Museum of Knowledge, Speak French like a native blog, 15092017

Museum of Knowledge tips: How to speak French with a good accent

The key to speaking French like a native is accentuation. The Museum of Knowledge modules are specifically designed to facilitate competency in French speaking skills for intermediate (social) and advanced (business) language learners.

French pronunciation and accentuation may be one of the most challenging areas language learners will embark on when learning how to speak French.

French is an emphatic language so it does require a certain amount of confidence more than anything else. To speak French with fluidity, French language learners need to consider that the movement of the mouth and clarity is key, This is why many language learners may feel embarrassed speaking French because there is nowhere to hide if you get it wrong. There are also other considerations such as the great emphasis on accentuation making it difficult to sound French if you do not master skills of precision.

For example the word régularisation (regulation) and the verb retrouver (to find, to discover) have a strong emphasis on the letter “r”. French speakers should roll the “r” and the expression of the letter “r” comes from the throat. As the word régularisation has an accent aigu French speakers must pronounce the letter “r” with the throat and the action of the mouth is wide, similar to the action of the mouth when saying the word “ears” in English. For the verb retrouver, French speakers should also roll the letter “r” but more gently, the action of the mouth is hollow and similar to the mouth action when saying the word “hoot” in English, because there is no aigu accent on the letter “e” for the verb retrouver.

Therefore you can see in these two French examples that the letter “r” is not pronounced in any way similar to the letter “r” in Spanish nor the letter “r” in English. French language learners have to pay very close attention to the placement of accents in French that will guide them in advance on the best ways to pronounce words correctly and this is the reason why written and spoken French are so different. This alone is what will stand French language learners apart when speaking French like a native. The correct and impactful roll of the letter “r” and usage.



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Museum of Knowledge guide: Can I write and speak French in 3 months?

The Museum of Knowledge guides students who wish to make rapid progress with the language they choose to learn. Can students  learn French within three months? On a basic level, taking intensive classes to learn French is possible although it is important to classify what “learning” a language actually means. There are also different challenges students will face when learning how to write in French and speak in French.

Within three months, the Museum of Knowledge would say that students will have been able to learn French on a basic level. Students will learn various French words and phrases and some grammar. During the first three months French language learners will become more conscious of their vocabulary, grammar, sentence constructions, idioms and general comprehension. This will facilitate basic conversational competency, although one of the strengths of speaking French is the development of listening skills too. These skills may no be developed fully after a three month period. Writing skills will most likely be attained at a basic level if students adhere to writing texts that relate to structured content.

The Museum of Knowledge suggests the fastest way to speak French is by interacting with well-spoken French language speakers. Students should begin by memorizing French words and grammar as well as having the confidence to go out there and put into practice what they have learnt in theory. Online language learning platforms such as the Museum of Knowledge give French language learners the added benefit of being able to access content on the go, anywhere and at any time. This in turn facilitates their immersion into the French language and the development of French writing skills.

The Museum of Knowledge also observes that another key to success is dedication. Studying French within a group or via highly structured French language programmes that are both educational and enjoyable will enable French language leaners to learn French quickly with a given language learning timeframe in a systematic, consistent way.



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Museum of Knowledge guidelines: Is it easy to learn French?

Many language learners seek new ways to learn a language and often wonder if one language is easier to learn over and above another. Is it easier to learn French many students often ask us? The Museum of Knowledge response is that French is a very, very sharp and emphatic language. Many language learners may feel embarrassed speaking French because there is nowhere to hide if you get it wrong and there is so much emphasis on accentuation making it difficult to sound French if learners do not perfect this discipline.

French is very much focused on accentuation, precision and dynamism with nuances such as placement of accents making a huge difference as to how the language is pronounced. The correct pronunciation of French is an essential element that will set language learners apart and enable them to speak French like a native.

The key therefore to learning French is to practice and listen. Precision is the key to learning French and communicating with ease.

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If English is so popular is it worth learning French?

English is of course one of the most important languages for commerce so students around the world will often embark on English language courses as a matter of course. There are of course many other languages the Museum of Knowledge considers beneficial.

There are many reasons why language learners choose to learn a language and in particular French. They may need to learn French for their studies or they may require good linguistic skills for commerce. Whatever the reason, the ability to converse well in various languages for various situations is important.

French is spoken in several countries around the world including the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, Canada, France, and parts of Africa, Switzerland and Belgium. As a language spoken in so many diverse parts of the world, it is very useful to have these skills of French language competence as well as English. French is useful for commerce in some of the most industrialized and developed countries in the world and even if learning French is for pleasure there are plenty of popular holiday destinations that can justify the time and dedication required to learn French.