Language learning requires doing more than simply memorizing vocabulary and grammar rules. A student must watch movies, listen to the radio, visit sites, and above all speak the language. All of these exercises help to show the relevance of the dry task of memorization and help bring language...
One of the most intimidating things about the transition from French GCSE to French A-level for many pupils seems to be the amount of new grammar that is introduced. Suddenly pupils are wrestling with relative clauses, the pluperfect and, of course, the subjunctive.
It is intimidating because,...
My A-level French course was certainly an enriching couple of years, but it was by no means an easy feat. I had been catapulted from learning more simple forms of French grammar and vocabulary, to applying this knowledge to in-depth discussions on French culture.
When I look back at this, I am...
To prepare for As and A level French it is useful to:
- read books on any subject to get a wider vocabulary
- listen to the radio, television to get used to the speed of talking
- learn texts by heart! read a text and try to rewrite it as closely as you can, do this with model texts on...
I learned French at school, but I learned to love French at home, watching movies. I started with the New Wave- my favourites were the ones with beautiful, tragic women getting into terrible scrapes with naïve young gangsters. After that I wanted to see everything. I am convinced that it was...
“Quand la mouche te pique...” That's a French expression that means that when you find yourself passionate for something, anything, this passion, this drive, is unstoppable!
I think one of the main reasons students get bored about a subject is because the teacher gets bored of teaching it......
Learning a language is not daunting if organised
When you start to learn a new foreign language, it can seem like a huge and scary task. After all, it has taken you all your life to learn this many words in your own language and now you have to think about doing it all over again. However,...
To become a successful linguist at Advanced level you will need to be prepared to develop these important key skills during your new course:
acting - answer questions in the foreign language even if you aren't sure about all the vocabulary or grammar! Have a go!
experimenting - be...
There are all kinds of reasons to learn a foreign language in general, and French in particular. Let's start with the general.
Why learn a Foreign Language?
An obvious reason to learn a new language is to be able to communicate with the people who speak it. This includes...
For some reason, I'm not completely certain why, but I always found that speaking exams were no way near as daunting as a lot of people make them sound. I think this is because of the teachers I had. When I entered the usually small and pokey room with the large black and blue tape recorder sat...
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