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Méthodes et procédés dʼapprentissage de la langue française. / About learning French: means and methods to use.

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Comment enseigner le français à ceux qui le connaissent déjà un peu ?

Une amie de 25 ans m'a demandé de lui enseigner le français. Je suis prof, mais pas de langues; j'enseigne le dessin d'animation. Cela dit, je dévore tous les ouvrages ayant rapport à la pédagogie, ...
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Mémoire de fin d'études en traduction

Bonjour a tous ! Alors j'ai un mémoire de fin d'études à préparer et je ne sais pas trop quoi faire comme sujet :/ j'aimerai avoir des suggestions pour les connaisseurs svp :( J'ai eu l'idée de faire ...
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How to help a friend learn French?

My girlfriend is Russian and I'm a French speaker. We live in France, and we only speak English. Now she really needs to learn French more or less "fast" in order to get a job. Can you please give me ...
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Quel est la meilleure façon d’apprendre à utiliser le subjonctif ?

Ça fait presque un an et demi que j’entends, pratique, et utilise le subjonctif et je ne maîtrise toujours pas les expressions de base. Je n’ai pas trop de problèmes quand je conjugue mais pour les ...
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

Watching movies or TV series are very helpful in learning a language. What such movies or series (french ones, of course) is recommended for a new learner? This is what I experienced in learning ...
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Looking for an iOS app to learn French

Some advice for someone who wants to start French would be welcome. I have heard about Parler 100, mainly for beginners but customizable, with good quality sound. Also Duolingo seems quite well known....
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What are ways that I could have found out that “C'est correct d'être différent” means “It's okay to be different”?

Near the end of this show (here, but it requires logging in to the website), a boy who was born without arms tells us: C'est correct d'être différent. I suspected that this did not mean "It's ...
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Recommend easy French shows for beginners

I'm a native Urdu speaker with native level proficiency in English language. I am learning French these days. I'd like to know if there are some French movies or TV series with easy phrases through ...
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Recommended grammar textbook for self-study

There are French grammar textbooks written in my native language. However, most of them are either too simple (containing not enough information) or too hard (contain many information but less ...
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Drilling tools for active mastery?

I am nearly a fluent reader and translator of French and can somewhat understand it spoken (I have a reasonably good passive understanding of French.), but are there drilling tools to improve my ...
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Where can I find good reading materials without the literary tenses?

So here's my strategy for learning French: Took 4 years in high school, so I already know the basics and a lot of vocabulary. Memorize ~2000 new nouns and ~2000 new verbs, thus expanding vocabulary ...
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French movies/videos with French subtitles

I would appreciate it if you would introduce me to some sources of free downloadable videos/films in the French language accompanied by French subtitles (either treating of mathematics or of any ...
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What language to think in when learning french?

Context: I'm a native English speaker learning French. I learnt some French at high-school, and was reasonably good at it, but let it slip and I'm now trying to get it back to that level, and my ...
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Unable to find exact meaning of Title of the paper which is in French

I am a masters student in Mathematics in an Asian Country. I am self studying a research paper which is originally in French. I am fluent in English and Hindi. I used Google Translator for ...
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Pourquoi les Français parlent-ils plus vite que les autres francophones (et qu’avant)? [closed]

Je n’ai jamais parlé couramment le français (ma langue maternelle est le néerlandais), mais pour moi il est plus facile de comprendre le français quand des francophones non français le parlent... J’ai ...
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Order of acquisition: In which sequence do French children learn the language?

I'm not proficient enough in French yet to give the exact equivalents. I was just wondering if there's a corresponding French morpheme sequence that I could use to learn the language. In other words; ...
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Is Spanish a subset of French? [closed]

I heard someone say "if (as a speaker of English) you learn French, you get Spanish for free". Is this true? Is Spanish mostly a subset of French?
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Do French kids have difficulty learning their spellings?

What I'd like to know is that whether French kids aged about 4 or 7 have difficulty reading or writing French than other kids with the different languages. They can speak fluent French of course, but ...
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Prononciation du s final en “ils/elles” même sans liaison

Dans une école primaire (classe CE1), on m'a dit que lorsque les écoliers pratiquent la conjugaison, l'institutrice a dit de prononcer le s final de "ils/elles". Par exemple : ilS parlent/ elleS ...
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Learning French from English or Spanish

As a native English speaker, I learned Spanish using both classroom study and in-country learning. I am fluent in Spanish, but don't have the same vocabulary as in English, however, I probably have a ...
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French analogs to EngVid.com?

Actually, my question is in the title. EngVid.com with very its cool educational videos is really nice for studying English. Just some themes connected with English, interesting talks which are fun to ...
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Pronunciation exercises to learn nasalization

My eleven year old son is learning French in school. Picking up words, phrases, and grammar is easy for him, but he cannot pronounce nasal vowels. He just doesn't know how to create those sounds. ...
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How should I refer to my Master's degree in professional contexts?

I have checked other responses but in Scotland the degree system is slightly different from other systems in the UK and abroad. I studied a Master's degree in French at the University of Glasgow. ...
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Is the following sentence grammatically and meaningfully correct ?

I'm learning French from Alice Ayel's video series, and as an exercise to the last lecture that I watch, I want to say that Me too when I went to İzmir, which is a city in Turkey. I wrote Moi ...
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Should I use l'Alliance Française if I want to get a certification in French?

I am new in French. In my university I have French classes; they are cool and great but I would like to get some certification in this language and I found in Google l'Alliance Française. It is an ...
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Monolingual learner's dictionary with small defining vocabulary

Most modern English learner's dictionary use defining vocabulary. It is good idea to define lemmas in a learner's dictionary with just limited number of words and even doing this with multi-layer ...
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Origin of the “Dr. and Mrs. Vandertramp” mnemonic

In my French class, we were taught the "Dr. and Mrs. Vandertramp" mnemonic to learn the main verbs that use être as an auxiliary verb in the passé composé in most cases. Looking at the results from a ...
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Book of “introduction to logic” with French phrases as example

There is a book over logic in portuguese called "Introduçao à Logica" by the brazillian author Cezar A. Mortari. In this book there are a lot of examples of phases in informal language, and lots of ...
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Is this french? what has been said? [closed]

I was in snapchat and someone was saying something in french (but not sure lol), could someone guess what she said? I uploaded the audio here, it is just few seconds and it starts at 00:07 sec. First ...
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French audio + English subtitles or vice versa?

I'm a French learning student in high-school and I would like to improve my French vocab and speaking skills. A friend suggested watching low level TV shows (like the Magic School Bus for example) ...
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Techniques to improve pronunciation when I can manage to say parts of the word but not the full word (e.g. 2 nearby R sounds)

Is there any tip on how to pronounce words that have two r's? I'm using Forvo as my main "how-to-pronounce-something". But even when I hear these words 200x being pronounced, I can't! Let me give ...
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How can I regain some French fluency in a short time?

I am a native speaker of English. Twenty-five years ago my French was pretty good, but I haven't really used it much since, and I'm rusty. I will be in France in three weeks' time and want to regain ...
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D'où vient « Mais où est donc Ornicar ? » ?

Ornicar est un astéroïde nommé ainsi par l'astronome Français M. Alain Maury en mémoire de la célèbre formule mnémotechnique « Mais où est donc Ornicar ? »1 servant à apprendre les conjonctions de ...
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Radio or podcasts for French language learners?

I'm looking for some French radio (preferably available online) which is good for French language learners. Not necessarily for beginners or learners specifically (though don't mind to get ...
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Is Rosetta Stone effective at teaching French? [closed]

I will be learning French for a cycling trip that I will be taking a year from today and am wondering how far into the French language I will be able to get with the Rosetta Stone software. I am ...
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Online French newspapers, magazines, etc, with English translation

I'm learning French. I'm mostly interested in sciences (social sciences in particular) and humanities. Someone suggested I read newspapers. Though not a big fan of politics, with Trump coming to ...
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Is there some French equivalent of Tae Kim's Japanese grammar guide?

Currently I'm learning Japanese along with French, and if anyone learns Japanese, they almost always use this grammar guide by Tae Kim, which goes over most aspects of the language in great detail. ...
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Are there good tools for learning to speak French?

I'm a newcomer to France, I've have never had a formal education in French at school (being raised in South Africa), and i'm really trying to improve my French by: Taking lessons once a week, ...
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Quelques revues françaises comme The Economist ?

Je suis de niveau B1 maintenant. Pour ceux qui ne parlent pas Anglais comme langue maternelle, The Economist est un magazine que lisent beaucoup ceux qui préparent le TOEFL ou IELTS. Y a-t-il un ...
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Three different ways to say “I don't speak french”?

Problem One of the challenges of learning a new language is the "shame" factor. One can feel trepidation for putting oneself out there in a way that could potentially subject oneself to ridicule. Of ...
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What French children songs do most native French speakers know? [closed]

I do not know any French, but I'm trying to learn French together with my kids. I've found that my kids like to listen to and sing French children songs. Therefore, I decided that this is a good ...
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Base de donnée / corpus pour analyse de sentiments

J'espère ne pas être trop hors sujet pour ce stack exchange. Je cherche à faire de l'analyse de sentiments de tweets, et pour ça, je cherche une base de donnée de mots en français, avec : soit un ...
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Grammar resources for DELF A1 test

Are there resources for the required "Grammar" for DELF A1 test?
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Are there any textbooks based on the natural method? [closed]

Question: Are there any textbooks for learning French that are based on the natural method? What's the natural method, you say? It is a method of learning the language like a child would, that is the ...
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Comment étudier le français tout seul ?

Mon niveau est presque B1-B2 (cadre CECR). J'ai un bon vocabulaire (mais il pourrait certainement être meilleur), je me débrouille pas mal dans la compréhension, mais j'ai quelque soucis avec l’...
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What is the term for language lessons in which the native and the foreign language are spoken simultaneously? [closed]

I recall a style of language learning where you listen to CDs in which your language and the foreign language are spoken simeltaneously. For example "Hello" is said in one earbud while "Bonjour" is ...
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Modern French prose/fiction authors to read/listen for French language learner [closed]

I am looking for list/or just some recommendations on modern French fiction books/writers for French language learners. Modern because I want to see plain and modern language close to real spoken ...
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Comedy skits for learning French

I am looking for small comedy skits in French language. I need this to learn French and also act the skit for my teacher. It would be great if I have some links to some website containing these skits.
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Learn French from music — resources?

I am looking for resources for learning French from music. (Not just adequate music, but the totality of resources, like written French Lyrics, translation, English version etc.)
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Comment fait-on pour reconnaître et mémoriser le genre des noms ?

Il y a un an et demi que j'ai commencé à apprendre le français, mais pour moi c'est difficile de reconnaître et de mémoriser le genre des mots. Par exemple, « chaise » est féminin parce qu'il se ...