Learn French with a Native Speaker

by Mary
(Eunice, LA)

I live in Cajun Country, one of the only French speaking parts of the United States. As a result, I speak a little bit of the language and understand even more. One key reason for this is that my grandparents spoke the language fluently.

Being surrounded by or spending a lot of time with someone who speaks French fluently will help you to pick up a lot of the language. In fact, you'll pick up bits you don't even realize until you find yourself using or understanding them.

So, if you have friends who speak fluent French, ask them to speak it around you - no English - to help you learn French. Most foreign language speakers are flattered to be asked.

If you don't have a friend who is fluent, find one. Put the word out that you are trying to learn French and would like to find someone who will help you. Offer to do something in return for them.

My daughter learned French this way. She dated a guy who was fluent in French, but not so much in English. They helped each other learn French and English. Today, at 21, she is pretty fluent in French herself!

If you want to learn French with a native speaker, you can befriend a Fluent French Speaker. It works!

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Learn French by dating a French man!
by: Anonymous

I love this idea! I'd love to have a French boyfriend but where are they???

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