“There’s no secret” to speak French fluent. I mean that you have to learn the “real” way. This means using the two most effective tools for learning a language fluently: A good teacher and a good textbook.
Having a good textbook is of utmost importance. While the software packages may indeed be useful by offering digitalized flashcards, they don’t do as good of a job at teaching language fundamentals including sentence structure and proper verb tense usage.
In addition, to really learn well you need a teacher who can identify your personal strengths and weaknesses, make useful corrections and enhance the learning process with his or her life experience.
The single most challenging aspect to learning French is pronunciation and reading. Reading French aloud also poses a huge challenge to students. The reason is that the language is not phonetic, meaning that the way you see a word written is not the way it’s pronounced.
The way to master these and know how to pronounce them when reading aloud is to have a teacher bring you through a pronunciation course.This means having a teacher or a conversation partner challenge you with questions about your life that are based on the vocabulary you’re learning. Let them hear your mistakes....Not all students of foreign languages have equal speaking abilities. One of the most challenging situations is where students are shy and afraid to make mistakes. If you’re one of these people then there’s a solution. Also, most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s normal to struggle when learning a foreign language. Continuously remind yourself that it’s okay to make mistakes and that they’re part of the learning process.
Progress not perfection
Together we can!
Learning to speak French is indeed a tall order. But, the goal can be achieved over time by combining the key ingredients of the student’s willingness and aspirations along with the teacher’s enthusiasm and experience.
Before your arrival you will take an online French assessment test that’ll allow us to place you in a class that’s perfect for your level. Develop your language skills in a positive and supportive environment, and after 24 lessons per week see your confidence in expressing and understanding the language improve.
Classes will take place Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. (Teenagers prefer begin 9:30 am). All school materials are provided, so bring whatever essentials you need. At its most basic level, oral language is about communicating with other people. It involves a process of utilizing thinking, knowledge and skills in order to speak and listen effectively.
As such, it is central to the lives of all people. BMA provides support in the development of listening and speaking skills in French, including academic listening, small group discussion, oral presentation, and intercultural communication. Students taking the course for 2 weeks will have 3 additional lessons and a 45-minute tutorial each week.