Thanks to family and friends I’ve gotten my paws on some rosetta stone for both Tagalog and French.
Because I will be leaving for the Philippines on Christmas Day (yay!), my goal is a unit of Tagalog every day from yesterday to the day I leave. So far so good =P
My lifetime goal includes learning:
French, Tagalog, and Spanish. In that order. =)
Well, I had a fun study session last night. It was the first time I had really practiced French in a long time. Oy! And it was terrible. I kept choking up on pronunciation (I think I bit my tongue twice). Any francophone would have cringed. It’s been far too long.
You know how I practice listening lately? Watching Montreal Canadien interviews in French…Ha! I love it. Why not: hockey + French = amazing. >.< Yeah, I’m a dork.
So, being out of school really put a stopper to any French connection I had. I’m a complete anglophone and I hate it. I found this website though that has actually been helping me expand my vocabulary (I have all the grammar in the world, yet no words to use…).
It’s www.busuu.com It’s helpful, interacting, a variety of levels and plenty of languages.
So here I go again, hoping to continue my French education with only myself as a teacher. I’m considering taking courses at the college if I can pull up my competence in it.
My advice: Do a little bit every day. No matter how little or insignificant. Even learn a word or two. It’ll all add up in the end.