Sunday, March 13, 2011

The French Thing...

So on and off I've been listening to French on my I-pod as I walk to work. It isn't working. I'm okay with the first chapter or so, but then my mind starts to wander and before I know it I've missed sections. It doesn't help that the recording is full of stuff that I wouldn't probably ask for in English never mind a foreign language. I'm a little bored to say the least. So this afternoon I've written out 40 sentances, phrases, words and numbers that would be of the most use to me and I'm going to see how I get on with those. I'm hoping it won't take too long...
And for those who listen in, my next radio spot is this Wednesday, 16th March - around 08:30am.

5 comments:

101 Things Before You Die said...

I know people will just try to "immerse" themselves in a language through watching TV shows or listening to the radio, but I guess it doesn't work if you aren't really paying attention and it just kinda washes over you. I wish there was a way to just upload languages to our brains!

Kate Collings said...

You'll be surprised when learning a foreign language how useful those useless phrases may be ;-) I know you'll get there hun keep at it. Well done on all your shows. I will have to look them up online (if thats pos?) if you know the links email them to me hun. Take care sweetie xx

Janette said...

101 - Me too! Trying to learn a whole cd worth of french phrases was just too much, so hoping that my new list will help!
Kate - thanks for your support hun - just need to practice! Link is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/nottingham/
then you just need to either press on listen now or listen again.

Tim said...

I'm struggling with my Spanish CD at the moment. I might steal your idea!

Janette said...

And why not!! Hope you are well and still knocking things off that list.