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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:28 PM

Any recommendations for jump starting French

I can still read it a little. I had 3+ years or was it 5? I don't remember. But speaking is a problem.

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Reply Any recommendations for jump starting French (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #1
underpants Apr 2020 #2
soryang Apr 2020 #3
eppur_se_muova Apr 2020 #4
SWBTATTReg Apr 2020 #5
pamdb Apr 2020 #6
bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #7
mitch96 Apr 2020 #8
BettyR85 Jun 2020 #9

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:31 PM

1. Duolingo isn't bad, and it's free.

I've used it for another language, not sure how good their French is, but they offer pronunciation as well as vocabulary and grammar lessons.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:33 PM

2. I'm doing Spanish on Rosetta Stone and Duo Lingo

Rosetta has a free two week period right now.
Duo lingo is free unless you want to get rid of ads.

Babel is offering free for life at $170.
Rosetta is about $150 per year.

I am crushing on Duo Lingo. Take THAT Julia and Phillip!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:37 PM

3. i would try to find French broadcasts to watch

either on youtube or elsewhere on the internet and immerse yourself in them.

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Response to soryang (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:47 PM

4. Google "News in slow French" -- there are several options. nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:48 PM

5. Fly to Paris? Don't pick up any translation gadgets, immerse yourself in the culture and let rip!

Go with the flow. You'll learn far more than you expect, eh?

In reality I was just kidding, perhaps one DU poster suggested, listen to broadcasts that are in French, etc. Go to some Quebec online sites (in French), or perhaps some carib. islands that still speak French.

Its kind of the immersion therapy I've read about.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 06:50 PM

6. francais

I do Babble. Right now I pay $13.75 quarterly. I was good for awhile, fell off recently, need to get back on track.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 07:23 PM

7. Wow, those were the quickest replies to my post ever. Thanks!!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:35 PM

8. I agree...... Fly to France..... and get a S.O. that is French and does not speak english...

You'll pick it up quick. Oh and watch French soap opera's... C'est Mangnifique !
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 05:38 AM

9. Netflix

If you are subscribed to Nexflix there are several great French tv shows which you can watch in French with both French or English subtitles.
For example, 10% - is a great show, pretty easy to watch even for a beginner

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