When people speak languages other than their native tongue, they want to improve their accent. The French language can be difficult because there are so many different accents and dialects, but with the right strategies you will sound like a native in no time! In this blog post we will discuss six easy tips that will help you develop your french accent.
Learn the alphabet pronunciation
Many people learn the basic alphabetical system of a language, but then fail to apply it when speaking. This is a huge mistake because if you don't pronounce every letter and vowel correctly your accent will suffer greatly. It's worth learning how each sound should be pronounced so that you can understand what sounds are difficult for yourself or other English speakers who also speak French!
Practice common sub-phrases in French dialogue
If there was one tip I could give anyone just starting out with their French accent it would be this: practice phrases often used in everyday conversations. By understanding how these short sentences are constructed you will naturally start sounding more like a native speaker without even trying!
Practice your French accent every day
To develop your accent, this is the most important tip. If you want to sound like a native speaker then you need to practice every day, even if it's only for five minutes at a time! Practice these phrases together with other French speakers and listen carefully to how they pronounce each word or phrase.
Promote your French "R" sounds
The pronunciation of R in English can be difficult because we don't always roll our r's when speaking; however this is something that all French speakers do regularly. Make sure that whenever you say an r-sound (or any other consonant) it comes through loud and clear so that people know exactly what letter was pronounced!
Listen to lots of French radio and podcast
The majority of English-speaking people will have difficulty understanding native French speakers when they start speaking; however this is something that you can overcome with time and practice! Listen to as much French radio or podcasts as possible so that your ear starts picking up on common words and phrases.
Read French out loud
You can improve your accent by reading out loud because you are forced to slow down and enunciate each word exactly as it should be pronounced. For the best results make sure that you read slowly at first so that you can hear how words blend together and then gradually increase speed over time!
Watch French movies, TV shows, or YouTube videos
Movies and TV shows are excellent ways to absorb the natural flow of French because you can learn common phrases, words, and idioms that way. Watching clips online is also a good idea because it's free! Just make sure that when watching videos in this language you use subtitles so that you don't miss out on any important dialogue or information.
Each language has a different accent. That's why learning a language is still easy but learning a new language's accent is a lot harder and time-consuming.
If you follow these six tips then you will be well on your way to speaking and understanding the French language like a native speaker! If you want to learn more about French language then check out our more blogs.