a goal of being able to communicate in French. You will learn sentences instead of learning grammar rules, and try your best to make yourself understood. This is close to the way children learn their first language: by trial and error. Unfortunately adults won’t learn a new language as easily.
Anyway, if you try to learn how to speak French to be understood, it is a good idea to get yourself a French language learning software. Take a lot of audio lessons and listen and repeat what the native French speakers say. Then use what you learned in some everyday situation.
There are so many resources offered online these days that it is easy to practice speaking fluent French. You can download free learn French ebooks to support your learning process and find chatrooms, forums and groups of French speakers, who are all eager to test their skills in real life situations. Practicing spoken French can be done by using Skype. Perhaps you can even find a native French speaker and make a language exchange: he or she can teach you French while you teach them English!
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