My answer was “NO” because this blog is dedicated to matters of the heart and weddings. If I want to become a French tutor, I’ll simply open a language or tutoring blog.
So for now, dear readers, pardon me for being a little rigid.
You need to ask yourself why you want to learn this language and what you hope to achieve from learning it. Do you want to learn French because you like the way your friend pronounces her “R” with a French accent?
Or you plan on relocating to France soon? Or do you just love the romantic language? You need to have a reason that can motivate you to keep learning the language once you start.
Visit them and find packages that suit your needs and schedule. If you don’t have the time or energy to actually enrol in a language school, try online French tutoring websites. You could even find free online tutoring sites if you search well.
Your assignments can also be sent over to your home tutor who will grade your progress and know how to plan subsequent lessons.
The road is not going to be all roses and perfume; it’s going to be very challenging and you have to be ready.
When it gets tough, it’s only your passion and determination that can pull you through. Remain focused and you will succeed.
Speak the language everywhere you go; make it a habit of communicating with the language when an opportunity arises.
Some people feel reluctant to speak a new language because they are scared of making mistakes. The truth is “you will make mistakes as you speak”. Mistakes are the fastest way to become perfect.
While you’re there, don’t forget to make friends; be social and interact with many people every day.
Develop a habit of going to places like the market and church where you will meet many people; it helps fasten up the learning process.
In the program, you are given access to a large dose of the French language. Here, you learn by listening to audio tapes, watching videos and even news clips in French.
I would recommend Preply for an online immersion.
Connect with as many people as you can handle, interact with them in French, don’t be shy to make mistakes and be open to corrections.
Simply search for Learn French or Duolingo in your store, download and start learning. It’s very easy; it saves your energy, time and money.
Minimise the time you use in playing other games like Candy crush, Racing fever, Word chaos or 4 pics one word and use it to develop your French skills.
Endeavour to get a good dictionary like Oxford-Hachette, Collins, Larousse and Le Robert from any bookstore nearby.
If you hate carrying big dictionaries around, get a pocket dictionary or download an offline French/English dictionary.
When you read novels or story books written in French, you will come across some new and difficult words; write them down and look for their meanings in a dictionary.
If you do this daily or weekly, you will be surprised at how rich your vocabulary will become.
And of course, when your vocabulary is rich, you won’t need to stutter while speaking the language.
I told myself I wasn’t cut out for it but here I am today, speaking, teaching and still learning French.
If you encounter any difficulties in the course of learning French, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or someone who can help.
I look forward to when you and I will start communicating in French.