I’ve been learning on and off for 8 years, barely anything has stuck but the Rosetta Stone program has been the most helpful as I am a visual learner. 1 week ago
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I was just accepted to a university in Paris – my dream university. They have English and French courses and I am determined to use the city to my advantage so I can check off this goal with the knowledge that my French fluency is at local level.
Bonne chance tout le monde! 2 weeks ago
I enrolled on a course in College Universite France in Moscow, visiting it two times a week for one sociology lection and one French lesson with a very nice teacher called Lana (she comes from Paris – native speaker!). Learning verbs at the moment. I enjoy this – French makes me happy :) 1 month ago
I started taking French classes a year ago, had 20 classes in total, once a week. Not much at all. I was halfway through A1 level when I stopped my classes because I left the country to do an internship in Bangkok.
When in Bangkok I decided I had to go to France and study French there. So I booked everything while in Thailand, and a few months later left for France for 3 months. When I first arrived I could barely string together a sentence. But I was improving every day. I went to a French language school, where everyone was from all around the world, and everyone was there for the same reason. (Many young people my age, around 18-24, so it was brilliant.)
Amazing experience, utterly life-changing, I made lifelong friends there. Currently I can read much more than I speak. I started off reading dual-language books, but progressed to books entirely in French, on philosophy, also the classics like Voltaire and Baudelaire.
In all, learning a language, especially one as rich and beautiful as French, is one of the best things you could do with your life. But never stop learning, never assume you have mastered a language. The goal is to be fluent, yes, but learning a language is something that you do for life. 1 month ago
Hello, my dear linguist friends.
I have decided to take the AP French exam in May. This is going to be interesting because my school doesn’t offer French to that level and I haven’t taken more than French II (two years ago, albeit), but my French skills are actually quite good (well, my reading skills are darn near perfect, but writing and oral comprehension are weak spots for me).
In any case, I am just going to go for it. Self-Study (what I do anyway) and get at least a 3 on that AP French exam. Determination, guys, that’s what it takes. So be it. Challenge accepted.
Happy Frenching! 1 month ago
I suck. But I’d like to think that I’ll get back to it at some point. 1 month ago