Hey there, how’s it going? In my newsletter every week, I answer questions sent by readers like you.
Since most of the questions I get are quite helpful, I’m sharing them here as well. I want to help more French learners who might be facing the same issues.
Today, I’ll be sharing this question from Valerie.
« I have been trying to learn French for over two years now, but am struggling with the correct pronunciation and with sentence structure. I know the words, but putting the right words in the correct order on the spot, is something I’m especially struggling with.
I do not know anyone that speaks French fluently. Do you have any suggestions for learning correct sentence structure? Maybe a book or an audio?
Merci beaucoup pour le lecons et audio. »
Writing a correct sentence in French is always a challenge. I explained this before in a blog article « The secret to building better sentences in French»
If you’d rather not read that article and want a shortcut, here it is:
Read and read some more.
(See the irony there? )
In that article, I explained why reading can be a great way for you to build better sentences. If you can combine reading with writing and get a penpal (or a tutor), you’ll eventually get better at building better sentences on the fly.
Now concerning your struggle with pronunciation, here are some resources and suggestions that might help:
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Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Twitter and Google +