So, I have discovered an application called Mango Languages. It is a free program offered through my local library.
I am using this program to learn French. I am a complete French beginner. I don’t have any background in French, and the truth is that I don’t have any French-speaking friends.
So far, I have used the program for about 4 hours. During this time frame, I have learned:
- How to introduce myself
- How to ask someone else’s name
- How to ask how someone is
- The words for husband, wife, sister, brother, and cat
- How to ask where someone is from
I plan on using the program for about 15-20 minutes each day. At this rate, I should finish the first unit in three months.
I was initially attempting to learn French because my son was taking French in high school. I didn’t want him talking about me behind my back.
But, I am finding that isn’t enough to keep me motivated. The truth is that I am going to have to find something that connects me to this language.
I am not too deeply invested right now. I have been listening to French songs on YouTube. The music is decent, although I can’t understand a thing.
Here is a quick video of me speaking a few of the phrases I have learned so far.
One thing I have to make sure is that I don’t let my Spanish pronunciation slip into my French speaking.
I know that bien in French doesn’t sound the same as bien in Spanish, but I think I pronounced it that way.
Well, the sky is the limit.
À tout à l’heure !