It has now been a year as a language learner. I realise how far I’ve come but I understand that there’s a lot more to learn.
I started from scratch, I did not know a word of French.
So I signed up for an online 1-1 language class and the journey began.
At first, I was shy, I did not know what to expect or how this could be helpful. But it only took a few minutes until my teacher broke the ice and we started to laugh about anything and everything. We start with a free orientation which is basically an evaluation of my language level, and insight into my objective. What I did not know was that it was also a nice introduction to my professor. We talk about what we have in common, our likes, dislikes … no better way to break the ice than with common interests, and you are bound to find at least a few!
Despite me not speaking a word of French, we managed to communicate smoothly. It’s a secret though, so you will have to try it to understand what I mean by that. Lesson by lesson, I felt more excited to learn how the french language is spoken, how I can make my own words, sentences and use the new vocabulary to SPEAK FRENCH.
My main objective at first was to know a few words and be able to hold a basic conversation. Once that was achieved, my objectives kept moving higher and higher. I am now proudly preparing for a Delf B2 exam this November. I can’t believe I have come this far, and I am definitely not stopping here.
It’s also a great feeling to think that someone from the other side of the globe, with different background, culture and language have a lot in common with you. And I think that brings us closer together. I now think of my professor as a friend who helps me with my language goal. A friend who lets me make mistakes, helps me to correct them and gives me tips as to how not to make them again.
Cher journal, je voudrais remercier mon professeur.
An avid french learner