Reading is a great tool in language learning. It is both pleasurable and pragmatic. Reading stories that you like is not only a great language builder, it can also be a great motivator to move forward in your language learning.
However, what I find great in reading, even difficult French texts, is the suspense, the discovery I’m making with every word I’m learning, with each comprehension of each sentence that is building up as I progress through each page. That feeling is awesome. It feels like I’m deciphering some coded message.
Choose the Book YOU like.
What some of us may not realize, going through a story in a foreign language is a great vocabulary builder. Of course, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of words you need to look up. It is also advised to write them down for better memorization. Very often language learners do not consider reading a book in French as an option because of this.
Listen to the song and drag the missing French words. This is an easy version of the exercise. It consists of the first two verses of the song and the chorus.
It’s a great vocabulary exercise in describing people as it uses lots of interesting adjectives used in everyday French.
You should also pay attention to the liaison (la liaison in French) that is quite a distinctive feature of the French language. You should, no …, you must use the liaison while speaking French as it makes your speech more fluent and native like. It is true whatever the language by the way.
I’m a big fan of noting things down. I write, I draw and I do it all the time. I do it on paper most of the time.
I’m a big believer that in language learning writing with your hand is one of the great techniques to remember things. That’s why I was really happy to have discovered a board that allows me to write as many language drills as I want and without wasting any paper !