Happy February- I mean, 1st Quarter! (I wrote this post in February, and never published it, woops! It still feels relevant though, so enjoy!) This isn’t really a month in review…Just a few language learning things I’ve come across, or cool things I’ve learned recently, a few wins and losses, you know the usual. French- I had a bit of a “fail” with My French … Continue reading How was your January- I mean, 1st Quarter?
I recently signed up for a whole bunch of French newsletters! I came across a little booklet in English about the Chartres Cathedral at a local thrift store. So then I was doing some research about La Cathédrale de Chartres, and realized that they have an e-mail newsletter you can sign up for on their website. I’m not religious, but I enjoy visiting churches in … Continue reading Digital Newsletters for Language Practice
“There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.” – Bill Watterson “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” – John Cleese “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein Just a few topical quotes I came across about having enough time! There are 2 months … Continue reading When is there ever enough time?
Salut à tous! Hae hae! I realized I haven’t done a Month in Review post in a while! I feel like June came up on me fast, like I hadn’t realized that May was over already. It doesn’t feel like June has gone by too quickly, but I know it has been a busy month for me. Sometimes when a week or a month is … Continue reading Month in Review- June 2022
No one has to create *new* goals at the beginning of each year…but I do like to take the time to do some reflection. It reminds me about what I’m aiming for, and realigns my practices to take me where I want to go. Language goals for 2022 French: I want to get back on track with my monthly book & film goal. In 2019, … Continue reading Language goals 2022
Long story short- I started French in middle school (at age 12) as my language elective, took AP French in high school, and became truly passionate about French in college after taking my first class there. I studied abroad in France twice, went to graduate school for a Master’s in Literary Translation (French into English), and worked as a French translator for a short time. … Continue reading Life update with the French language
I regularly read books in French, and I enjoy being able to do an activity that I like in my native language, in my target language as well. But, sometimes I don’t have the time or the money/access. French novels do take me a little longer to finish reading- sometimes I don’t get as sucked in to the writing or the storyline as much, but … Continue reading Reading en français
March 2021 seemed long while I was working through the month (probably because February was nice and short), but now that it’s over it seems like it flew by! Here’s what I’ve been up to with my language learning for the month. In general: I’ve really been cranking through my youtube queue, so I’m grateful that I made it a point to take advantage of … Continue reading Month in Review- March 2021
You’re able to see more clearly from their point of view. You’re able to meet them in the middle. You actually learn the cultural significance of certain things, without having to go through the lens of translation. I’m a big proponent of translation- and that’s a discussion for another day- but when you have the option, learning at least the basics of a language for … Continue reading To speak someone else’s native language, is like walking a mile in someone else’s shoes…
Whoa, the first month of 2021 is already over! I haven’t done one of these “Month in Review” posts in a while. I don’t always have to look back or analyze how my month went, but it is nice sometimes to be able to visualize some progress. In general: I have taken advantage of more language content on youtube this month! I also feel like … Continue reading Month in Review- January 2021