14 May How to organise your French notes and make the most of your French class.
I strongly believe that an organised student has much more chance of doing well in French.
How to organise your French notes and make the most of your French class.
- Always take your French notes/books to class, so that you can follow along.
- Split your folder into sections: a). listening tasks, b) phrases to apply to your essays/orals, c) vocabulary, d) tenses and structures in French.
This means that if you are spending a lesson on the future tense, then you simply pull out your past ‘future tense’ notes and add to them. When it comes to test/exam time, you simply look at your ‘phrases section’ and apply a few of them into your test/exam.
- Tell your teacher if you are struggling on certain concepts and ask for him!
- Ask lots of questions in class. Don’t hold back!
- Save yourself time and don’t lose your notes. Keep them safe. It’s not fun having to recommence from scratch each time.
- Listen to French podcasts on a weekly basis. You can do this while walking the dog or travelling on the bus/train. You must be tuning your ear to the French language on a regular basis.
….et voila, my tips.