Don't you think that you can learn French by yourself? Lots of French learners may think it a dream by retorting,"How could you learn French by your own? If you yourself are better than a qualified French teacher?" The first question can be answered easily, while the second may not be easily answered, for you cannot be as good as a French teacher, otherwise you don't need to learn French now. But it doesn't mean that you cannot learn this language by yourself. Actually you can! Now let's discuss the tips. Tip one: Get the French learning books. French is not an unpopular language in the world, so you can easily find the French learning materials anywhere on the planet. Why should you get the French learning books? Because you need to guidelines, which will help you learn French systematically with a good purpose. Then what books should be your learning books? One textbook and some workbooks with audios. One textbook must list so many chapters, each of them must teach some basic things in French and help you successfully proceed to the next chapter, for they are closely connected to each other.
For example, if the first chapter teaches you a simple phrase, the second will teach you an more complex one, for you have learned the easiest one and it is suitable for you to learn more than the easiest then. And then the textbook must be your companion. Why? Because when you have learned the pronunciation, words, phrases and sentence patterns, you had better use some assistant to practice what you've learned so that you will remember them easily. Certainly if you have a software like Rosetta Stone French as your assistant, that will be a better idea. Really you cannot only practice your French knowledge rememberance, but also practice your skills to speak French. Don't you think so? Tip two: Get Rosetta Stone French. Software learning tools today are numerous, but not so many programs are appropriate for the French learners. I hold the idea that you can think you have learned this language well once you have learned enough vocabulary and have a smooth tongue to speak this language. In this case your choice is clear: Choose the one that helps you acquire vocabulary and teach you speak good French.
Rosetta Stone French is the one that suits you so perfectly. As for vocabulary acquisition, you can use the image-way, which gives you the meanings of the French words by vivid pictures and the pronunciation by the tiny buttons that you just click. You don't have to hold a serious book to read loudly, as is not so effective unless your memory is superb compared to others. But with Rosetta Stone, you don't have to do this any more as I have described above for you. You see, pictures can easily leave prints on your brain than dry words. It is like the scene that you see a beauty and will remember her name instantly if someone tells you. As for conversation practice, you can use the virtual conversations in it as often as you can. Rosetta Stone gives you different levels of conversation practice and you need to choose those that suit you the most.
Tip three: Get music and movies. This way should be based on either of the two ways above, for you cannot use this way to learn a language systematically. I say music, because French language is so beautiful that you can often listen to the beautiful songs around your ears although you cannot guess their meanings. They are attractive to you, so why not learn them as another way of learning? Saying of movies, I should inform you that we modern people enjoy the excitement of cool moving pictures, and movies just satisfy this wish of yours. You can enjoy French movies and you will have interest in this language. But remember: Keep the French subtitle for you to watch.