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6 Tips for French Reading Success

Monday, May 05, 2014

Tips for French Reading Success

French extension activities are more accessible than I’m sure many of you would have thought. It can be something as simple as reading a French newspaper. This week, French Lessons Brisbane will give you some useful tips on how to get the most out of your newspaper reading.

  1. Short, Regular Readings

    We all know how difficult it is to retain your concentration throughout a long article in your own language, so imagine the struggle of doing this with one in a foreign language. That is

    why it is important to make reading French articles a habit, not just a once a week, 2 hour long session! Try reading one every morning, to get you ready and rearing for the day ahead!

  2. ChallengeYourself

    There is no point in reading articles that are far below or above your reading level, doing this will inevitably result in boredom or complete confusion. French Lessons Brisbane suggests that you read articles just above your current reading level in order to keep you focused and interested. We also highly recommend you try to read the article once through, without a dictionary to give your deduction skills a workout!

  3. Read,Write, Recite

    Reading in another language is undoubtedly one of the best ways to broaden your vocabulary. However, there is no benefit in this, if you do not take notes on what you’re reading and what new words you’ve picked up! Like many students from French Lessons Brisbane who have gone on exchange do: keep a notebook of all of the new vocab you have learnt. But, it doesn’t stop there; you then must commit these words to memory by reciting them regularly. This also doubles as speaking practice!

  4. Slow and Steady

    The great thing about online articles is that you can read at your own rate, and this is without a doubt one of the most important things to do when reading in French. French Lessons Brisbane can’t emphasise enough that everyone’s journey to fluency is individual, and you have to do what works for you!

  5. Individual Interests

    If you’re interested in sport, music or cooking we can guarantee that there will be French articles out there for you! Why bother reading about subjects that don’t interest you in the slightest, just so you can get your reading practice out of the way! Make it fun!! Chances are that you will be able to call upon some of your expertise about the language used for these topics in English to decipher those in French! It’s also important to change it up every now and again, just as you do in your native language, in order to sustain a conversation with anyone you meet! Here at French Lessons Brisbane know that a well-rounded knowledge goes far!

    6. Be Persistent

Just like the mantra we have at French Lessons Brisbane says ‘don’t give up!’ Reading practice can be made fun however you choose to personalise it! So make yours unique and keep going! 

Visit http://www.frenchlessonsbrisbane.com.au/french-lessons-for-adults to learn more about French course options from French Lessons Brisbane

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