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Learning to read & speak French
« on: May 11, 2014, 11:05:48 AM »
Bon homme du jour? Mon aqe sil vous es plait.  ??? I think I could use the Rosetta stone or Ipad program to learn how to speak French.

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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 11:23:00 AM »
It's best if you find a class. If that's out of the question, you might want to start here.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 11:30:33 AM »
It's best if you find a class.

Voila, la meilleure façon pour apprendre à parler le français.

Bon homme du jour? Mon aqe sil vous es plait.  ??? I think I could use the Rosetta stone or Ipad program to learn how to speak French.

Pourquoi veut tu apprendre le français? Les Americains, pour la plupart des personnes, ne veulent pas parler en français.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 12:50:15 PM »
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 01:22:14 PM »
Pourquoi veut tu apprendre le français? Les Americains, pour la plupart des personnes, ne veulent pas parler en français.

So I'm not lost & illiterate in a French-speaking country.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 01:43:30 PM »
Pourquoi veut tu apprendre le français? Les Americains, pour la plupart des personnes, ne veulent pas parler en français.

So I'm not lost & illiterate in a French-speaking country.

Naturellement. Tu as l'intention d'aller en France, Quebec ou Françafrique?
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 01:50:51 PM »
Pourquoi veut tu apprendre le français? Les Americains, pour la plupart des personnes, ne veulent pas parler en français.

So I'm not lost & illiterate in a French-speaking country.

Naturellement. Tu as l'intention d'aller en France, Quebec ou Françafrique?
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 01:58:35 PM »
Pourquoi veut tu apprendre le français? Les Americains, pour la plupart des personnes, ne veulent pas parler en français.

So I'm not lost & illiterate in a French-speaking country.

Naturellement. Tu as l'intention d'aller en France, Quebec ou Françafrique?
Peut-être l'Acadiane

Acadiane? L'automobile?

Edit: Ah, j'ai trouvé l'Acadiana sur l'internet. Je n'ai su pas que quelques personnes en Lousiana encore parlent français.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 02:49:50 PM »
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 02:56:36 PM »
Pourquoi veut tu apprendre le français? Les Americains, pour la plupart des personnes, ne veulent pas parler en français.

So I'm not lost & illiterate in a French-speaking country.

Naturellement. Tu as l'intention d'aller en France, Quebec ou Françafrique?

Its more like a French-speaking Island colony in the Carribbean.

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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2014, 04:58:10 PM »
En France, je suppose, il est plus facile de gagner sa vie et d'être payé plus. (Produire des revenus plus élevés.) Ce que je ne comprends pas, est, pourquoi les États-Unis ne semblent pas en concurrence avec le reste du monde quand il s'agit de soutiens de famille.

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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2014, 10:55:28 PM »
Any tips? I've decided to learn French. Anyone know any interesting European news media in French, or movies, or perhaps some North African media in French since I know that Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco still hold onto their colonial heritage.

I would enjoy interesting content suggestions.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 01:48:55 AM »
Any tips? I've decided to learn French. Anyone know any interesting European news media in French, or movies, or perhaps some North African media in French since I know that Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco still hold onto their colonial heritage.

I would enjoy interesting content suggestions.
Two news sources I read regularly:
http://www.lefigaro.fr/

http://www.lemonde.fr/

And for Morocco, that I read every once in a while:

http://www.yabiladi.com/

As far as movies, just Google french movies and there are some on youtube that you could find.  If you happen to have Netflix, they have quite a few French movies.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 07:22:41 AM »
Any tips? I've decided to learn French. Anyone know any interesting European news media in French, or movies, or perhaps some North African media in French since I know that Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco still hold onto their colonial heritage.

I would enjoy interesting content suggestions.

Check to see if your cable provider carries the French language channel TV5 Monde.  Other free resources on the Internet are:
https://www.duolingo.com For grammer practice
http://www.memrise.com  For vocabulary memorization
https://www.youtube.com/user/frenchsounds  Youtube channel on French pronunciation
https://www.youtube.com/user/imagiers  Youtube channel with hundreds of French language lessons

Both RFI and Radio Canada carry streaming media in French.

Do NOT buy Rosetta Stone.  It is overpriced and you can duplicate it on the Internet for free.  Do buy a basic French text book such as French Demystified or Easy French Step-by-Step.  Both are available from Amazon.

bonne chance,
Tomás
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 07:44:39 AM »
There's a lesson series called Teach Yourself which is sometimes available in public libraries. Pimsleur also makes a good series.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 10:23:24 AM »
There's a lesson series called Teach Yourself which is sometimes available in public libraries. Pimsleur also makes a good series.

Borrow the Pimsleur CD's from your library and copy the mp3's to your computer.

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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 10:59:30 AM »
I am well aware of the corporate scam of Rosetta Stone.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 12:21:46 AM »
So, is this a French Colony here at OC.net? ...
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 12:27:09 AM »
Any tips? I've decided to learn French. Anyone know any interesting European news media in French, or movies, or perhaps some North African media in French since I know that Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco still hold onto their colonial heritage.

I would enjoy interesting content suggestions.

Check to see if your cable provider carries the French language channel TV5 Monde.  Other free resources on the Internet are:
https://www.duolingo.com For grammer practice
http://www.memrise.com  For vocabulary memorization
https://www.youtube.com/user/frenchsounds  Youtube channel on French pronunciation
https://www.youtube.com/user/imagiers  Youtube channel with hundreds of French language lessons

Both RFI and Radio Canada carry streaming media in French.

Do NOT buy Rosetta Stone.  It is overpriced and you can duplicate it on the Internet for free.  Do buy a basic French text book such as French Demystified or Easy French Step-by-Step.  Both are available from Amazon.

bonne chance,
Tomás

Thank you! appreciate it.
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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2014, 08:12:13 PM »
Qui parle français ici?

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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2014, 08:28:01 PM »
Qui parle français ici?

Hello there, I was interested in a basic review of Airport French but since then lost track of learning French as a secondary language.

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Re: Learning to read & speak French
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2016, 12:21:30 PM »
Qui parle français ici?

Bonjour Jole et bonjour tout le monde !

Moi, je parle français. C'est ma langue maternelle. Je suis né et je vis au Québec.

Dans un article intitulé «Pour apprendre une langue, la clé c'est vous ! », accessible sur,   http://www.savoiretcroire.ca/apprendre/acquisition-langue/,   je souligne que, au-delà des méthodes utilisées pour apprendre une langue, le plus important est notre attitude. 

Cet article est fondé sur mon expérience d'acquisition de l'anglais comme langue seconde, suivi du grec comme langue morte pour lire le Nouveau Testament, suivi, de nombreuses années plus tard, de l'espagnol, alors que cette langue est très peu parlée là où je vis.

Concrètement, dans l'article, je montre que je m'étais donné une discipline de m'exposer un peu chaque jour à la langue espagnole, soit en écoutant de la musique avec des paroles que je pouvais comprendre, soit en lisant un texte à ma portée, ou en jouant un jeu, etc.

In a word, I just said that in my own experience of learning second languages, a key was to expose myself every day to the language I was trying to learn. Courses are fine, but your personal attitude of learning a bit every day is also very important.
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