I’m learning there are a few things about learning a new language that they don’t really tell you in orientation or anywhere in the book, so I thought I would share them.
- Don’t ask why do they do it that way, just memorize it and move on
- Spelling is important (correctly)
- Conjugations have rules about the rules
- Just laugh when you say something wrong in class
- Don’t be afraid to say it wrong
- When you learn a new phrase share it with your next door neighbor who keeps asking if you know any more French
- When the checkout person asks you a question just smile and shake your head (yes and no at the same time)
- Learn a funny phrase that can distract your instructors when they ask you a question and you don’t know the answer (DeAnna’s favorite is saying the 3 French letters J P T – zhay pay tay, which means I passed wind)
- Your six year old will learn vocabulary faster than you, and his homework will also be harder than yours which requires a dictionary just to figure out his instructions to tell him what he needs to do
- Don’t forget that spelling is important (did I mention correctly)
- Repetition is helpful (particularly with spelling)
You’re hilarious! Love hearing about your life and adventures. Robert is currently making calls for Men’s fraternity. He got off one call and got on me for laughing right after he said, “It changed my life” I had to explain I was reading your blog and not laughing at what he said. 🙂
Tell Robert I’m sorry.
This page is so FUNNY! I love hearing about your adventures!