Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Learn French Old-School Style

The easiest way to learn any new language is to immerse yourself in it. Surrounding yourself in a situation where others around and you yourself included, are all speaking French would be the easiest and fasted way to learn the new language. Taking the day to day tasks that you are used to doing and putting the French words with these things is going to help your mind make the transitions with the new language skills you are introducing to your brain.
If you have favorite songs, you can translate them online into any language and learn to sing them in the language that you are learning. This is a great way of memorizing the words for things, to help you associate and remember. By singing songs in groups, you can also help each other when someone forgets a word here and there. Also, by making this sort of a game, it will be a fun learning experience.
Whenever something is fun, it is always easier to do. Try playing board games that are in the language you are attempting to learn. Monopoly, Life and other games are a great way to get with others and play in the language you are learning. Make all the conversations be in French and before you realize it, you will all be conversing in the new language This works with adults and with children. Families can do this and make learning fun for the kids and encourage them to learn about the world around them at the same time.

Flashcards are an old game that children play to learn. Using French words on the flashcards will help them say the correct words but to also learn how to properly spell them and read the words as well. Immersion has long been understood to be the best and fastest way to learn words of another language. Engaging in actual conversations is going to help with proper pronunciation too.
Outdoor games can be done in the same way. Baseball requires the counting of strikes, runs and outs. Count in French and encourage all the children to do so. Have some fun by yelling your favorite encouragements for your team, only doing it in French this time. Anytime learning can be made fun and experienced as a family so that it is a game and not feel like homework, you are on the path to real lifelong learning.


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