French in the desert

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French in the desert

Postby rlnv » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:18 pm

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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby Fortheo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:52 am

As much as I love French in Action, I'm not sure if it would be the best course for what you're trying to achieve right now. Long story short: I wouldn't suggest a course that implements a lot of dialogue, or videos, or input like FIA, only because you already receive the best form of input—native media. What I would suggest is that you find a good grammar book that you could jump into at your current level—maybe CLE intermediate, or advanced, one that offers you plenty of written exercises and forces you to think and practice your output. If you're already at a level where you can make use of native media, which you are doing, then there is no reason to go back to a media heavy course like French in Action—Find yourself a good grammar book with plenty of exercises, find a few french friends online, and start writing more often :).


Good luck and keep us updated.
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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby PeterMollenburg » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:44 am

Hey rlnv,

I agree with Fortheo. I have experience with FIA, but zero with CLE. However I'd still recommend CLE for you. For all indications it looks like it would be more suited to your situation and level. Fortheo makes a strong point that FIA is heavy in input, although he neglects to mention (although he has before) it is heavy on the grammar and exercises front in the workbooks too, but I still think (as does Fortheo) that FIA might be best left alone and CLE be your choice. The higher two levels in whatever 'stream' of CLE you choose would make sense. I also think you should start speaking now on a regular basis, but as I'm one who doesn't take advice often, I don't expect you to take mine either ;)
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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby rlnv » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:18 am

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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby rlnv » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:42 am

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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby Rebecca » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:13 am

Glad you've started a new log rlnv! I'll be following along and cheering you on! :)
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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby PeterMollenburg » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:21 am

Hmmmm.... but.... IF there ever was a time to do FIA (as well) there's no time like the present and better late than never! :mrgreen:
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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby rlnv » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:15 am

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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby PeterMollenburg » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:32 am

rlnv wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:Hmmmm.... but.... IF there ever was a time to do FIA (as well) there's no time like the present and better late than never! :mrgreen:

Yeah I know, and that was one of the things i was troubling over. So much French, and so little time. I'd do it all if I could. Peut-être la meilleure solution sera, soit 1) sois complément fou comme le PM lui-même, soit 2) changer la semaine en ajoutant un jour et quelques heures par jour.


Sois complètement fou ! Fais-le ! Fais-le ! Fais-le ! FIA, puis CLE !!! ;)
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Re: French: A New Balanced Approach

Postby rlnv » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:27 pm

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