How to learn 100+ French words a day: the linking method

The learning process should always be joyful and fun but let's be honest, sometimes it can also be very frustrating!

One of the things that annoy me the most is to keep forgetting the exact same word over and over. Despite the fact that I have googled it 3 times already and that I ran into it the same morning on Duolingo, I still can't remember it... But as I need it so much, here I go again! I Typing the word "raccrocher" in my favorite online dictionary for the 1862462810th time.

This situation drives me completely crazy and I am getting mad at myself for wasting so much time. Life is short, bon sang! As learners, I am sure that you all have been this situation, at least once. But I have a wonderful news for you! No need to start seeking for an Alzheimer cure (unless you're neurologist, please keep up the good work), I have an amazing tip for you.

It is called the linking method.

The idea it's to associate an image to each word (the word you want to learn and its translation in your native language) and to link the two images together to create a single mental image.

Take the word "papillon", which means butterfly in French.

1) You picture a butterfly in your head, and you associate it with the English word. 2) You create an image for the French word. In English "papillon" sounds a bit like "puppy on". So now imagine a cute little dog sitting on something. 3) You link the two images together by picturing a tiny puppy sitting on a butterfly. If you're learning multiple languages at the same time you can even add the Eiffel tower on the background to remember it's a French word.
That's all, 3 little steps that only require your own creativity! Now you're ready to memorize hundreds of words faster than ever, and more importantly, you won't forget them!

I hope you've found this article useful and you will start using this method every time you need.

Don't forget that your memory is way more powerful than a sleeve. You just need to know some very simple mechanisms to release its full potential. So, use your imagination and be ready to become fluent in French.

Let us know in the comments if this method works for you and lets start a conversation about the power of memory for language learning.

If you are interested in these kind of tips, don't hesitate to book a French lesson with me! I know many more memory technics, all my lessons are tailored-made to match your interests and I can't wait to help you progress!
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Bonjour! I am Lauren, a 25-year-old French teacher living in the marvelous wine city of Bordeaux. Ever since I was a kid, I have been passionate about languages and I teach and speak fluently French, English and Spanish. I am currently learning Portuguese and Thai. Being a learner myself, I know very well how challenging it can be and I use my personal experience to become a better teacher every day. Why you should pick me as your French teacher? I was born in Bordeaux, where we have a very neutral French accent, which means I am easy to understand and I will help you achieve the "parfaite" pronunciation. I love to share the best French movies, books, series, and songs with my students. So if you want to know why we love cheese so much or to learn some funny slang, start learning with me! I have been working with all types of students: kids, teenagers, refugees, jobseekers, lawyers etc. Whatever the level of my students, my method remains the same: cultivate their curiosity and their desire to learn. I build my lessons according to your tastes to speed up your progression and to make your learning process easy and fun (even for grammar). Politics, culture, science, I am curious about every topic and I always try to tie the content of my classes with what is going on in the world. This way you won't only learn a language, you will also expand your general knowledge. I have visited more than 25 countries and worked in France, Spain, Cambodia, and even Ecuador. Through my international experience, I have learned to adapt to any personality, unexpected situations or cultures. Whether you want to sound like a true Parisian when ordering a coffee or start a business in Madagascar, I am here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. I hold a Master's degree in International affairs and Economics from Sciences Po Bordeaux. Throughout my studies, I had to pass highly selective exams and job interviews. I can provide you with excellent advice and tips to write an impressive cover letter in French, to prepare for a language test or to get you ready for an interview. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my student succeed!
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Bonjour! I am Lauren, a 25-year-old French teacher living in the marvelous wine city of Bordeaux. Ever since I was a kid, I have been passionate about languages and I teach and speak fluently French, English and Spanish. I am currently learning Portuguese and Thai. Being a learner myself, I know very well how challenging it can be and I use my personal experience to become a better teacher every day. Why you should pick me as your French teacher? I was born in Bordeaux, where we have a very neutral French accent, which means I am easy to understand and I will help you achieve the "parfaite" pronunciation. I love to share the best French movies, books, series, and songs with my students. So if you want to know why we love cheese so much or to learn some funny slang, start learning with me! I have been working with all types of students: kids, teenagers, refugees, jobseekers, lawyers etc. Whatever the level of my students, my method remains the same: cultivate their curiosity and their desire to learn. I build my lessons according to your tastes to speed up your progression and to make your learning process easy and fun (even for grammar). Politics, culture, science, I am curious about every topic and I always try to tie the content of my classes with what is going on in the world. This way you won't only learn a language, you will also expand your general knowledge. I have visited more than 25 countries and worked in France, Spain, Cambodia, and even Ecuador. Through my international experience, I have learned to adapt to any personality, unexpected situations or cultures. Whether you want to sound like a true Parisian when ordering a coffee or start a business in Madagascar, I am here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. I hold a Master's degree in International affairs and Economics from Sciences Po Bordeaux. Throughout my studies, I had to pass highly selective exams and job interviews. I can provide you with excellent advice and tips to write an impressive cover letter in French, to prepare for a language test or to get you ready for an interview. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my student succeed!
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