Lol omg I didnt mean for this to be this long lmao, I hope you found these tips helpful and remember langauges are hard and I was lucky in the sense that I was naturally gifted at them so dw if you arent so good at the start, you will improve dw
Hello I wondered if anyone could give their opinion if they are taking or have taken french gcse basically I just want to know if it’s hard ?? If anyone could help it would be much appreciated!
You just have to put in the effort:
- make flashcards or use quizlet early on as you do topics, make sure you go over grammar as practice and make sure your tenses are solid.
- Learn higher level phrases and use them in your speaking and writing- like memorizing some phrases in the subjunctive tense- that impresses and you'd find it hard to conjugate on the spot. E.g. idioms, subjunctive, conjunctions
- With listening, make sure you practice throughout the course- it's the one I found hardest- it helps to remember key words/ vocab so you can listen out for them.
- Speaking, not my favourite again, try and practice with others/ record things and listen back to them, work on making it sound 'spontaneous', and flowy, as well as having a good accent. Speaking is a great section for you to learn complex sentences and just repeat them in the exam- construct sentences out of phrases you know.
- Reading isn't too hard, again make sure you know key words and can spot various tenses.
- A great thing to do is listen to podcasts and French radio geared towards beginners, you can find it online and it can help with listening.
Languages aren't easy, but neither are many other subjects. They're also making French and German have easier grading from 2020 as it was hard to get a top grade compared to Spanish.