Learn French

As you might not know, French is my native language. It is a beautiful language spoken by 220 million people in the world. Being bilingual is one of the most sought-after skill in the business world today. Here’s a short video to help you learn the basics of the French language.

9 thoughts on “Learn French

  1. I agree with you about the benefits about being a bilingual individual. My native language is Spanish and I am currently taking speech and English courses. I find it interesting that being bilingual is even good for your brain – and can even be a good way to stay away off Alzheimer’s disease, says one of the world’s leading experts in the subject.

    According to psychologist Ellen Bialystok of York University in Canada, “the benefits of bilingualism increase with its duration and the more you practice it, the better it is”. All bilingual children experience similar benefits, she told the French newspaper, Le Figaro.

    These include an ability to perform in a noisy environment due to skill at separating out different sounds and greater mental flexibility including enhanced ability with all tasks requiring “complex thoughts”.

    Bonne chance

  2. Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.

  3. I took French for 3 years in high school and it was pretty cool. i learned a lot during those three years but unfortunately i forgot most of it since i have not used it in a few years. I am planning on taking French at Valley just so those three years do not go to a complete waste and so that i can say i can speak and write it fluently.

    Learning French i felt was easier for me because i already had a background in Spanish and a lot of the words have similarities so remembering words was fairly easy. the one thing that did kill me though was all the different conjugations. But i am disappointed that i forgot most of the language and hopefully i can take a class at LAVC as a refresher.

  4. I agree being bilingual brings so many opportunities. I can speak both English and Spanish, but would like to learn more languages. I took French 1 in summer 2010. I learned a lot, but forgot most of it because I did not have someone to practice with. This video was more advanced then what I had practiced before.

    I learned the basics. Like the colors and numbers. I also learned introductions. Some French words sound very similar to Spanish. Like “tu” meaning you is the same in Spanish. “Nous” is very similar in Spanish. It is “nosotros.” I want to continue learning French and also another language that would benefit me, since I want to be a part of the business world I would like to learn a language that would benefit me.

  5. I absolutely adore French! I tried to convince my parents to let me take it in middle school and high school, but they insisted that intake Spanish instead because they felt it was a more useful language to learn. Although they were probably right about that, I decided that I wanted to learn French anyhow, so durning my junior year of high school I decided to take French in addition to Spanish. I only took 2 years of it, so all I know are the basics, but I hope to be able to study it more in depth soon and hopefully become fluent in it. It’s such a beautiful language!

  6. I tried learning French in High School, but I was not very good. I learned the basics, and I still remember some stuff. I think if I would pick up French again, I can make some significant progress. It is a language that is very expressive. That is why I would like to learn how to speak French. It surely would come in handy in France, a place that many would like to visit. I will view the video and maybe refresh my basic skills in French.

  7. Bonjour, as i’m sure you know french is the language of love. My family and I are descended from northern France. I am a third generation American, and I have always been interested in my family heritage. Sophomore year of high school I decided to take action into my own hands and enrolled myself in french 1. Although it didn’t come easy to me, french held a special place in my heart from when I first started the class.

    It was so awesome to learn about the country itself. How many different beauties and wonders it has to behold. From the very rich culture, to the many different styles of paintings. One of the things I love most about the little country of France is the fact that it has every climate imaginable. During this time I also learned that my family owns, and has owned, a wine and cognac distillery. Now a tradition of my family is to sip on Peyrot cognac and smoke cigars between the men on christmas every year.

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