Any tips on studying a new language by yourslef?? Im trying to learn french and it aint easy
Study Every.Single.Day. If you leave gaps, you will forget.
Flash cards are your friend. Your best friend. Use them. Many of them. Review them constantly. If you do not review, you can not retain the knowledge.
Watch things in the language you are studying. Maybe your favorite movie? Do you have a film you just LOVE and know the lines to? Just watch it. With the subtitles!! You can get a feel for the language, pick out keywords and listen to how they speak.
I go to my local asian markets, pick up packaging and sound out the hiragana/katakana/kanji. To try and learn. You could buy a book in French and translate it. It’s seriously great practice. You will immediately start to recognize words and understand what they mean because you have seen it and translated it so many times. This is probably my favorite thing to do.
Try Duolingo. I think last I looked, French was on there!!! It’s a great language app.
Get Rosetta Stone. Yes, it is pricy. But the microphone feature is key. The majority of learning a language is speaking it. If you don’t know how to pronounce things with a proper dialect then what good is it?? The software is not the be-all-end-all BUT it will help you hear how to say words and also perfect your speaking. It will also help you learn those basic things like je, j’aime, il, elle, ette, es, me ment, parle, etc–also accents like
- the cédille Ç,
- the accent aigu é,
- the accent circonflexe â, ê, î, ô, û,
- the accent grave à, è, ù
- and the accent tréma ë, ï, ü.
If you haven’t grasped that already.
I would also encourage you to find someone close to you who is also learning, or maybe finding someone online you can practice with? I am learning on my own and it is difficult. However, if you have someone to study with it makes it that much better. You can correct each other, teach each other and practice together. Two brains are better than one!
I hope this helps!!!