Restarting My French Learning Class At Alliance Francaise

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Last week I went for the assessment test that will determine which class I will be placed in. I scored 10/35 in the assessment test and that score is in the range that puts me in the A2 class level which is the level after A1 (the first level).

Interestingly, in 2011 I did the DELF A1 examination and passed (scored 74.5/100). So I would have qualified for A2 without taking the assessment test. But I really wanted to know my level and was hoping I would qualify for the higher levels (like B1).

Tomorrow I will be finishing my registration and getting my class materials. I chose the intensive daily class option. The class will start on April 17. Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm each day.

I know that I am going to miss many classes but I will force myself to make up for those days and be able to graduate with my set. 

The renewed motivation to restart my active French learning came from the interaction with the French speaking people in the Power BI class I held for Promasidor last week. They had a couple of their staff from other countries join in the training session. I asked them for advice on how to better my French, they all suggested I use an intensive approach or I will never make any significant progress (which has been the case for me since I began the French learning journey in 2009). All the moments I made improvements were when I was doing an intensive class or went to Cotonou for immersion.

Going by their detailed advice and experience of how they learned French, if I follow through with the daily learning and intensive class approach, by the end of this year I will be fluent in French. One of them has even volunteered to be my pen pal. So I can practice French speaking and writing with her.


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