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How to become fluent in French?

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)

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)

These are some flashcards available to download and cut.

le soleil
les nuages
la pluie
la neige

le vent

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