Learn French for mastery, not just to pass a test


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In this TED Talk, Sal Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy, explains the importance of mastering foundational material, rather than learning just enough to past tests. While his focus is on math and science, his basic argument applies to French learning as well: it’s essential for students to understand the basics and fill in gaps identified by tests and other assessments (like Kwiziq’s French level test) before moving on to more advanced topics.

Just for fun, French subtitles are enabled in the video:

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Laura K Lawless

Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Comments: 1

Malcolm

12 January 2017

I have been studying math with Khan for two years. I think too much emphasis is put on grammar. (Grammar can be harder than math)

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