French Language Game - Great Options to Learn French

By: Dennis Cordy

It's not necessary for learning French to be difficult. OK, it's not a short job, but modern teaching methods have hugely improved the speed you can learn at and one of the great ways to do it is utilizing the French language game.

Just the word sounds more enjoyable doesn't it! You have French language study or courses or you can enjoy a French language game - which will you take?

They're not exclusively for youngsters either - although teaching through play is one of the very best ways for youngsters to learn. Altering learning French into fun can be done by anyone, separately or as a group, and the results are quicker recall and therefore faster understanding.

There are lots of ways to do it too. The great software for learning French will normally have games elements to help you learn but we'll come back to that in a minute.

Although it's obviously useful, you don't have to buy French language software to begin with you can actually get off and running for virtually nothing.

How about a way for learning French numbers? You can discover the French for the different numbers in lots of sites online but how do you make the learning pleasant? Well if you're doing it as a household how about you group the numbers with animals; one duck, two pigs, three cats, etc. It wouldn't be too awkward to print out a few cards with a picture of the creature and the French word by it - oh, and you're learning the names of the animals alongside!

If you're alone, challenge yourself. We did it with license plates - just translate whatever number you find to the French equivalent.

You can do the same with basic phrases. There are lots of websites online to find Free basic French lessons. All you need do is add a bit of imagination to alter what you find from basic information into a French language game.

It's much more simple in the family situation of course. If all of you are learning together you can do a bit of role playing or find the French words and phrases for things you like to do with your spare time. doing it yourself it's not quite so easy but this is where software is so valuable.

We're lucky now that as an alternative to the dry old textbooks of years ago we now have the PC and interactive French software. For around $100 dollars you can get a program that can have you comfortable in the French language in just a short time and whilst it's not all play, games are an important part.

For your money you'll get all sorts of grammar, spelling and verb components that are interactive and challenging. You also get the advantage of sound files that you can copy to an MP3 player or CDs so you can learn some pieces of the French language while you're on the move.

You can get software for less than a hundred dollars, of course, and you might be tempted to try some of the less costly packages. The problem is you soon reach past what they have to offer and find yourself wanting more to make any progress.

If you consider what lessons would cost, your investment isn't a lot of investment for something that can provide you so much. But as I said, you don't have to start there. Anyone with the imagination to learn a different language can turn the same skills to making a French language game. You'll have more fun and you'll learn faster as a result.

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