your suggestion ?

mehmet

mehmet

First of all Salut tout le monde. Je m'appelle Mehmet. Je suis Turc. I have been studying Rocket French for three days. What are your sugestions for me ? How should I work ? As a beginner, what can I do for reading ? At this level I do not understand anything :):) Any extra material you suggest ? Briefly I am open to all your suggesitons especially from advanced and experienced friends. thank you in advance for all your reply.
Michael--541

Michael--541

Salut Mehmet. I have been finding that consistency seems to be important. I also like to immerse my self in simple cartoons like Didou so that I get used to the sound of everything. Bon chance!
sheebilas

sheebilas

Salut Silas i like to ride my bike on Saturdays Bon Chance
toru e

toru e

I definitely recommend getting a supplementary grammar workbook while you work through the RF course. I use the CLE (Centre Linguistique pour Étrangers) books, Grammaire Progressive du Français, which was resommended by my tutor. I started with the blue book (intermediate) since I had already finished RF 1-3, and am now working through the green book (advanced). Note that there are three levels: Niveau Débutant, Intermediaire et Avancé. Also, the answers are separate books (Corrigés), so you will need both per level, unless you're very confident. :) Another tip: when learning new nouns, commit them to memory with un/une instead of le/la. This avoids the gender ambiguity of *l'* words, i.e. remember it as "une école" instead of "l'école" so you immediately associate the gender.
Michael--541

Michael--541

Salut Torusan. What benefit do you find the grammar books have beyond the rocket language courses by them selves? How do they assist in your learning? Merci!
toru e

toru e

For me, the written exercises help with my facility to be able to choose, not just the proper verbs, but also the proper tenses "on the fly", so that's really important if you want to be able to have impromptu conversations. RF gives you typical scenarios, so it's good for basic conversations/pleasantries/occasions, like being a tourist, but if you really want to have *sustained* conversations with French people on a deeper level on a variety of subjects, you will need to be more agile in forming sentences beyond the "script". Again, I picked up my first grammar review book (intermediate level) after finishing all three levels of Rocket French, so I could already see that the explanations were more detailed on grammar points, exceptions, and register of language (more formal, more casual). As an example, there's another thread on this forum that talked about the difference between using "Est-ce que" versus inversions, when they're both considered "formal". The answer I provided on the subtlety came from a grammar book. I should add that my goal is to be fluent, and if your goals are different, then this approach is probably overkill for you (I also have three tutors now: one for grammar, one for conversation, and one for ear training regional accents). I will say though that I just came back from Avignon two weeks ago, and several people thought that I lived in France and were quite surprised when I said I live in New York (people have said that my accent is quite good), so for me, that's the payoff for all this effort.
maha266

maha266

I suggest that keep only on the rocket material in the begging until u used to the language and how its sound then u can use other materials for improvement

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