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Le « Teen Stage » est terminé. Tu as complété toutes les sessions du « Teen Stage », félicitations !
Je vais maintenant parler en anglais pour conclure et t’expliquer la prochaine étape pour acquérir le Français naturellement.
I am now going to speak in English to conclude and to tell you more about the next step to acquire French the natural way.
First of all, congratulations ! As we say in French « Félicitations ! ». You have now completed the Teen Stage. You have now reached an intermediate level in French, well done !
Share your experience. Share your journey. Tell us about YOU, how you feel, your favourite session, the question or questions you enjoyed the most, a favorite word and/or expression in the comments or in the Community chat.
JOIN the Community Live happening on Saturdays and organized by our dear members themselves. Tina, Diane, Graham, Paula, Lauren, Karel and many other members meet every Saturday. They read a story together and play games in French. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other French learners from all over the world !
What can you do in French now ?
You can now understand a patient native speaker. You still miss some words, but the speaker can explain their meaning to you without resorting to translation. You can understand a day to day conversations without visual support like drawings or gestures.
You also start speaking French ! You can get by most of the time, but you still struggle saying even some basic words. That is totally OK because you are at the very beginning of the outputting stage. No worries !
Remember you are a « Teenager » in the journey. So it is normal if you are still struggling to produce or to understand.
What is the next step?
If you didn’t manage to write your own answers in your notebook. Don’t be fustrated ! Repeat the Teen Stage and try to write at least one or two sentences in your notebook for each session.
For instance, Session 1 is about my day. First write a simple sentence like :
– Je me lève à sept (7) heures.
Then copy the sentence again and add a simple detail :
– Je me lève à sept heures, c’est difficile !
Copy, repeat and add details. Little by little you will write more and more. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar mistakes. Let it flow !
Continue to listen and read French everyday (if you can). On the membership homepage, you can now choose to read and listen to Teen Stories.
Keep on reading aloud too. Turn on the « Audio Sync View » button and follow my Dear Man’s voice reading the story. Read the text aloud along with my Dear Man. It will boost your confidence to speak French using good comprehensible input and without having to think about what you want to say.
Check out the words definitions in French by just clicking on a word in the story. Listen to how this word is pronounced with a different voice. But don’t try to memorize those words. Your brain is subconsciously acquiring them.
Listen to an audiobook or « livre audio ». These readers are specifically written for French learners.
When you listen to and read a story, follow the 5 fingers rule. Put one finger up for each word you don’t know. If you have more than 3 fingers up, that means the story is probably too challenging for you still. So try another story.
Remember, it should be a JOYFUL experience, NOT a chore ! Choose stories you enjoy, you are interested in.
We are now in the process of designing the Adult Stage. Once it is ready, you can start !
The more you hear French, the more you understand, the more you acquire French.
Sit comfortably, listen, read, understand, ENJOY.
Happy French acquisition!
~ FIN ~