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Learning French (efficiently) 🇫🇷

📅 2022-05-14

474 days ago

🕑 5 min read

With this document, I plan to record my progress in learning French. I began my studies sometime in July on 2021. My purpose and motivation of learning is to achieve a minimum level of B2 proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Currently Reading: Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d’Azkaban

Last Watched: Dix pour cent (Call My Agent!)

10 Month Update:

Anki Screenshot
New streak!
Pokemon Arceus in French
I’m being forced into reading a LOT of French.

  • Apart from that, I’m very nearly finished reading Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours by Jules Verne. My reading speed is now fairly rapid. I’m able to understand the content well enough (even the tenses!) without needing to consult a dictionary too often.

  • To supplement my reading on days when I don’t get time to read any novels, I’ve subscribed to a few French newsletters. One of them is delivered daily, while the rest are weekly. They talk about a variety of topics, from food to politics. It has been a joy to read these.

  • I’m having regular conversations with my French tutor twice a week. I also hop onto Discord where I’ve made some friends (French and Canadian), who I try to talk to often while playing some Rocket League. Over on IRC, I occasionally talk in the #français channel on Libera. One of my friends regularly sends over French music they enjoy (Hi jvoisin!), which I then attempt to understand (and occasionally sing a cover of).

  • At this stage, all my devices have their language preferences set to French.

  • I more or less exclusively listen to French music nowadays (though still struggle to understand hearing it the first time).

French Newsletters
Perhaps a bit too much…

5 Month Update:

Anki
Broke my 62 day streak. Back at it now.

3 Month Update:

Corrections
Corrections

Need a lot of work on using the correct tense, as well as keeping in mind the 16 être verbs.

Current Study Plan

Potential Improvements