How to study French in a group
October 16, 2008 4:33 PM Subscribe
I'm in a French class with a bunch of college (mainly) freshmen, and I've talked a bunch of them into meeting for a study session on Monday afternoon. How can we best study together? I always studied alone when I was an undergrad.
posted by amtho to education (7 answers total)
I've got a possible source of old tests -- I checked, and the school views this as ethical. I've found a couple of pages on the excellent French.about.com which might be helpful.
But what's the best way to take advantage of having about 10-12 people all _in the same place_ wanting to get better at this language? Drilling somehow? Having people make up tasks for each other on the spot? Some kind of not-stupid game?
We'll probably be broken up into at least two groups of 3. We'll have maybe 2-3 hours together, maybe 4, maybe with a meal break in there.
Yes, I may be over thinking this, but I don't want to end up with me telling everyone what to do just because I'm older (I'm a special part-time student), and at the same time I don't want it to be some kind of lame session where we don't get anything done. I realize that the other students may well have many ideas of their own -- I hope so, and they are very bright -- but having got through a difficult undergrad program on my own, I know it's possible to be "bright" and still have no clue how to study in a group.
Specific activity / process recommendation? Thanks!