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Beginning learning French can appear to be terrifying at first. Words on the page can appear to be so unique from how they're talked and articulating these bizarre words can feel like an unimaginable errand. Be that as it may, in spite of the fact that it may not appear to be so at, to begin with, French isn't an especially troublesome dialect for English speakers to learn. French isn't as firmly identified with English as the Germanic dialects however despite everything it has a considerable measure in like manner which can enable you to begin. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to learn French


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How to learn French? And its importance
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  • Beginning learning French can appear to be
    terrifying at first.
  • Words on the page can appear to be so unique from
    how they're talked and articulating these bizarre
    words can feel like an unimaginable errand.
  • Be that as it may, in spite of the fact that it
    may not appear to be so at, to begin with, French
    isn't an especially troublesome dialect for
    English speakers to learn.
  • French isn't as firmly identified with English as
    the Germanic dialects however despite everything
    it has a considerable measure in like manner
    which can enable you to begin.

3
Why Should I Learn French?
  • French is one of the most widely spoken languages
    in the world and one of the most rewarding to
    learn.
  • By learning even the basics of French, youll
    open a world of opportunities for yourself
  • Learning French will allow you to fully enjoy
    French culture. As you learn the languages, you
    inevitably learn about the culture of the
    country. France is a country with a rich and
    proud cultural heritage. An understanding of the
    language will open the door to a deeper
    understanding of French art, literature, music,
    film and even cuisine.

4
  • French is not nearly as hard as you might
    think. French is a great foreign language to
    learn because you can learn a lot quite quickly.
    This means you get to the fun stuff like having
    conversations or engaging with French culture
    faster.
  • You can make real connections with French
    people. If you are able to speak with French
    speakers in their own language, youll be able to
    connect with them more profoundly, make new
    friends and learn what their lives are like. 
    People will appreciate that youre making an
    effort to speak their language and youll earn
    their respect.

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What Are The Key Features Of French?
  • French is a Romance language which means it is
    descended from Latin and is closely related to
    languages like Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
  • Here are a few of the key facts worth knowing
    about French
  • French is the mother tongue of up to 110 million
    people. A further 190 million speak French as a
    second language and it is predicted to have as
    many as 500 million speakers by 2025.

6
  • French is a truly global language. Modern French
    is most closely related to the dialects that were
    spoken in the north of France but, due to
    Frances influence and reach during the colonial
    period, it has become a global language.
  • French is an official language in 29
    countries worldwide as well as of many
    international organisations, and is spoken not
    only in France but also Belgium, Switzerland,
    Canada, USA and many former French colonies in
    Africa.

7
  • French used to be the global lingua franca (the
    language of business and international relations)
    from the seventeenth century until the end of the
    Second World War when it was overtaken by
    English.
  • If you speak French, its easy to learn other
    Romance Languages. Speakers of Romance languages
    usually find it very easy to learn others in the
    group due to similarities in grammar, vocabulary
    and other areas. Once you have learnt one
    language from the group, learning one or more of
    the others becomes much easier.

8
  • Learn French from basics
  • When talking about people, this is easy. The
    grammatical gender is the same as the gender of
    the person
  • a boy is un garçon (masculine)
  • a girl is une fille (feminine).
  • However, other objects do not follow any logical
    pattern. For example, buses and wine are
    masculine
  • un bus
  • un vin
  • While cars and beer are feminine
  • une voiture
  • une bière
  • Sometimes the gender of a noun can be
    counterintuitive for example, masculinity (la
    masculinité) and virility (la virilité) are
    both feminine nouns in French!

9
French And English Have A Lot Of Words In Common
  • There is one single fact about French that makes
    it an easy language for speakers of English to
    learn French and that is that the two languages
    share a huge amount of vocabulary.
  • Since the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066,
    English has been heavily influenced by French, so
    an estimated one-third of English words now come
    from French.
  • This simplifies the task of acquiring large
    amounts of vocabulary as youll quickly find that
    you already know many French words from English.
  • Learners who are just starting out will find that
    many words in English are exactly the same as in
    French while others change only slightly.

10
  • Even better, many of these words are common,
    every-day words that you will use often. Here are
    a few examples

11
  • More good news is that in recent years, the
    direction of borrowing has reversed and French
    has started absorbing English words in large
    numbers, much to the dismay of French purists and
    the Academie Française.
  • This means that many modern words are also the
    same in French as in English although
    pronounced with a French accent. Here are some
    examples
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