Monday, December 6, 2010

Parlez-vous Francais?

This week, I will be mostly listening to my new ear worms french CD. This has 200+ essential words and phrases anchored into your long term memory with great music, or so it claims! I'm hoping by the end of the week, I will at least be able to speak a smattering of French - here's hoping anyway!

11 comments:

Dion Huel said...

Good Luck! I will be interested in how well this works as I have learning French on my list as well and need to get a start on it.

Jessica said...

Forgive my American-ness, but I guess I was under the assumption that everyone in Europe could already speak several different languages. At least, that's why everyone seems to give us such a hard time for only knowing English. (I'm, of course, just teasing. Besides, its so difficult to learn another language when whenever we've traveled internationally, everyone already spoke English!)

Janette said...

Dion - had my first faster today and I will have to put some serious time aside for this one - it's very taxing on the brain!
Jessica - unfortunately us Brits are famous for not speaking more than one language. when we are abroad we find by talking slowly and loudly helps the person understand!

Tim said...

I find it hard enough trying to understand anyone north of Winchester in England, let alone learn another language lol.

Good luck!

Janette said...

Tim - ha ha! I have trouble understanding broad Notts so I'm not expecting miracles!

Phil Lowe said...

Broad Notts: examples. Derbeh, Satdeh, Wensdeh, parteh, gereretraceh!!

Bonne chance!

Janette said...

The sad thing is that I understand that!

Karen said...

Hope you are managing to absorb some French. I must say, i do admire anyone who can learn another language. I did French at school from when I was 7 until 15, & I still failed my 'O' level dismally.

Janette said...

Not going too great at the moment I'm afraid probably as I haven't the time to dedicate to it at present - perhaps one I need to look at in the New Year.

elleswim said...

I took Spanish in school but I would like to learn more. In fact, it's one of the goals on my list. I've taught myself some basic Italian and ASL as well.

Janette said...

That's pretty commendable - I figured I would learn French as that's the language I would most likely use. Thought I was doing ok until I spoke to someone that had read novels in Spanish and French at my book club yesterday!