It’s not impossible to learn French without learning grammar. In fact, many people believe that it is the best way to go about it. The idea behind this is that you can pick up on all of the nuances and subtleties of a language by simply immersing yourself in it.
For example, if you want to learn French, then surround yourself with as much French as possible and let your brain do the rest! You could also try using flashcards or other memory aids to help you remember key words and phrases. Whatever method you choose, just make sure that you stick with it and be patient; language learning takes time and effort.
Learn French without grammar
I always say that learning a foreign language should not be about grammar. It’s about communication. And, to be effective communicators, we need to use the right words in the right context.
So, forget what you learned in high school French class and come talk with me! I’ll teach you all the necessary vocabulary and expressions you need to know to get by in France. And I promise, there will be no grammar involved!
There are three main principles you should use to learn French without having to focus on grammar:
- Using immersion learning to learn French
- Flashcards and memory aids for the French vocabulary
- Patience and effort pay off in learning French
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Using immersion learning to learn French
I’m a teacher, and I love using immersion learning to teach French to my students. It’s so much fun to see them really get into the language and start speaking it like natives. Of course, there are a few things you need to keep in mind if you’re going to use immersion learning to learn a new language.
Learning a new language is never easy, but with the right approach it can be made easier. One of the best ways to learn French without worrying about grammar is by using immersion learning. This involves surrounding yourself with as much French as possible and letting your brain do the rest!
To do this, you must try to forget that you are learning French, but immerse yourself completely in the situation.
In this way, you will see that it will be much easier to understand and you will be able to make yourself understood.
Of course, you will make some mistakes! What’s the big deal? The more time passes, the less mistakes you will make 🙂
Flashcards and memory aids for the French vocabulary
If you’re studying French, you know that there are a lot of new words to learn. And if you’re like me, you also know that it’s not always easy to remember all of them. That’s where flashcards and memory aids can come in handy. I’m going to share some of my favorite tips and tricks for learning and remembering French vocabulary or other memory aids to help you remember key words and phrases.
Make flashcards from pictures
It’s much better for memorization to associate a picture with the new French word you’re learning, rather than associating it with the translation in your native language. This way you will be able to work your brain power to the fullest.
Making flashcards is good, but using them is better!
Too often students are motivated to make their flashcards and then leave them in a drawer…
No, no, no. You have to use them very regularly, handle them very often.
Ask someone you know to ask you about the flashcards you made. It will motivate you to learn all those new French vocabulary words you wrote.
You don’t want to show your friends and family that you’re lazy, do you?
Patience and effort pay off in learning French
In order to learn a foreign language, you need two essential ingredients: patience and effort. It’s no secret that French is a difficult language to learn. However, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you will see results. I’ve seen many students struggle in the beginning, but eventually succeed by using these two essential ingredients. So don’t give up if it’s tough at first – with patience and effort, you will be able to speak French like a native speaker.
We can accompany you in your learning with our individual courses via Internet or our group courses online (max 6 people).
And you should know that we have also prepared courses that allow you to learn on your own, in total autonomy and at your own pace:
- Training on the 50 verbs most used by the French
- Training on French phonetics, to speak like a French person
While it’s not impossible to learn French without learning grammar, I would definitely recommend at least taking a course in order to get the basics down. After all, you don’t want to be that person who can only say “hello” and “thank you” in a foreign language! With a bit of hard work and dedication, though, you too could be fluently speaking another language in no time.
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