Saturday, 7 May 2016

How to Learn Vocab // Collab

Bonjour,

I'm sorry I haven't been on here much lately, I've been in quite a dark place for quite a while, that I'm still trying to climb out of. I am planning on writing a bit about that soon, but if you would like to know a bit more, you can read some of it here.

Nevertheless! This is a collab with my amazing friend Hope from HighHopes! You definitely need to go and check her out! Today we will both be sharing 3 tips on how to learn vocab each! We thought this would be good as it is exam season *argh* and I know that a lot of you are in school, and might need a few ideas for revision!


1) Duolingo

I only downloaded this app last night, but I really like it! I use this for French and it tracks how well you're doing {I'm already 17% fluent apparently}. There are also little 'mini games' where you match the English to the French, repeat sentences, translate sentences both ways and helps you learn more vocab! As well as that it helps with structure and if you get a question wrong, it comes back at the end and you do it until its right, which helps it stick in your brain better!
I definitely recommend this app, as you could practice anywhere, but I know that there are lots of other apps available, so find one that suits your 'learning style'.


2) Speak it in your day to day life

I know this may sound odd but try it! If you say, "I'm going to school", say it in your head or out loud in the language you're learning! Also, add sticky notes to objects with the French on, and every time you see it, you'll remember it! I like using this a lot, so I definitely recommend you try it!

3) 10 Minutes a Day

Just spend a few minutes a day going over your vocab in your head or out loud! Maybe just before you go to bed or whilst you're on the bus, just try and memorise words! It works quite well, especially if you can really focus whilst you do it, definitely give it a try.

I Hope you liked my ideas and be sure to check out Hope's post for some ideas that are definitely better than mine! Leave one of your top tips for vocab in the comments, I could do with some more!

// SIDE NOTE // {Thank you all so much for 7000 page views! Aaaaaaahh } As always,

Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

18 comments:

  1. Loved this Charlotte! I also like using duolingo :) the idea to stick post it notes on everyday objects is a really good one, I'll have to try that out! Hope xx

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    1. Thank you Hope! Let me know if it works! Xx

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  2. This was such a helpful post! I use duolingo and it is a great app but I will have to try the other things you suggested! Xx

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Thanks for the advice! Could you do some more revision and school blogs in the future? X
    http://thepastelstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Fab tips,I shall give these a go soon when I have my next speaking test!Have you tried
    Quizlet?It sounds similar to Duolingo but the app gives users 4 different ways to learn so theres a learning style for everyone x

    https://daisyypetals.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah! I tend to use that for other subjects as well as French though <3

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  5. Hope you start to feel better soon, this post was definitely needed!xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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  6. This is a very nice post girl, Hope you feel better soon :) x
    www.ambiinwonderland.com

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  7. I really like this post dear :) I'll try this app for english as I'm italian !

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  8. These are such great tips, I will find them so useful to learn French! I will definitely have to check the app out x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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  9. I studied French at GCSE and one thing I found useful was the website iMemorize! You type in a paragraph and it removes words one by one- super helpful! Also, lovely post as always :)

    Freya ~ www.miss-perceived.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh I'll have to go and check it out! Thank you lovely xx

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