A real marker of progress is when native French speakers stop complimenting you on your French. That’s when you know you’ve majorly improved. Here’s why compliments mean you aren’t fluent.
There’s a misconception that people have about becoming fluent. It doesn’t magically happen just by living in a country where the language is spoken. Will you be fluent in French after living in France? That’s going to depend on a bunch of things throughout your language learning journey. Let’s take a closer look.