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Peter-S96

Peter-S96

Why on earth is it considered a good idea to expand our conversation using Future Tense in Level 1 Lesson 6 when Future tenses are not even taught until Level 2 Lesson 9, and then at the end of that set of lessons????? It simply confuses and reduces enjoyment of the process!

devbanana

devbanana

Personally I don't really have an issue with it… it makes the conversation more natural, and might make it less overwhelming when the actual future tense is covered. Personally I enjoyed it as a sneak peek of sorts.

Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Bonjour Peter,

 

I can see how it can throw you a little, especially when you are concentrating on cementing specific structures you have learned so far. However, in natural language there can be several tenses and structures in a single sentence and it isn't possible to learn a language by separating the structures and tenses out and learning them in complete isolation.

 

If I take it from another perspective, learning a language is inherently a process of constantly being bombarded with new and unknown words, structures, tenses etc. and this is even more the case with French which loves its grammar rules, but unfortunately, she loves her exceptions even more; 10 or more exceptions for every rule. 

 

I hope it doesn't hamper the process for you too much. My suggestion: concentrate on the structures you think are important or your goals and let everything else wash over you, it will absorb in time.

 

I hope this helps,

   -   Mitchell

Desi2020

Desi2020

Hello Peter, 

I get your frustration and felt that too in the beginning. However, I found that through being introduced to these different tenses in passing in the beginning, I later was kind of prepared for them when the grammar point was looked at in depth. It is like little synapsis are being established through the early confrontation with the structures that we then can come back to and extend at a later point. Bear with it and you will soon see what I mean. It actually really helps! 

Just don't try to hard in the beginning, but see it more as a gentle introduction. 

Hope that helps you to stay motivated! 

Desiree

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