Completed 3rd week of Assimil French

I have completed all the 7 lessons in the 3rd week in 3 days. It feels so good now. I was not moving forward until I feel that I have mastered a lesson completely. In the first 2 weeks, there were some lessons which I did not feel fully comfortable even after listening to the audio for 30-35 times. Now things seem to have gotten easier. I am able to recognize some sentences even without reading the French text and the pronunciation now feels a bit easier and more intuitive. Now I am able to see patterns in sentence construction and in pronunciation of words. I am surprised at my own progress. Rather than proceeding to the next week’s lessons, I decided to revise all the earlier lessons to solidify the concepts.

Without much effort, I am becoming more and more comfortable with the French sentence structure. Like the tune of a good song, the sounds of the dialogue are lingering on in my mind. The way Assimil has structured the lessons is beautiful. There is lot of variety in the lessons. Revision is built into the lessons; you don’t have to sit and memorize anything. Important constructs are repeated again so that they become natural to you in a few days. I really love the fun element in most of the lessons. The whole dialogue is easy to recollect and once I think of a lesson, the dialogue just seems to flow in my mind on its own. This is the probably the easiest learning method that I have seen in my life. I have to wait till the end of the course to see how effective it is, though.


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