The 3 reasons why you don't need to talk like a French native

Salut la compagnie!

I often hear my students say that they want to speak like a French native. I want to share with you the same advice I share with them.

Here is a little video where I explain why you don’t have to speak like a French person.

Most of the time, people are confused between mispronunciation and accent.

1) Mispronunciation is when you pronounce a word a certain way that doesn’t allow your interlocutor to understand you. It can lead to misunderstanding.

2) Accent is your signature : we understand what you want to express but you say it with your musicality. You make French sings with your own notes.

I hope this post was helpful and that you have gained more confident after reading it and watching the video.

Now I would love you to share an experience when you didn’t understand someone because of his/her mispronunciation. How did you finally get the point? Did it happen to you?

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Je vous souhaite un très bon apprentissage. À très bientôt.