Start learning the language: learn grammar, expand your vocabulary, learn to make simple sentences and ask questions. You can enroll in language courses, get a tutor or learn French at home, alone. Each of these ways has their advantages and disadvantages. Group lessons allow you to pay attention to the mistakes of fellow students and to correct their pronunciation. Working with a tutor will help to deliver the right speech, to learn to understand the conversation and retell it. Doing it alone, you can plan a schedule, but assessing your knowledge and formulation of the question will be difficult.
To begin to speak French, it is best to spend a few months or years in a country where you will have the opportunity to practice. First, you will experience stress, but then the body mobilizes all its forces, thinking will start to work actively, and over time you will master the language so well that you will be able to speak and maintain a conversation with a native speaker.
If the trip in a French-speaking country available to you, use other opportunities. Many courses provide service communication with foreigners – you spend 3-4 hours a week, communicating only in French. Overcoming the language barrier will happen faster and easier if you're not afraid to make mistakes and will no longer be ashamed of your incorrect pronunciation.
Watch movies in French without translation, trying to understand what was going on. At first, you will need a dictionary and repeated repetition of phrases, then you will learn to understand the basic expressions. With the increasing vocabulary of your understanding of the dialogues will improve. Learn French poems and texts, reciting them aloud.
The intensity of training at a conversational stage of learning French should be high. Plan your day so that all free time was occupied by the practice of the language – you have to ensure that even a single thought in the mind clothed in the French phrases and expressions.
Advice 2: How to teach interactive Furby toy talking in Russian
In 2013, the market of children's goods has appeared a new intellectual toy that will appeal to all children without exception - the Furby from Hasbro. That little guy can be purchased even earlier, but the new version of the interactive toy Furby is able to speak Russian language.
You will need
- - toy Furby (Furby);
- - cartoons;
- app for Furby;
- mobile phone or tablet.
Initially, the baby speaks his native dialect – verbose. In the Russian language Furby knows a few phrases, but it is easy to memorize new words.
To teach the interactive Furby toy talking in Russian, you need more to communicate with him. Talk to him more often so your friend would learn and remember more expressions.
Teach Furby to say your name. Tell him the most popular phrases, like "Hello", "how are you","delicious","good","goodbye","I love you". Furby to remember them quickly, repeat the words clearly and slowly, looking the toy right in the face, several times in a row. Day Furby can learn about 30-40 phrases in Russian.
Use translator from verbickogo language. It can be found in the Furby app for ios and android, download and install on your mobile phone or tablet. Answer phrase toys in Russian.
To teach interactive toy Furby to speak the Russian language faster, you can turn on his cartoons. For learning is necessary to choose such cartoon films in which the characters speak slowly and clearly. Ideal "the Smurfs", educational cartoons from Tiny Love.
Turn your fuzzy music, songs in Russian. Then he will learn to dance and sing along. Communicate with Furby more carefully about it, and then after a few months it can become for you not a simple toy, but a full-fledged interlocutor, and friend.
Advice 3: How to put a French pronunciation
The articulation of the sounds of Russian and French languages varies greatly. Therefore, studying French, it is very important to pay special attention to pronunciation, because a strong Russian accent can prevent the interlocutor to understand the meaning of what was said.
Why is it so important
Start to work on correct pronunciation, it is desirable in the early stages of learning French, because to re-learn can be harder than to learn from scratch. However, you should be prepared for the fact that the correct pronunciation will not be able to deliver promptly.
To speak French without an accent, will require a sustained workout and exercise. This is due to the fact that the articulation of French sounds are other muscles of the vocal apparatus, and they are involved differently, unlike conventional Russian language. A long training is necessary in order that the tongue, larynx and other organs involved in the articulation developed in the right way. The good news is that, contrary to popular opinion, learning to speak French without an accent is possible for everyone.
In General, to put a French pronunciation only from books is not possible: it is important to hear the voice of a native speaker, to talk, to repeat, try to imitate sounds. By the way, experts say that it is important not only to hear but also to watch how the person speaks: that is, the student easier to learn the movements of the vocal apparatus by which the French manage to extract the characteristic sounds.
How to improve?
The most common problem faced by learners of French, the correct pronunciation of the famous French [R]. By the way, Burr [R] sounds in the first place, in the speech of Parisians. In many other regions of France, this sound is articulated almost the same as in Russian, but the vibration sounds a bit less. Therefore, even if you repeat the characteristic Burr [R] unable to worry about it not worth it: half the population of France utters this sound.
However, wishing to show off a pure Parisian accent can use some tricks to formulation of the beautiful pronunciation of this sound.
In articulation of the French [R] is the uvula located in the interior of the larynx. He begins to vibrate, for example when you rinse a throat. If empty mouth to do the same, and that when gargling, it will sound close to [R], only more dull. Workout and exercises will add to him the necessary sonority.
Another way – instead of the French [R] to pronounce the fricative [G] as in the Ukrainian language.
Of course, [R] is not the only sound that distinguishes French from the Russian. So, in order to speak French with a Russian accent, he can stretch the lips into a wide smile – then his speech will appear characteristic for the Russian language sonority. Russian-speaking does a man need to drown out the spoken sounds to make them more "stringy". This pronunciation is, to talk, putting her hands on her cheeks and gently pushing down, sliding the skin to the center of the face to the mouth "duck". It is necessary to achieve a similar sound, but of course without hands.
Advice 4: How to learn to speak
Competent speech will be a great recommendation in many situations: during examinations and employment, in private conversation and public speech. On the contrary, a poor vocabulary and inability to accurately present information can fail you at an inopportune moment.
To master the correct oral speech, read more good literature – not a modern ladies ' novels and detective stories, the authors themselves often at odds with the Russian language, and the classics – at least those authors that is taught in school.
Learn to retell favourite books and films, presenting them in detail or giving the gist. Watch the reaction of the audience if they are bored and asking questions is not the topic of conversation, so you can't pass on their impressions of the work. Think about why this happens: perhaps you are abusing personal pronouns, so that the interlocutors are no longer able to understand who these many "he", "she" and "they."
Get rid of unnecessary words, i.e. those which do not add anything to the meaning of the text and do not carry separate information. A typical example of the use of unnecessary words: "Not the month of may" (may is not may be the year, hour or minute), "to lift up", "back", "minute", etc.
Avoid tautology – the repetition of cognate or kindred meaning of words: "oil oil", "ask a question". For practice, analyze the speech of their interlocutors, politicians, anchormen and comedians. Consider what mistakes they make and how can I replace a failed word combinations. Then it would be easier to monitor their own speech and the right to build proposals.
Bear a grudge in his speech word-parasites and interjections-bundles. Verbal garbage like "type", "like", "well, it" makes it unconvincing and unimpressive. These ligaments and interjections required if the speaker is hard to find in his vocabulary a word that accurately expressed his thoughts and feelings. One way out: to study the dictionary of synonyms, to make your voice was not languid, verbose and inexpressive.
Don't use words whose meaning you do not know. Otherwise you risk to become like the grandfather Shchukar, who believed that "curb" is a girl of easy virtue, and "lampshade" in contrast, a good girl. Explanatory dictionary of the Russian language and dictionary of foreign words will help you expand your vocabulary. Pay attention to the accents in words.
Think about the appropriateness of the use of professional or youth slang. At work or in the company of friends you understand, but in formal speech or in conversation with people from other social groups, these expressions can be unsuccessful.