Day Six: Salut! I just got a French textbook off of Amazon for $0.09!!!!! What a steal! I love you Amazon… <3
Doing more Anki and reviewing for French, too. Yesterday I forgot to mention I did Unit 2 of Pimsleur French. This picture I posted is a place I’d love to go one day, the Sun King’s Palace of Versailles. Some day I’ll find a way to get to France, but for now I’ll just stay cooped up in my little room :)
Day 5: Finally done with Chapter One! I’m reading French Demystified (all that I could afford) 2nd edition. Once I earn some more spending money I’m going to get a real French textbook to learn from. Some very helpful sites I’ve been using to aid me in my studies are Quia.com, Forvo.com and Anki. Quia is a game website that I use to learn basic French words like numbers and colors. Forvo is a pronunciation website to help with long words or phrases.
Also, if you’ve ever heard of Esperanto, it is the most well-known artificial language in the world; and one of the easiest! Lernu.net helps a lot with learning the basics of Esperanto. How-to-learn-any-language.com gives me a comparison of different languages and how closely related they are to each other for help with choosing your next language to learn.
Since I was little, I’ve always been immersed with different cultures, having grandparents from both Italy and Germany. Even my friends are several nationalities. I guess eventually that provoked me to get more in touch with my roots, and learn the history of others. I think I’ve finally figured out how I’m going to live my life. And now, on with more French!
bonne chance, mon ami!
Jour Quatre: Pimsleur Unit 2 French today! Learned basic conversation words and reviewed some more. Gosh I love Anki! It’s a great memorization program for learning new languages.
Day 3 - REVIEW DAY!!!! (And I watched some French Muzzy xD) Staying determined and eager to continue learning!
“Le langage reproduit le monde, mais en le soumettant à son organisation propre.”
Day 2: We are beginning A Tale of Two Cities in English class today. Hopefully I’ll be able to learn about French life and culture. One big part of my language mission is to become familiar with different countries and their customs. That way, I’ll be able to understand the “human aspect” of foreign languages. The more I know about the country, the more I respect and appreciate their language. Today I studied Syllabification, Liaisons, Omissions and reviewed pronunciation and the alphabet.
Day 1: Learned about pronunciation and diphthongs, also began Pimsleur Conversational French :D
Bonjour! Je suis Kelly!
I made this tumblr in order to keep a log of my mission of learning French and other languages. I’ve had my eyes set on becoming multilingual for the longest time. One day I’d like to travel the world - especially Europe! I am currently taking Latin II in school and teaching myself Japanese, Esperanto and French in my spare time. Next year I will also be taking Spanish I in school. By the time I die, I’d like to have mastered the fluency of Spanish, Italian, French and possibly Japanese.
Currently, my goal is beginner French by July 1st and somewhat intermediate by the end of the summer. Benny the Irish Polyglot is my inspiration! He gave me the determination to begin learning new languages. Someday, I’d like to walk up to someone and speak a language perfectly fluent and be able to proudly say I didn’t use Google Translate! I believe in myself that I can do this. So let the learning begin!