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Tips for Learning French

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Tips For Learning French

Learning a new language is a venture that can transform your life. With over 220 million French speakers, and France’s fifth largest economy in the world, learning French can open you to a world full of professional and personal possibilities. Some may hesitate to attempt this goal because of the fear of a huge time commitment or cost, or that learning a language is difficult as an adult. These common misconceptions are unfounded and research suggests that your ability to learn a language is mostly a matter of practice, and has nothing to do with age. With technology, learning a language is easier than ever before, and Rosetta Stone makes learning a language easy and convenient, at a fraction of the cost of a classroom course.

Learning French is an exciting journey that can be made more enjoyable by keeping the following tips in mind:

  • Practice! It’s essential to make practice part of your daily routine for success.
  • Immerse yourself in French wherever you have the opportunity.
  • Speak French as often as possible by putting yourself in situations where you will be required to.
  • Set attainable goals for yourself.
  • Commit to enjoying the language journey, and not simply pushing to the destination.

Learning French with Rosetta Stone

Your success at learning French is going to depend largely on having a quality language learning program. We have over 25 years of language learning experience at Rosetta Stone, and have proven that anyone has the ability to learn to read, write and speak a new language with confidence using our award-winning program. Dynamic Immersion® is the teaching methodology we use. This enables you to acquire vocabulary and phrases in the context in which they’re used in everyday conversations while being surrounded with words, images, and the voices of native speakers. A learning progression will take you from understanding words and phrases to sentences and conversations. Correct grammar and syntax is achieved by reading and listening to examples of native speakers. Your own natural language learning abilities will make the connection of new language with meaning in real-life contexts. Our goal is to help you build confidence when speaking French so you thrive in real-world situations that don’t follow a script.

Correct pronunciation is also a key to your success. Your program will need to emphasize speaking the language and practicing pronunciation, and not just learning vocabulary and grammar rules. Without the ability to speak and understand the words in conversation, you will likely become frustrated with your efforts and may not follow through on your goal.

At Rosetta Stone, you will be speaking the language with accurate pronunciation from your very first lesson. TruAccent®, our patented speech recognition engine, compares your voice to thousands of native speakers and provides immediate feedback to you so that you can perfect your French accent. It is really a powerful tool which will have you speaking French like a local in no time.

Try Our Award-Winning App

Surround yourself with French whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app.

Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation.

The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.

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