I have been spending at least 3 hours per week for learning French for the last six months. I have been attending a French Zoom online course with a native speaker. I just love our classes! The teacher is very good, we have a homework every single week. And attending a course gives me an extra motivation for watching French movies.
It is a very difficult language to speak, so I can't speak (yet), but I already understand a lot.
And here is an absolute highlight of my learning of French: a lovely 8-year-old French girl is reading a story in French via Zoom couple times a month. I enjoy listening to her so much!
I have a friend from France whom I met through blogging. We also met one day, I met her family and she met my husband. If you went through infertility you know that meeting new friends with children can be difficult. Well, with my friend from France it wasn't. Perhaps because she is one of the kindest people that I ever met. And also because I liked her little girl so much from the very first moment (and the little girl liked me too).
I asked my friend if her daughter would be willing to read to me. She asked her and she liked the idea. So now we have a win-win-win arrangement:
- I love being a small part of this little girl's childhood, I love learning French by listening to her.
- The little one practices reading & presentation in front of a person she doesn't know well. This is an excellent skill for now and later.
- The mother can have few minutes for herself .
I used to listen to French chansons a lot, after a long time I am listening to this one: