A new and free visual method to learn French easily with an image for each phonic.
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- If you need help for the translation from French into English, you can use the following free dictionary : https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais
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Learning the è and ê sound in French as in the word « forêt »
The image for the sound « è » and « ê » is a tree like in a forest. The sound is the same in the « ê » of the word « forêt », which helps to remind the image.
The sound of the whole word « est » (which means « is »), is the same as « è » and « ê ». The image for « est » is a forest with 3 trees, one for each letter.
The sound of the first « e » in the words « elle » and « belle » is also the same as for « é » and « ê ». The image of the tree will help you to read these words with the correct pronunciation.
Learning the ou sound in French as in the word « trou »
The image for the « ou » sound is the « trou » (a hole) underneath.
Learning the ch sound in French as in the word « chat »
Learning the an / am / en / em sound in French as in the word « dent »
The letters d, m, and p are emphasized to make reading easier for dyslexics.
- m has a flamingo flying over it,
- p with its blue triangle like a slice of a pie,
- d is filled with blue inside.
The letter q will be emphasized too (see below) when the sound is studied. So this allows to easily distinguish m from n, so as b, d, p and q, which is especially useful when learning to read with a dyslexia.
Learning the o / au / eau sound in French
The blue disc is bigger when the sound is written « eau » – with 3 letters – than when it is written « au » – with 2 letters – or just « o » with 1 letter. The sound remains exactly the same.
Learning the oi sound in French as in the word « poids »
Learning the ai / ei sound in French (same sound as è and ê in the word « forêt »)
Learning the eu sound in French as in the word « feu »
Learning the on sound as in the word « pont »
Learning the z sound and s sound in French as in the word « osons »
When the « s » is pronounced like a « z » in french (like the « z » of « zoo »), a little blue « z » is written on the upper right of the « s ».
Rehearse and Train – Two Texts to Read in French : « Unik est triste » and « Unik est heureuse »
Rehearse all the Phonics and Images in French that you have Already Learned
Learning the j sound and g sound as in « ge » and « gi » in French
The g in French is pronounced like the j when followed by an « e » or an « i » like in « ge » and « gi ». A little blue « j » is then written on the upper right of the « g ».
Learning the é / et / er / ez sound as in « nez » in French
The sound « é » in French is the same as in the word « et » in French. « er » and « ez » at the end of a word are pronounced alike. The image for the sound é / et / er / ez is a « nez » (nose).
Learn the c / k / qu sound as in « carré » in French
The French sound « qu » is the same as the English « c » in « cat ». The sound « k » in French is the same. The « c » in French is often the same as the « c » in English (you will learn later when not). The image for the sound c / k / qu is a « carré » (square).
Learn the eu / œu sound like in « cœur » in French
The image for the sound eu / œu is a « cœur » (heart).
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