Hacks and shortcuts for learning French quickly

Hello everyone! Here’s a bonus episode with Camille from French Today talking about how to learn French quickly and efficiently.

One of the big takeaways is that everyone is different. Some want to learn French simply to pass an exam, others want to move to France, while some are just learning for the pleasure of being able to read a book or order a coffee.

The trick is, according to this language teacher, to not focus on the things that are irrelevant to you. In other words, don’t weigh yourself down with the subjunctive when all you want to do is chat with your new French neighbour in Ohio.

Camille explains it in much more detail below. If you, like me, are trying to improve your French, this will hopefully put you on a shorter road to getting where you need to be. (Don’t forget to subscribe to this on your podcast player on your phone!)

If you want to learn French with Camille’s method, find the audiobooks here.

PS: The YouTube video of Eddie Izzard that Camille mentioned is here and is well worth a watch too!

And now for something completely different, here’s me and Camille ordering a baguette from a drive through bakery in Brittany:

More podcasts with French Today

Maybe you’re feeling like more podcasts about the French language. You could start with these ones, the last three times Camille was on The Earful Tower.

Or, why not check out the entire language section on this very site which is choc-a-block full of tips, tricks, and observations.

Good luck with your language learning. And don’t forget to check out Camille’s audiobooks here.

3 thoughts on “Hacks and shortcuts for learning French quickly

  1. Hi Oliver. Love the podcast. I tried to use the link to get an additional 10% off, as Camille is currently running a 20% sale, but it doesn’t work. Any thoughts? Maybe Camille doesn’t want to give additional discounts (in which case you should change the wording) or maybe it really is a technical problem?

    1. No it should work. The discount gets applied – on top of the 20 percent – right before you pay at checkout 🙂

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