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    Im doing AS French and I can understand French relatively well, but I just don't have the confidence to speak it. I find it impossible to speak French in class and obviously this is impacting my grade and I need an A! Any tips?


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    Im doing AS French and I can understand French relatively well, but I just don't have the confidence to speak it. I find it impossible to speak French in class and obviously this is impacting my grade and I need an A! Any tips?


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    Practice at home, in front of a mirror.
    Listen to yourself speaking (record your self) and try to correct your mispronunciations.
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    (Original post by Sophie.cerys)
    Im doing AS French and I can understand French relatively well, but I just don't have the confidence to speak it. I find it impossible to speak French in class and obviously this is impacting my grade and I need an A! Any tips?


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    Hey! I did AS French last year! I can understand your lack of confidence, remember a few things:
    1 - Everyone is learning, everyone is improving, nobody is judging! Speak some out loud to a teacher, get them to check your pronunciation!
    2 - For help with pronunciation, try www,memrise.com and find vocab for your course!
    Also you can always put a word into Google Translate and get it to speak it back to you (memrise is more accurate tho )
    3 - Going to France always helps, if at all possible. Listening to radio/watching French films/TV programmes too! I can recommend some if you like
    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Sophie.cerys)
    Im doing AS French and I can understand French relatively well, but I just don't have the confidence to speak it. I find it impossible to speak French in class and obviously this is impacting my grade and I need an A! Any tips?


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    One of the less scary things you can do to improve your French speaking is to organise a "French table" at the school canteen - everyone who sits at this table has to communicate in French. It's a completely non competitive, collaborative, activity as everybody helps each other - it really helps to build up fluency and confidence. If you can manage to do this every day of the week, about ten to fifteen minutes at a time, you'll see that your oral French improves a huge amount.
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    (Original post by Anna Schoon)
    One of the less scary things you can do to improve your French speaking is to organise a "French table" at the school canteen - everyone who sits at this table has to communicate in French. It's a completely non competitive, collaborative, activity as everybody helps each other - it really helps to build up fluency and confidence. If you can manage to do this every day of the week, about ten to fifteen minutes at a time, you'll see that your oral French improves a huge amount.
    I did this with some classmates! But we went to costa instead! :mmm:
    Good shout!
 
 
 
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