Bonne Année à vous tous !
So what about some 'learning French' New Year's resolutions?
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Resolution 1: set learning French as a priority.
Fit it in between work, school, family, friends etc. we are all busy, all the time, these days and it can seem impossible to squeeze anything else in. But there are a number of easy ways to fit more French into your life so why not find someone else who wants to learn as well and start a conversation.
Resolution 2: Don't be shy.
Many French learners hesitate to use their French because it's not perfect, don't be one of them - keep practicing, mistakes and all and you will improve.
Resolution 3: Practice French every day.
The more time you spend practicing French, the more quickly you will learn and the better you will become, even if it's just by learning a word a day.
Resolution 4: Read in French.
Read the French news (online or off), read a magazine, a blog, a book, - try to read something in French at least once a week.
Resolution 5: Listen to French.
You don't have to go to France to listen to French - there are all kinds of opportunities on on the internet.
Resolution 6: Join a club or society.
Classes, meetings, internet learning, French movies & DVDs and other opportunities for more French practice are just around the corner, if you look.
Resolution 7: Watch French movies, TV & DVDs.
Make an effort to watch French TV once in a while, you can from the UK with SKY and other TV suppliers. French departments of local colleges sometimes put on plays, and independent cinemas are usually good for a French movie now and then. Join the local library who nearly always have a foreign film section.
Resolution 8: Get rid of mistakes.
If you're like me, there are some mistakes that you make over and over. Resolve to get rid of at least one a week, with regular practice and self-correction.
Resolution 9: Have fun.
French learning doesn't have to be boring - play French scrabble, read comics, listen to music.
Resolution 10: Plan a trip.
Why not put your French to the test? A visit to France on a viewing trip with us may be in order this year - Contact Cle France to set up your viewing trip.
Blog submitted by: Alex at The French Property Network - Cle France.