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Activities to learn French

Hello, I want to learn French, and I know there are many online tools out there. I already use duolingo and newsinslowfrench, which are great.
But I wanted to ask if you know of any activities a beginner can do to learn French with people face-to-face.

Unfortunately, I just live in Ticino, so I don't know how many French speakers would agree to spend their time with me knowing just a few words

Is there anything in French Switzerland, even volunteering or whatever you know, that I could do to improve and reach a minimum autonomous level?

Thank you very much
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Re: Activities to learn French

Not the answer to your question: a way to learn and improve foreign language abilities is to watch television with the subtitles turned on (french spoken, french written).
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Not the answer to your question: a way to learn and improve foreign language abilities is to watch television with the subtitles turned on (french spoken, french written).
THis is something I have tried myself over several years. I am now very good at reading french subtitles. Still can't understand what people actually say though...
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Re: Activities to learn French

For pure vocabulary memorization I use Memrise:

http://www.memrise.com/home/

For French it is quite strong (less so for German). I got up to about 4000 words in French before I moved to Basel. I'm finding German to be more of a slog.
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