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*Note: This post was written on behalf of EasyFrench
If you’re planning a trip to France, you might be wondering how best to learn some French language skills in order to make your time here more pleasant (not to mention easier when that cutie asks you for directions). In the age of the Internet, there are tons of ways to learn a new language, but nothing compares to the tailor-made experience of a real class. Language classes used to be inflexible things around which you had to build your life, but not anymore. Who has time for that? If you choose your class method wisely, learning French can be both fun and easy. That’s the goal of EasyFrench, which tailors its teaching methods to fit your lifestyle.
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Learn At Home or At Work
Top language schools like EasyFrench will let you decide whether the teacher comes to your home to give lessons or visit your place of work. This simple but convenient detail means that you don’t need to worry about rushing across town to make the lessons or risk missing the first few minutes of class. Most importantly, this is a one-on-one class, so the teacher is there just to help you and no one else. You’ll get the attention and pacing that YOU need, without having to worry about students who are learning faster or slower than you.
Tailor the Lessons
Everyone has different needs and priorities when choosing to learn a foreign tongue. For example, if you are planning to go to France to look for work, you might want to concentrate on business phrases which relate to your industry. There are a number of different approaches to picking up the French language well and with EasyFrench, you’ll be able to learn what you need, as much as you need it.
Do It Online
A fantastic modern approach to learning a language is to do it on the Internet. With EasyFrench you can speak to a real teacher in real time, no matter where you are. Person-to-person is by far the most effective way of learning, and you can supplement these live classes with some time spent in online forums, listening to French radio and even trying your hand with your nearest francophone Meetup. This way, when you arrive in France you’re ready to talk!
Make It Fun
If you’re committed to speaking French fluently, don’t discount the fun. Learning anything over a relatively long period of time requires focus and commitment, and we all learn a lot more easily when we have fun doing it, right? In French courses in Edinburgh students are happy with face-to-face interaction, and online students equally so because the teachers keep the courses interesting so your attention never wanders onto other things. Before you know it, you’ll be parlez-vous’ing your way across Paris with ease.