So this language learning thing – is kind of full of ups and downs!
I started the language journey by using Duolingo and assessing my skills with their test:
I was pretty excited following the test – 25% fluent was much higher than I anticipated, the excitement was short lived.
So, I’ve clearly gone down in my skills – and I’m not sure how that happened, as I thought I was completing a placement test to start. Lastly, I managed to pull this one off:
Needless to say- I’m feeling a little lost about my progress. It’s promising, and if nothing else, I’m already feeling more confident as I progress through the lessons.
I honestly didn’t have much of a checklist set up for myself (which is really poor goal planning on my part), however, after engaging with a few of my classmates blogs this week, I have to thank Genna and Elizabeth for some pointers and ideas. So here goes:
Mon plan de match pour parle en Francais (I checked this with Google translate – and I think I got it right)
- Continue to reach goal of 50xp points (or the insanity plan as they call it) for Duolingo daily (I am currently at Level 8)
- Employ Elizabeth’s tricks for sorting out the tricky gendered words with pink and blue sticky notes
- Share my learning via Twitter with my own hashtag (I never would have thought of that without you Genna!)
- Initiate conversations (very brief to start) a minimum of 3 times a week (to start) with friends who speak French and/or my daughter
- I will vlog in french (mainly french) to update my progress throughout the course
- I will add a “word wall” type feature to my blog post weekly, to talk about the new vocabulary I am learning
- I will also start listening to French radio on my drives to and from work each day