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Tips for Improving French Skills at Home

Français à la maison!
1. Watch your favourite movies—in French!
If you bought the DVD in Canada, there will likely be a French subtitles option.

2. Listen to French music.
iTunes has a French channel that features francophone artists of all kinds: pop, jazz, rock, or hip-hop!

3. Vocabulary Flash Cards.
Choose 10 new French words per week and create flashcards in Quizlet. Test yourself a couple of times each day. At the end of the month, review all of the words for the entire month. Quizlet sample.

4. Check out or download some French books!
Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Hunger Games, are all available in French! You'll be amazed at how much you can understand, especially if you've already read the English version! Your local library will have some titles or you can buy print or electronic versions online.

Adapted from "10 Tips for Improving French Skills at Home"