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How to start learning French on your own 🌟 Create your own French study plan

You should start with grammar

You should start with vocabulary

You should start speaking

yeah

When you're trying to start learning French it can be a bit

overwhelming

really really overwhelming

but it doesn't have to be complicated

frustrating and overwhelming in fact if you're taking the time to

plan how you're going to do it it's finger in the nose kind of easy

Salut à tous, it's Marie from justfrenchit.com today together we are going to talk

about how to start learning French how you can start learning French on your

own

Allez zou, on s'y met ensenble

this video is gonna take you through all

the steps to create your own French study plan but it's going to be a bit

long and if you actually do want to do it at the same pace it's going to take

you a bit of time so if you don't want to do it all right now and if you rather

do it bits by bits during the week you can sign up for the free email course

and you will receive each step every day so you can work just a little bit every

day and at the end of the week you will have your full complete French study

plan the link is in the description below the video

okay so there is seven steps to starting learning French on your own seven steps

to creating your own French study plan the first step is to get clear on what

you are shooting for get clear on what you want to achieve because you know

there are plenty of reasons why you would like to learn French to travel to

have a better job to find love to speak with French people because you

absolutely need it in your everyday life because you married a Frenchman there's

there's in fact there is as many reasons to learn French as there is

French learners but why is it so important to know your reason to learn

French is because from that goal you going to determine what you need to know

because maybe you don't need to learn about how to write a formal letter in

French if you just intend to speak French with your family for example you

certainly have other things to do right so I am super serious write down

right now why you want to learn French because if you

to do it now and that you start learning French without so much of an end goal in

mind you're gonna end up frustrated really because you're gonna feel like

what you are doing doesn't really get you closer to where you want to be

you'll find that you will learn blindly and so by doing that you will lose your

motivation in the long run and you will just you know not actually speak French

in the end or you might even decide that you just not cut for it which is complete

nonsense anyone is capable of learning French

really second step is to determine what you need to learn from your goal once you

know what you want to achieve it's time to get a bit technical and look at it

backwards and see exactly what do you need to know to be able to do what you

want to do for example if you want to speak French with your family what do

you need to be able to do you need to be able to greet people you need to be able

to do a bit a small talk you need to talk about yourself your opinions maybe

joking you see just making that list it is much more clearer what you need to

learn and what you need to work on if you want to achieve your goal if you

want to speak French like you want to speak French if you are a bit lost if

your goal is a bits maybe vague it helps to think in terms of situations for

example let's go back to ago if I was to want to learn French to speak with my

family maybe I would need to think about the kinds of conversation I will have in

French with my family what you can do is write a few sentences that you're very

likely to say now think about your own situation and create a list of what you

want to be able to say read understand etc the third step is to create your

study plan create your plan what do I mean by that I mean it's going to be the

list that you refer to when you say okay I am okay I achieved that step I know

how to greet people in French where do I do next what else do I want to know so

from the list that you have done from the two previous steps what you're gonna

do is that you're going to organize those lists into manageable

small chunks if you will like like here like a roadmap once you will achieve

one you will go to the next one cetera etc you can also add the

sentences that you want you to be able to say write them in English and

there'll be your starting point to start learning about that specific topic that

you wrote down but don't go too far don't write dialogues just yet

you'll use those sentences as really as starting points only once you finish that

this is what I call a study plan it's what you're going to refer to on the

regular basis to assess what you still need to do and what you have achieved so

far don't forget that you can actually sign up for the email course which will

take you through all of the steps and with the email course you also get a

printable that you can print and actually write your study plan on okay

now that you have your study plan it's time to think about how you're going to

achieve the things that you have on on this list and the step number four is to

assess how your brain works the best because you know not everyone learns the

same way and especially for language learning it's a very good thing to know

about yourself how does your brain work how do you personally retain information

the best because chances are reading a book and doing grammar exercises is

probably not helping you you might be I mean it depends on the way your brain

works right so what is it for you do you prefer to learn with a teacher on your own

do you prefer to watch movies or read books do you prefer to talk with your

cats would you like to speak with someone everyday get clear on that and

if you don't know how your brain works it's okay if you're learning French is

going to be way more than just learning French in your case step number five

is to determine how you need to learn this is different from the step number

four which is determining how your brain works how you need to learn is based on

what your goals are for example if I want to speak French with my family I

need to concentrate on listening comprehension and talking speaking

because if you get this wrong you can end up disappointed you won't be able

to communicate how you want to communicate maybe you'll be really

good at reading or at listening to movies but you won't be able to actually

make a sound in French so really get clear on that

should you concentrate on writing speaking listening or reading or maybe

all of them at the same time in most cases I recommend in most cases because

I imagine that you're not learning French just for the sole purpose of

reading it which is totally fine as well but you know if you want to work on your

pronunciation and on your listening skill I recommend sentence mining I

have a video on the subject and I have audio trainings I will put the links to

them in the description below the video go and check that out if you really want

to work on your pronunciation step number six now that you know how your

brain works and how you need to learn you need to create yourself a routine

taking those two things into account because yes learning a language does

come with practice and it's not a practice you're gonna do weekly it's a

practice you're gonna do daily and yes it is possible to learn French when you're

super busy because I actually made a whole video on the subject which I will

link here on the screen there and yeah go and check that there is examples of

routines that you can follow please though create your own okay it can be as

low as 15 minutes per day and in three months you'll be amazed by the progress

you're making if and if only you are consistent and finally the seventh step

and it's a really important step more important than most people think

is to select the right resources and by right resources

I mean entertaining relevant and accurate but entertaining, relevant

and accurate not to everyone but to you to you and your goals that means you

have to enjoy it you have to enjoy spending time with your French resources

would it be YouTube videos movies book blogs podcasts and if anything you want

really but these resources they have to be good for you and your goal so keep in

mind to alternate all of that and too really find resources that are really

right for you if you want YouTube channels I have a French YouTube master list with

more than 100 channels on lots of different topics that you can go and

check out movies I have a video on the subjects and books I have a video on the

subjects and will link it all in the description below the video so go and

check that please and voilà you all set up for success you should have your

study plan and your routine and with that you just have to simply follow what

you wrote okay if you're a bit overwhelmed right now don't worry it's

totally normal just take a step back go back to it

later on come back to this video or sign up for the 7 days free email course on

how to create your own French study plan and receive a new set of actions every

day of the week and at the end of the week you will have your study plan

all right let's recap though before we end this video step number one is to get

clear on the end results that you are shooting for step number two is to

determined what you need to learn in order to achieve your goal step number

three is to create yourself a study plan your plan battle plan if you wish step

number four is to assess how you learn your best meaning how your brain is

working step number five is to determine how you need to learn what do you need

to be able to do reading listening speaking or writing all the way step

number six is to create yourself a routine according to all that you saw

before and step number seven is to select the right resources for you

resources that are entertaining relevant and accurate that's it for today it

was a long video so please please PLEASE apply what you've learned this week keep

learning keep laughing and I'll see you Friday Friday for Vendredi vocabulary

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