So I had two years of high school French nearly 30 years ago....I've started up on Babbel and it comes back better than expected! My challenge is actually using it....I tend to freeze up. Plus no travel to French-speaking locales any time soon.....
I've heard a lot about LingQ, and I signed up to give it a try. I was pretty disappointed at how little they give you for free to get a taste of how it works so I'd abandoned it for months.
I really wish I hadn't!
I don't know what prompted me to give it another shot but since I'd run out of free credits, I had to pay. So I paid for a month, and thought I'd cancel it if it didn't work for me.
What's actually happened is I've subscribed and I now have an amazing resource for reading and listening.
I'm currently reading 80 Days Around the World (with audio) and you create your own flash deck by clicking on words you don't know. When you click on a word (or phrase) you can add it to be reviewed and also write your own notes too.
There's guided courses and books already available on there to start learning, but you can also import your own books too (though I haven't tried this yet). Being able to hit the play button to hear what you're reading is also a massive help for listening skills. Some of the audio is computerised, but mostly it's read by native speakers.
Somehow I'd managed to trap a nerve in my neck last night and woke up this morning in agony. Since I stayed home from work, I ended up using some of my day watching La Forêt on Netflix - it's a French mini series about a girl who goes missing in the forest. My listening skills are atrocious so I switched on the French subtitles too. Not only was it good practice, it was a really good show too!
Working hard at this in Duolingo. I'm pretty far through the main lessons already, but there's still tons of leveling up to do. Once I'm through the main lessons, I'll also be looking for some books or online courses.
Sur ma route, Il y a eu du move oui, de l'aventure dans l'movie. Une vie de roots sur ma rout , je n'compte plus les soucis, de quoi devenir fou oui, une vie de roots.
Been listening to audio lesson while commuting. Have reached a stage where I can read 40-60% of french. I also read the french Bible alongside English one. Spoken french seems a huge challenge still
Just restarted learning it, on my own. I have been keeping it on hold for 4 years!
A1.1. Aaaand...to be continued
Enrolled in Français - Débutant 2 at UFPE. Starts on Aug. 20th, 2012.
I completed French I and French II. I'd say that, for now, that totally counts as "learning French."
Passed French Reading exam!
I have decided to work through Chris' "French is for Dummies" book. I'm not positive of how helpful this will be or how much I will learn but it's a start!
I'm matriculada in French classes....I'm starting French classes tomorrow!
04.10.2011. First french language lesson ^^
Today (8/23/11) was my first day of French class. It seems hard after learning Spanish in high school. Hopefully one day, I'll actually visit France and can speak the language!