Friday, July 22, 2016

Learning French!

My sister and I are trying to learn new languages, one of which is French! I've been poking around to find ways to build my French vocabulary (which is, as of right now, pretty much non-existent). So far, here is what I've found:

Duolingo
If you've ever tried to learn a language, chances are you've heard about this app. But I love it so much I'm going to share it with you anyways. :) Basically, it's an app that guides you through mini-lessons towards learning a language. You can choose how many lessons you want to aim for a day (each lesson takes 5-10 minutes), and the lessons include reading, writing, speaking, and listening portions, but all mixed in. It honestly feels like a game, which just makes it so much better. You can also switch between multiple language if you have dreams of being a polyglot.

This is what the app looks like.

Each of the icons repesents a section of lessons. You can see there are 7 "food" lessons and I haven't done any of them. The gold color on the top three indicate that I have finished all of the lessons and that I'm up-to-date on them. After a while, they lose their gold status, to remind me that I still need to practice stuff I already know.

Miraculous Ladybug
This is honestly the show that made me want to learn French in the first place. It is an adorable and awesome cartoon that you definitely need to give a chance. Even if you're not interested in it to learn French, I suggest watching the French version with English subtitles, because the English subtitles are far better than the English dubs.


Pop Music
Today I've been dabbling a little into French pop music, thanks mostly to this blog article that I found. So far, my favorite artist is Frero Delavega, and my favorite song is Le Chant des Sirenes, which I've linked below.


So that's what I've got so far! What do you like to do when learning a new language?

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