30 Jul 16
If you can't get to France, let France come to you! I became fluent in English by writing a lot. You may decide to join a forum online, you can write poetries and so on. And read what you write so you'll improve your pronounciation as well. You can also search for videos in French on youtube, of any topic you'd like to hear about. Also watch movies and listen to songs, with lyrics in hand. The above works great for lexicon and syntax, then in order to learn and improve your grammar you can buy a book or search online, as it is a commonly spoken and learnt language, there's a lot of material.
31 Jul 16
@detion I studied it at school and I don't remember much. Its grammar is more complex than the English one, but the syntax is slighty stricter than the Italian one. I guess you must start with boring grammar like I did at school. Verbs (there are tons of irregular verbs, like in Italian), masculine/feminine nouns and adjectives, prepositions, negative and interrogative forms and so on.
• New Delhi, India
19 Jul 16
@detion,The best thing is,live in a place where only French is spoken,although it is not always possible.You may as well read French Newspapers and try to use new French words correctly.If possible,have a French friend and talk to him in French.
• Hyderabad, India
19 Jul 16
learning new languages it not hard thing l learn the basics and see lot of movie or some show of that languages i will be more easy to get , it best way to learn thing by entertainment , for that u have to love the language that u learning
20 Jul 16
Though I studied French in school /college I don't speak the language.. its not spoken where I live and there is no opportunity. However, for a few months I had a french lady as my guest and I did learn a wee bit from her. Speaking the language is the only way to learn, converse with people who know the language. You could also watch movies.. helps me a bit.
• Hangzhou, China
19 Jul 16
I am glad to know that you can speak both English and Italian fluently. One of my American colleagues can also speak Italian very well as he has an Italian origin with his parents speaking Italian in the house. So if one hopes to speak a foreign language very well, an atmosphere is necessary for language improvement. Thank you for the nice discussion.