Try Tuesday: Learning French

I’ve always thought French was a beautiful language, and that one day I’d just have to learn it (along with a few others like Russian!). I also love a good selection of foreign films, many of these being in French, so I thought this would be a good language to start learning.

Being a modern world, I figured I’d start with an app. The one that immediately came to mind (because they have clearly spent their marketing dollars, and their ads are everywhere), was Babbel.

This seems like a really good app from my initial set up and run through.  Then I got to the screen which asked me which subscription I would like to sign up for, and realised I wasn’t quite ready for yet another regular commitment to justify the regular outgoings, and naturally, looked for other apps. 

I eventually settled on Busuu. It has lessons based around certain types of interactions and conversations, which helps things feel natural, which I like. I also really like that you can connect with native speakers of whatever language you are learning, and ask people to correct you on your exercises. Useful right?! 

Anybody know of any other language apps or other resources that could be useful? I’m a keen bean!

Stay curious,
Laveena

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