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Too many people develop a fear of learning a language and feel it is difficult and complex. Maybe it’s from a bad teacher at school or maybe because you’ve never learned a language. Learning to speak French is not difficult and can be a lot of fun if you use the right tools.
Before you try to learn to speak French, you need to understand the reasons behind it. Do you need it for work or do you do it for fun? Are you planning to visit or move to a French-speaking country?
These considerations greatly influence how much French vocabulary you should learn and how quickly you should learn it. If you’re learning the language for fun, there’s no rush, but if you have a business trip to France next week, it’s much more urgent that you understand French.
You will also be able to better learn the French words and phrases you need for your particular circumstances. French to work or live in a French-speaking country is very different from the French you need to know for a holiday.
When you learn to speak French for a holiday, you want to know how to order drinks and food, book a hotel, ask directions, etc. A job that requires you to use French requires a much deeper understanding of the language, plus the possibility of specific technical terms you may need to know.
Learning French for a job takes a lot more work, but you can still pick it up quickly, especially if you use the right tools.
One of the best ways to learn this language is to take a French course with a French teacher online. It’s easy, comfortable and you can work at your own pace and time without worrying about going to a classroom.
The biggest drawback to this is the lack of interaction with people who speak the language. This has been overcome by the Rocket French program because it has forums with course staff, French speakers, and other students, allowing you to have real classroom interaction with other French speakers.
Technology allows you to better learn the language as you can practice pronouncing French using your computer’s microphone and special software. A computer program compares your pronunciation of a word or phrase with that of a native speaker, helping you develop a convincing French accent.
Speaking French is quite different from speaking English. For the French word “comprendez”, an English speaker would pronounce the D in the word. It is in fact silent and the ‘prend’ part of the word is pronounced more like ‘pron’ without sounding a D.
If you can pronounce the language correctly, learning to speak French will help you immensely: you will find that more people will understand you and you will feel much more confident.
Learning the French language can be fun and enjoyable. With the right tools, you can learn French quickly and have a lot of fun in the process. French is a beautiful language and is considered the most romantic language in the world. It won’t be long before you will impress your friends, family and colleagues with your French language skills!