8 Summary of Week 1
You have now finished Week 1.
Remember that you’ll build your language skills little by little and it’s very important for you to keep returning to vocabulary and structures you’ve been learning, as well as adding new ones. Now is the time to get organised and start formalising the way you develop your language skills.
The best way to remember new vocabulary and key phrases is to practise. What did you score for the Week 1 Quiz? What did you find difficult? How could you manage better next time? In Week 1, you were introduced to an important point of pronunciation which should help with your listening and speaking skills.
Building a language notebook
This is something you can develop week by week, which is entirely personal to you. You may find that you want to change the way you go about it in Week 2; don’t worry if that happens. The important thing is that you find a way to note down, each week, new vocabulary and expressions, and also tips about pronunciation, grammar, culture and communication in general that will support you as you continue learning French.
This week you learned how to ask for directions to key places in French-speaking towns. You also practised basic questions in French and revised prepositions of location. You may want to attribute specific parts of your notebook to:
- vocabulary related to directions
- the different questions forms, with a specific mention of pour aller à and the changes which occur depending whether the words which follow are masculine, feminine, start with a vowel or h or are plural.
- the prepositions and the changes which occur with de (en face de, près de, etc.) depending whether the words which follow are masculine, feminine, start with a vowel or h or are plural.
Before you move on, record your reflections here.
Week 1 Reflection
What was most useful this week? Why?
What was most difficult this week? Why?
How am I going to practice what I learned this week?
You can now go to Week 2.