I'm sure you know that French is spoken in France, but did you know that it is also spoken in Haiti? And just because you don't live in France doesn't mean that you can't learn how to speak this beautiful language. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 ways that you can learn French from anywhere in the world! Your chances of mastering this tongue will increase significantly.
Find a French-speaking friend to talk with or join an online community
If you know someone who is interested in practicing their language skills, then I suggest that the two of you practice your speaking abilities by doing things together! You could go on coffee dates or even take part in cooking classes where everyone will be speaking exclusively in French. Don't have any friends who speak it? No problem - there are some sites online where people can connect and chat with each other for free!
There are so many forums out there on social media channels like Facebook that allow users to communicate easily through text messaging or voice calling, depending on how comfortable they feel using technology as a tool for learning. Social media groups generally consist of people from all over the world who are interested in learning different languages.
YouTube has millions of videos in any language you want to learn anything you want. the best part? It's free and available 24/7. Start with having a look at my channel by clicking here French in the Midlands - YouTube and just explore all the French resources out there.
Find an online language partner
When it comes to practicing your speaking skills or building better relationships, saying that "practice makes perfect" isn't enough for some people. A lot of learners want to feel as if they talking with a native speaker instead of just typing messages back and forth at one another. If this sounds like something that interests you then consider signing up for a service such as iTalki where users can schedule lessons through messaging platforms or video calls!
If you are after structured, personalised lessons however, you would be better off having lessons with a professional teacher such as myself, who have been teaching French for 25 years. If you want to sample a free 30-minute lesson, then click here: https://calendly.com/frenchinthemidlands/30min
Read children's books or comics in French
Whether it's for children or adults, reading books in the target language is a great way to practice your pronunciation without being too self-conscious. It also allows you to pick up on any words that are especially interesting to read about! You can find some of these materials at local libraries or even buy them directly from Amazon if you want more options.
Listen to French songs and learn the lyrics: for music lovers
Listening to French songs and learning the lyrics is a great way to practice your language skills. At first, you can learn by ear and repeat phrases after hearing them sung but eventually try writing down what you hear so that it's easier to refer back to at another time!
If all else fails
Take classes or individual lessons. Nowadays there are so many online universities and vocational training programs out there who have embraced the benefits of distance learning methods with their students. If this sounds like something that interests you then consider looking into which options might be available near where you live.
You could also try a free sample lesson with me to find out whether learning French one-to-one is something you might enjoy - just book here: https://calendly.com/frenchinthemidlands/30min
There are many ways that you can learn French from anywhere in the world. Although it may seem difficult, with a little perseverance and time, you will be speaking fluently in no time!
Practice makes perfect when it comes to mastering any new language skills so don't give up hope just yet - you'll get there before you know it :)