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How to become fluent in French?

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One question that potential students often ask me is:

How long will it take until I become fluent in French?

The answer is:
It depends on you.
Here are a few pointers based on my years of experience teaching French. This is not meant to be the absolute truth and relies solely on my observations:

1/ Memory: People with an excellent memory learn much faster. Speaking a foreign language requires to learn new vocabulary and grammar rules all the time AND to not forget it. 2/ Logic: students that understand the logic of the language usually learn much faster, presumably because their logic allows them to make better connections in their brain.
3/ Frequency: Obviously meeting 4 times a week for 1 hour (as opposed to once a week) enables faster progress. People start speaking French within a couple months.
4/ Alertness: When I meet students after their school/work day, they are tired. People that meet first thing in the morning or on the weekend are more alert and tend to make better progress.
5/ H…

Un, deux, trois cerises (the cherries song in French)

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1, 2, 3 cerises 1, 2, 3
Un, deux, trois
Allons dans les bois 4, 5, 6

Quatre, cinq, six
Cueillir des cerises 7, 8, 9
Sept, huit, neuf
Dans mon panier neuf 10, 11, 12
Dix, onze,

Weather Vocabulary in French (le vocabulaire de la météo et le temps)

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These are some flashcards available to download and cut.




le soleil
les nuages
la pluie
la neige


l’orage
le vent

Where do you live? in French (Où habites-tu?)

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