How to keep up and practise your French once you’re back home
Check out some simple advice to help you practise your favourite language until your next visit to Antibes! :)
Are you wondering what you can do to practise your French, maintain your level and continue to progress at home? After all, it would be a shame to stop – you might forget everything you’ve learned. That wouldn’t be good, would it? Well, don’t worry, I’m here to give you some tips for practising at home. In France, you lived the language and heard a lot of information from your host family, in the street, in class, on public transport, etc. So it’s important that you continue to listen to French to ensure that your ear remains accustomed to the language. That could be songs, of course (www.deezer.com, www.dailymotion.com, www.youtube.com, etc.), news bulletins (www.tv5monde.com, etc.) or short TV series. Songs are great for vocabulary and pronunciation! Try to follow every line, using lyrics which you can find on websites such as www.paroles.net or www.parolesmania.com. Watch some French films in their original versions as well. No English subtitles! You could also consider checking out our website, Le Français et Vous. Here, you will find news articles about cultural topics (books, music, films, etc.), as well as vocabulary and grammar exercises, not forgetting phonetics practice. It’s highly interactive and a lot of fun: a good way to ensure that you don’t lose what you’ve learned. You can also read books in French. These could include novels, short stories, comics or manuals (with a CD and transcripts). Another good idea is to stay in touch with the people you met during your stay (your host family, friends, teachers, etc.). This way, you will get practice in writing and speaking when you communicate via social networks and email. And there you have it: some simple advice for practising your favourite language until your next visit to Antibes. So, to work!
eric - 28/09/2016