When I say this, I am not talking about “hood” French, nor slang French.
I’m talking about the French language everybody – me, my daughter, my 80 years old mother – talk in a relaxed everyday casual environment.
This “modern” French language affects everything: French pronunciation, vocabulary, but also word order, questions…
If you’ve only studied “traditional” French, some French people will have a hard time understanding you (or you’ll sound just like a book…) and believe me, you’ll have an even harder time understanding them!
As an advanced student, everything can be turned as a good learning tool.
So, choose things that you like, like listening to French songs, but don’t pass on things that you need, like drilling on your French prepositions…
For other students, it’s mostly the pronunciation that gives them away.
Yes, it's a total lapse of judgement, and said teenaged neighbor definitely has more than a few screws loose in his beautiful head, but sometimes, a mom deserves to get some.
So, if you want to improve your French to an advanced C1 level, here is what you should do: I’ve met many advanced French students who only studied French from traditional methods and French literature.
Of course, their French academic skills are great, and the ace tests…
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