Learning to be fluent in French
posted by Michael Olafusi , on ,
In September 2009, I embarked on the arduous journey of learning French language. I got a pocket sized French-English dictionary, then a very big French-English dictionary, then a complete secondary school textbook series on French and a handbook on conjugation. I started buying French novels and taking formal French classes. Out of frustration, I dug into my life savings and went for an immersion course in a French speaking country.
Now, I daily listen to French radio and music. Yet, I’m still very far from being fluent. In fact, I can barely carry on a French conversation beyond “Comment ca va?”
Have you tried learning a new language? Please share your experience, you might be helping a frustrated bloke.