*The past 18 months have been challenging on many levels.
Many of us were forced to curtail social activities and some might have been separated from other family members for extended periods of time.
Of course, it goes without saying that long distance holidays were no longer possible during the interim. Thankfully, things are slowly returning to normal.
You might therefore be finally ready to take that much-needed trip to Paris. Not only does the “City of Lights” offer countless unforgettable attractions, but Parisian culture is said to leave a lasting impression. This is why being able to communicate on a basic level is important. What are some of the ways in which you can begin to learn French without becoming overwhelmed? Take a look at a handful of tried-and-tested methods.
Online Learning Courses
It is now possible to take French classes online from the comfort of your living room. These intensive courses are highly effective and unlike traditional classroom settings, it is possible to schedule a one-on-one session with a professional tutor. Furthermore, the ability to access native French speakers is an excellent way to learn pronunciation nuances (one of the most challenging aspects of the French language). Learning French with the help of an online instructor will help to prepare you for the busy streets of Paris.
One of the issues associated with learning any language is that practicing alone can be rather boring. We may become distracted and as a result, it is much more likely that we will begin to forget important words and phrases. This is why most experts agree that you should search for online forums that are specifically devoted to those who wish to learn French as a second language. You can make valuable connections and thanks to modern wireless communications, it is even possible to have a conversation with individuals who share your interests.
Why not take full advantage of the technological solutions that can be leveraged? We are speaking of handy smartphone applications in this sense. Certain apps have been designed for those who desire to speak French as a foreign language. Here are some of the bets applications to consider in 2021:
- Rosetta Stone
- The Classics2Go French Collection
- French Translator Dictionary +
As some of these applications can be used when offline, they can come along during your journey to Paris. You may then choose to employ them as lingual aids when trying to find a certain word or expression.
Patience is a Virtue
While all of the tips mentioned above will come in handy, it is nearly impossible to become fluent overnight. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time and above all, do not become frustrated when mistakes are made. These are nothing more than a small portion of the learning process. Get ready to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime!