Now that I’m almost finished with my dissertation for MA Modern French Studies, I’ve been thinking about ways that I can continue to improve my French. This year my French has improved a lot, however I still lack speaking and oral comprehension skills. Also, my written French and reading comprehension is not at a professional working level yet, but I have made big improvements.
To continue learning and improving my French I am going to do the following:
- Listening to the radio in French every day.
In my opinion, only doing passive listening activities does not work. However, if you pair that with regular active study, I believe it could be beneficial. This theory is just based on my own experience of language learning.
- French course 3 hours per week.
At the moment, this is a wish rather than a certainty. French courses are expensive but hopefully, come mid-September I should be able to sign up to some kind of French course.
- Try to read once per week in French.
This will be active reading, i.e. writing down unknown vocabulary, etc…
Hopefully with these few activities, I will be able to make decent progress.
I’ll update in a while about how it’s going!