Review of FSI French courses

The courses were created by the Foreign Service Institute and were intended for diplomats. The courses are old, but well structured. Courses in some languages are available on this site. There is not problem in downloading because the contents are in the public domain.

How the FSI courses work?

In the first part is presented a dialogue that must be memorized. The dialogues usually contain vocabulary that will be used in the chapter and grammatical points.

The second part is the course longest and contains many exercises with repetition.

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Explaining my study routine

As I said in my last post, since Monday (10/07) I’m putting what I’m studying on twitter to anyone curious.

Materials and Methods

SPANISH

Grammar

For grammar I use a book in the traditional form.  A book with a lot of exercises to fill blanks and verb conjugation.

I am currently using the workbook “Diccionario práctico de gramática “.

Some materials I use: FSI French, DVDs in Spanish, Ipod and grammar books.

Some materials I use: FSI French, DVDs in Spanish, Ipod and grammar books.

Listening

To improve my level of understanding I do the following activities:

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