It can be difficult to communicate clearly when we are learning a new language. Some of us are shy, or maybe just not confident with talking to people when we only know a little vocabulary, but we still need to know how to get our point across and let others
#ClearTheList is a community goal setting activity, run by Lindsay over at Lindsay Does Languages, and Shannon of Eurolinguiste , where they review their past month’s work, and set new goals for the new month, and invite us all to join them. It is your chance to set monthly language learning goals
I wanted to see if there was an audio based language learning tool that might help me learn French pronunciation. Earworms Musical Brain Trainers are designed to teach spoken French with music. Knowing that when I get a song stuck in my head it guarantees I learn the lyrics, I
Yesterday was the final opportunity for those of us in the Add 1 Challenge 33 (A1C33) to post our final videos demonstrating us having a 15 minute conversation with a native speaker. Of course, the obligatory tech glitches caused a one hour delay. Fortunately my conversation partner was not short
So the first week of the Fluent In 3 Months Add 1 Challenge #A1C33 has passed (actually, it’s Thursday already, which means we are half way through week two!), and we were asked to review our progress for the week. I discovered in my first face-to-face French conversation lesson that
I met up with a local exchange student to work on my French conversation yesterday. It was slow and awkward, but certainly gave my memory recall and pronunciation a work out! It is the first time I have had the opportunity to speak face-to-face with a native speaker in French.
I don’t know about you, but one of the things I really struggle with as I am learning a foreign language is the accent. I want to try to sound as natural and “unaccented” as possible. However, as I learn to pronounce the words, something deep in me resists changing
I have found the best way to learn a language is to set goals – but sometimes, especially when learning a language is somewhat of a hobby, it can be hard to set a goal and stick to it. Unlike making a quilt or a birthday card or a cake,