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#1 Sandragood1


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:44 AM

Hello, I hope you all can help me out. I took high school french back in the 80’s. I was able to think in French by year 2. But it has been a very long time since I used it.

I’m travelling to France this summer and I’d like to brush up on conversational French. What do you recommend?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

You might start with DuoLingo since it is free. Also see if your library has a Mango languages subscription.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:03 AM

Getting Started with French by Linney

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

In addition to the ideas above, if it's possible to get together on a regular basis with someone (student, teacher) from France for a coffee or whatever for gentle conversation.  Also, watch French films with subtitles.  Whatever strategy(ies) you choose, ramp up the immersion shortly before your trip.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:14 AM


It is the speed of French speaking that is so hard...