FRENCH GRAMMAR INTERMEDIATE FLASHCARDS (B1 & B2)
The French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards (B1 & B2) are a digital Anki deck to help you learn the most common French grammar rules from intermediate B1 level to upper-intermediate B2 level.
Based on research by linguists Paul Nation and Stephen Krashen, you will learn these top French grammar points gradually in the context of real French sentences and “pop-up grammar” mini lessons that present grammar rules simply.
After you learn the top intermediate grammar rules of French, you will know all the major grammatical structures at the Independent French User Level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Most linguists and language learners agree that the B2 level is when you reach conversational fluency.
Also, when you master the top grammar rules up to the B2 level, then you’ll be more likely to pass the B2 French Exam, such as the DELF. The B2 qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in a French-speaking country or study native-speaker courses taught in French.
Flashcards: 900 (includes B1 & B2 Level French Grammar Rules with at least 2 Sentence Examples for each Rule)
Time: Approx. 3-9 months to Complete
Difficulty: Intermediate Level (B1 & B2)
2 FLASHCARD TYPES FOR THE FRENCH GRAMMAR INTERMEDIATE FLASHCARDS
Below, you can see the French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards for Anki in action. There are 2 different flashcard variations depending on the relevant grammar rule.
- The Sentence Flashcard type includes a French sentence that includes a highlighted grammar point within it. Your goal is to check whether you understand that sentence and grammar rule.
- The Minimal Pair Sentences Flashcard type shows you 2 very similar French sentences, and you need to check whether you know the grammatically correct sentence.
The Back side of these flashcards include the grammatically correct sentence, sentence audio, sentence IPA and hidden hints of the sentence translation in English, and an explanation of the particular grammar rule when you need extra help.
GET FLUENT WITH FRENCH POP-UP GRAMMAR
The linguist, Stephen Krashen from University of Southern California, generally recommends that language learners acquire language through using input, such as books, movies, and so on. This is a great tip especially if you are at the high intermediate to advanced stages of a language, but the beginner stages of learning French can be difficult because you don’t know many grammatical structures yet to understand most input well.
That is why Krashen also says that consciously learned grammar can still be useful. Consciously learned grammar has these functions:
- As a Monitor to help you self-correct,
- To make input more comprehensible,
- For language appreciation.
Krashen argues that “pop-up grammar” can provide information for each of these functions. Pop-up grammar is a brief explanation of a grammatical rule or vocabulary item that generally takes only a few seconds and that can be done in the first language, especially in beginning levels.
Krashen admits that sometimes we need to appeal to consciously learned language, such as learning grammar, to solve real-world problems, when we need to say something beyond our current competence. Sometimes it’s important to learn to say something correctly, and you can’t wait for language to be naturally acquired.
We were inspired by Krashen’s research on comprehensible input and “pop-up grammar”, so we developed our French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards based on his ideas. We provide you with simple, easily comprehensible sentences that incrementally introduce you to French grammar from the B1 intermediate level to the B2 upper-intermediate level. The front of our grammar flashcards include a French sentence which contains a target grammar rule. We leverage the power of Anki’s spaced repetition system to present you mini grammar lessons as you need it, as the back of each flashcard provides a clear grammar explanation.
As the language learner, your job will be to check whether you comprehend that sentence, and the grammar contained within it. If you do understand it, without needing to review the grammar rule, then you would have acquired that grammar rule in your memory, and you can pass the flashcards. However, if you still need help, then the back of our French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards includes hints for the sentence translation and the “pop-up” grammar rule.
REACH B2 CEFR LEVEL BY MASTERING GRAMMAR RULES UP TO THAT LEVEL
Our French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards present you the most important and frequently used grammar rules from the B1 intermediate level to the B2 upper-intermediate and fluency level. These grammar rules are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which is the international standard for measuring and testing language proficiency in foreign languages, including French. We were inspired by linguist Paul Nation’s studies on the most frequently used words, and wanted to use that idea for the most frequently used grammar.
You save time and effort because we have organized all of the grammar rules, sentence examples, IPA, audio and translations for you up to the B2 level. You can study the French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards incrementally, from the lower-intermediate level and then gradually improve to the higher levels of fluency. This is beneficial because you can get started straight away to study French Grammar with our flashcards, so you don’t waste time having to gather, prepare and organize the grammar materials and flashcards yourself.
You also get greater confidence that you’ve covered the top French grammar rules up to the B2 level. You can use the French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards to fill in any grammar knowledge gaps you may have up to the B2 level. Most linguists and learners consider the B2 level to be the stage you can speak fluently.
According to the CEFR’s own level descriptions of the B2 level, when you reach the B2 level then you:
“Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.”– French B2 Level Description, according to CEFR
At the B2 level, you are more likely to get a job, study abroad, get residency or even citizenship in a French-speaking country because the French B2 level is often the minimum language requirement needed.
BENEFITS OF THE INTERMEDIATE FRENCH GRAMMAR (B1 & B2) FLASHCARDS
Learn the Most Common French Grammar Rules from B1 to B2 with Sentence Examples
Start learning the top French grammar rules from B1 intermediate to B2 upper-intermediate fluency levels, using sentence examples in French that contain those grammar rules. This French Grammar Intermediate Flashcards deck includes at least 2 sentence examples for every grammar rule, the audio of the sentence example, the IPA of the sentence example, and hints for the sentence translation in English, and an explanation of the grammar rule.
Pronounce All French Example Sentences Correctly With Audios and IPA
Each flashcard contains an audio of the French sentence spoken to help you pronounce the sentence correctly with the right accent. The flashcard will also contain the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) of the full French sentence to help you know the standard pronunciation.
Test Your Knowledge of French Grammar Points at the Intermediate B1 and B2 Levels
Use spaced repetition included in our French Vocab Anki deck so that you can regularly check your knowledge of grammar points and French comprehension. See how you’re progressing, and focus only on the most difficult grammar points for you. By using the French Grammar Flashcards, you can acquire all of the common French grammar points up to the B2 upper-intermediate fluency level, based on the CEFR language proficiency standards. By the end of it, you will be an Independent French Language User in terms of grammar use and knowledge.
BONUS: Choose the Grammatically Correct Sentence from Similar-Looking Minimal Pair Sentences
Many French language learners can get mixed up with certain grammar rules, and when to use certain grammar in a French sentence. So, we’ve developed Minimal Pair Sentence flashcards where we show you 2 similar-looking French sentences, with one being grammatically correct and the other being wrong. You need to choose which sentence is correct. If you get confused and need help, then the back of that flashcard will show you the answer, as well as the English translation of the sentence and an explanation of the grammar rule.
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