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what do you do do to improve in frenchim doing aqa higher frenchi have used duolingo but it hasnt helped so dont recommend any thing like thatthanks
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what do you do do to improve in frenchim doing aqa higher frenchi have used duolingo but it hasnt helped so dont recommend any thing like thatthanks
Honestly, language learning depends from person to person. I would advise you to first determine your level in French (you can find the tests online), then watch videos on yt, read news articles, books, comics (pretty much every manga in existence has a french edition, if you're into that). I also listened to InnerFrench podcasts and watched FrancaisAvecPierre on youtube, and they really helped me with my listening, vocab, and grammar.
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Honestly, language learning depends from person to person. I would advise you to first determine your level in French (you can find the tests online), then watch videos on yt, read news articles, books, comics (pretty much every manga in existence has a french edition, if you're into that). I also listened to InnerFrench podcasts and watched FrancaisAvecPierre on youtube, and they really helped me with my listening, vocab, and grammar.
you're username made me cackle a bit haha!

i'm also doing gcse french and so i would recommend literally going onto the aqa website and memorising what they ask for
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Duo lingo is good.
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what do you do do to improve in frenchim doing aqa higher frenchi have used duolingo but it hasnt helped so dont recommend any thing like thatthanks
watching tv shows in french (with subtitles) would help listening and in general, Id recommend a kids show as its less complex. for speaking have ur answers well prepped rehearsed and memorised. kids books as well in french will help ur vocab. good luck ((:
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Hi, I'm a Y10, also about to start GCSE AQA French, and I'm an intermediate (CEFR Grade B1) French speaker. My Dad has been teaching me the language ever since I was young, but here are some tips that helped me progress and prepare for the GCSE course:

The Official AQA Website has all the grammar, vocabulary and info that will come up in your course available. Try to memorise some of the general vocabulary, as well as learn some of the foundation grammar and vocabulary. (Don't worry about the higher grammar, try to focus on the foundation stuff, because a) it forms the base for your course and b)because you are doing higher, your paper will have both foundation and higher content on it. Your teacher will probably teach you the higher content in school at a later date, so just try to consolidate basic knowledge first.

Link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/lang...ubject-content

Helpful Youtube Channels:

Wordpie is a Youtube Channel who make songs that teach you helpful vocabulary, including nouns, verbs and adjectives. Many of the words you learn are part of the general vocabulary for AQA French, so check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp...aX77pBuRZWzKiA

Learn French With Alexa has specialized videos for different aspects of the GCSE exam board and helps with grammar and vocabulary. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/c/learnfrenchwithalexa/featured

FrenchPod101.com have short videos that can help you learn about the culture in French and Francophone countries, as well as grammar and vocab. They even have a podcast of Google Podcasts so you can download and listen on the go! Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/frenchpod101

General advice:

Google Podcasts has language podcasts you can listen to if you want to practice your listening.
Install a French-English Dictionary on your phone, so you know what words are what.
Start a language diary (can be in a notebook or on your phone, using the 'Notes' app.) Write a little bit about your day in French to help you practice. Try and make this regular.
Read French Newspapers online (Le Monde and Figaro are good places to start.)
Read French books (Your local library should have books in another language, or looks for Children's 'Dual Language Books', which have the story in French and English so you can follow along if you want and learn new words.)
Flashcards!!!!!!!! ENG. word on one side, FR. on the other.
Listen to French music! Some of my favourites:

Angele - Balance ton Quoi
Jill Barber - J'attendrai
Stromae - Carmen/Alors on Dance/Papaoutai
Edif Piath - La vie en Rose
Camille - Le Festin
Aya Nakamura - Djadja
Luisa Sobral - Je t'adore
Indila - Derniere Danse


Here are some playlists that might help too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l8sMIVFSoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PukutKkEpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbRGcYP8iBM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l88YDeBPF00

TL/DR: Just try to be consistent in learning, and surround yourself with the language. It really helps!
Hope you found this useful!
Bonne chance et je vous souhaite la mieux pour vos études!
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thank you so much for your advice
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thank you so much for your advice
no problem! If you ever need help, you can DM me. Best of luck!
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