View Full Version : Maintaining language fluency tips

September 19th, 2016, 01:33 PM
Hi, so I studied French intensively in France over the summer and have reached a fluent (not bilingual) level. However I have soon realised that I'm starting to lose my conversation level quite quickly and was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to maintain conversation level in another language...
I listen to French radio for 30 mins a day and am currently reading a book but that doesn't seem to be helping me too much...

Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated!!


September 19th, 2016, 01:37 PM
I would recommend listening to see how the strangers around you speak. Listening to conversations in the area (I understand this may be difficult now you're away from France I presume) but you can hear how the natives actually speak.

September 19th, 2016, 01:45 PM
I feel you. I rarely speak French at home (it's the primary language at school though) so I lose some fluency during the summer. :| I don't want it to go to waste so I need a French buddy lolol.