Did you know that you may be wasting a huge portion of your time learning French due to inefficient learning methods? Let me tell you how you can learn FASTER.
It’s all about a new technique called Intelligent Cumulative Exposure. As much as we’d like to think that we can improve our French by watching movies or just being dumped in the right country, our brains are proven to best absorb new language concepts one-at-a-time, in small increments. And I don’t mean just learning word lists one-at-a-time. I mean building your actual sentence-forming skills from the ground up.
Intelligent Cumulative Exposure (ICE) is the system of introducing concepts incrementally, at gradually increasing difficulty, in the context of REAL sentences, while repeating the tough concepts in the right intervals of time based on YOUR confidence levels. ICE is also a method that explains grammatical nuances in PLAIN ENGLISH rather than hoping you just “figure them out” through immersion.
There's no reason you should be hearing totally unfamiliar strings of gibberish fly in one ear and out the other. You should be building yourself up by scaffolding one concept at a time.
The problem is that there are currently NO apps on the market that apply the simple ICE method. Creating a comprehensive curriculum based on Intelligent Cumulative Exposure takes WORK, and most app developers are more concerned with flashy software than with actual learning sciences.
Brainscape’s learning scientists from Columbia and Yale Universities have spent the past THREE YEARS developing a complete, scientifically optimized French curriculum tailored specifically for the mobile environment. In the process, we have created the first web and mobile app based around Intelligent Cumulative Exposure. Check out our 40-page white paper on our website, explaining the cognitive science behind why this works.
With Brainscape's Learn French, you get:
We look forward to working with you over the months and years to come. You’ll be glad you joined the Brainscape community.
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Greetings & Salutations
This deck introduces the most fundamental and commonly used French greetings and salutations.
In this deck, you will learn some of the most important phrases for use in basic conversation.
Learn the most basic words and phrases used to describe people.
Family & Friends
In this deck, you will learn the most essential vocabulary relating to friends and family members.
Days & Time
Use this deck to memorize the most fundamental French terms having to do with time and dates.
Numbers & Money
Learn the most basic French terms needed to talk about numbers and money.
Basic Grammar Words
Use this deck to learn about the most important basic French grammar words.
Food, Drinks & Entertainment
This deck contains the French language's most fundamental words and phrases about food.
Miscellaneous Survival Phrases
These are the fundamental miscellaneous survival phrases that will help you get around in any French-speaking country.
Basic French Pronunciation
This deck provides a glimpse into the basic rules that govern pronunciation in French.