Museum Of Knowledge blog, speak conversational French 27102017

What is the best way to improve conversational French?

Learning French takes time, dedication and persistence. The Museum of Knowledge enables students to learn French through various immersion techniques. There are two options for language leaning on the Museum of Knowledge platform. Firstly the students need to determine their language level; intermediate or advanced.

The advanced language-learning programme for French is tailored towards business professionals and specific to certain industries. These industries include, Technology, Retail, Sales and Marketing, Hospitality Travel and Leisure and Fashion. French language learners will be able to take advantage of the wide vocabulary and terminology used for these industries and also perfect their skills to an advanced level.

Intermediate French language learners can make real progress with Museum of Knowledge language learning modules, advancing from the beginner’s level to intermediate level. French language learners will be able to grasp vocabulary that will improve their social skills and increase their confidence. Topics include travel, personal introductions and shopping.

Once students have selected the correct level, intermediate or advanced, they will be able to perfect their key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Combined with the rich vocabulary and sentence construction they will have access to throughout the language modules, French language learners following the Museum of Knowledge programme will be able to learn French and improve their verbal communication skills.



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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.