Finally learn french?

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James.A.
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby James.A. » Thu May 23, 2019 1:26 pm

grokmotive wrote:No LR last night. But I did research a course that I could do alongside LR.

I decided on Assimil, and did the first two chapters. They seemed quite easy so I think I will try to do 2 chapters alongside LR every day, and slow down to 1 chapter a day when it gets harder.


That's an excellent idea. The assimil course for French is perfect! That's how I started French too. :)
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby Fenderman » Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 pm

I don't know if you've ever seen the French course "French in Action" that was created for American University courses but you may find it useful. The main part is the videos that are online for free but there's also textbooks, workbooks and audio that you can purchase for it as well on eBay for pretty cheap.

Here's the link to watch the videos if you're interested: https://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby grokmotive » Thu May 23, 2019 10:50 pm

Today, I did another 90 minute LR.

I also did two more Assimil lessons.

: 8 / 37 Le Trône de fer - L’Intégrale 1 (8:00/37:00)
: 4 / 113 Assimil - French with ease (4/113)
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby grokmotive » Thu May 23, 2019 10:58 pm

James.A. wrote:
grokmotive wrote:No LR last night. But I did research a course that I could do alongside LR.

I decided on Assimil, and did the first two chapters. They seemed quite easy so I think I will try to do 2 chapters alongside LR every day, and slow down to 1 chapter a day when it gets harder.


That's an excellent idea. The assimil course for French is perfect! That's how I started French too. :)


Thank you! Good to know that I'm on the right track, I found the beginning of your log where you describe how you learnt french very useful!
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby grokmotive » Thu May 23, 2019 11:00 pm

Fenderman wrote:I don't know if you've ever seen the French course "French in Action" that was created for American University courses but you may find it useful. The main part is the videos that are online for free but there's also textbooks, workbooks and audio that you can purchase for it as well on eBay for pretty cheap.

Here's the link to watch the videos if you're interested: https://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html


Thank you for this Fenderman, what an interesting course!
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby grokmotive » Fri May 24, 2019 9:49 pm

Today, I did 1 hour LR and 3 Assimil lessons (one was the review)

I read this old post by ProfArguelles: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... PN=0&TPN=1

And tried out what I could understand of his method. I used audacity to remove the gaps from the audio. Then I shadowed the lesson. At first, I could barely say any of it, just sort of mumbling the sound, stumbling over my words and getting lost, but after around 15-20 minutes, maybe more, I could shadow the sounds pretty well and understand almost all of it. I then shadowed while reading English a few times, then shadowed while reading the French. It felt... different, like I was understanding a lot deeper and I could say the entire thing quicker and more fluidly. I think that I'll continue with this method, it's hard but almost definitely more useful.

: 9 / 37 Le Trône de fer - L’Intégrale 1 (9:00/37:00)
: 7 / 113 Assimil - French with ease (7/113)
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby munyag » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:34 pm

How's your French going. It's been two years now
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Re: Finally learn french?

Postby Le Baron » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:51 pm

munyag wrote:How's your French going. It's been two years now

Two scenarios are possible:

1) L-R-ing novels + Assimil was such a success OP just carried on with life in French.
2) L-R-ing novels + Assimil was such a dismal failure OP was demoralised.

I really wish I knew the outcome.
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