When it comes to French, the first thing that comes to our mind is good pronunciation. It is not a piece of cake. The ones that have tried it have spent hours repeating the same word and activating certain pathways in the nasal and oral cavity and then getting frustrated.
But somehow, just like magic, one day you finally master that word! — until that French person corrects you. AGAIN!
All jokes aside, it is highly important to work on the pronunciation of the language you are learning, whether it is French, German or any other. It is part of the meaning, the culture and the essence of the language. And we know very well, being fluent is not just about vocabulary.
The way Language and Motivation helps you further into advancing your pronunciation game, is by mere and pure PRACTICE. That is how you get better.
The question however is: How can the F.A.S.T. method help you master your pronunciation?
In the beginning of the lessons we go over a great variety of sounds and words, so that you get in touch with the complete range of phonetics.
- The first goal is to be understood, then the rest will come along. Do not get fixated upon perfection from the first classes.
- Also, tongue twisters are a smart way to even beat the natives sometimes!
- If you are a visual person, pay attention to the way words are written. This is going to help you comprehend the phonetics as well.
- We’ve got some awesome tools to up your pronunciation game even more. Practicing in the mirror, recording your voice and even talking to the window!
- Listening to natives through movies, songs, and books in the language you’re learning can seriously do wonders!
Do not get discouraged though! Awareness of common pronunciation mistakes is key to progress. Mispronouncing common words, neglecting liaisons, and overlooking intonation patterns are frequent pitfalls. Addressing these errors head-on empowers learners to recognize and rectify them effectively.
You don’t have to wonder how long it takes to learn the French language anymore. Six months to B2 level is our goal, and with hard work you will definitely reach it.
So, when you dive into the F.A.S.T. method for your French pronunciation journey, you’re not just getting a structured approach and practical exercises. You’re also getting the motivation to keep going.
You’re well on your way to becoming a pronunciation pro.