I was a French major in college, and I picked French in order to study and live abroad for a year.
I originally picked French as a language to study when I returned to the states in middle school.
French is a truly beautiful language, and I feel so proud of myself that I am able to speak it.
Sometimes I don’t realize quite how much work I have put in to learning French and learning about French culture.
While back in the States after my year abroad, and my subsequent graduation from college, I almost never have an occasion to speak French. Thus, my French skills have begun to deteriorate (at least that’s how I think of it).
Then a college roommate of mine told me about Duolingo. This website is awesome.
You get to translate the web while practicing (or learning) a language! They have languages other than French as well. I may use it to keep up my Italian.
And what I really need the most practice in is my written French because it informs the grammar of my spoken French.
So I just wanted to share what a cool new tool I am using and it’s already flexing those French language muscles in my brain. It’s lovely.
My heart aches for Paris. Sigh.