Are you looking for a Blog on French Language Learning and French Culture? Plenty of them are available on the Internet. But they are designed for and dedicated to teachers, not addressed to learners! This is why Learn Real French Now dedicates this Blog to learners.
How Learn Real French Now was born?
The Learn Real French Now project is the result of an in-deep reflection about teaching techniques and learning practices of French as a Foreign Language in France and abroad.
How? I designed the different LRFN courses using my career experience in various language training centers. I focused on learners feedback, analysing trainees opinions, critics, in particular with their needs and expectations. People I trained was hoping to have a better service so they encouraged me to achieve this project!
Why did I choose this name?
I do believe that learning a foreign language is not successful with textbooks or on e-learning platforms, but by being exposed to Francophones.
If we take the example of a learner who has learned French only in books and French textbooks: we notice that even if he studied French (and not English or Spanish!), he will not be able to understand easily and make himself understood quickly by French people when he will travel to France!
My students asked me so many times this question: "Why I don’t understand when French people speaks French? Why do I feel there are making fun of my French? "
Because the French he/she has learned does not allow him/her to catch the spoken language by the French people but a reworked language - some how distorted - in use only in classrooms. I call "real French" the language spoken by French people.
Let us now take the example of a French learner who has learned the language only on e-learning platforms, he will be unable to communicate although he has learned a lot. Why ? Because he has acquired language knowledges and not language skills.
For me, "real French" is the language spoken in France, the language spoken by the French themselves, that of everyday life, the media, work, and so on.
Learn Real French Now delivers three kind of services based on “real french”:
Mays AL SABBAGH
French Language Teacher & CEO @ Learn Real French Now