You heard it here first folks!
According to the app I am already 9% fluid in French. I’m really not sure about the accuracy of that statement but this is the internet and we live in the era of a Trump Presidency so that means I can say whatever I want and it has to be true.
So far the app has mostly focused on the basics as I slowly progress my way through the semester. I have definitely been able to recall some of the things that I learned way back in elementary school. I hope I am able to progress with the app and learn a few more difficult concepts so that I am much more confident in my French language abilities.
The biggest challenge that I have faced with this project is making sure that I remember to actually do my challenge on the app. I find that sometimes when my notification on my phone goes off at a time when I am busy or not around my phone I don’t always remember to do it later in the day. This past weekend I was in Saskatoon for a soccer tournament and I was not super focused on practicing my French as I was preoccupied with attempting to win the tournament- which we sadly did not. I have been thinking about ways around this and one solution that I have come up with is to either do it first thing in the morning or one of the last things I do before I go to bed. For this coming week, I will be trying to do it before I go to bed and I will see how things go with that.
One of the things I really like about the app is how it challenges you to continue learning and this really gets the competitive side of me going. For example, this week I have a wager going on with the computer that I will complete one challenge per day for a week. I don’t really gain anything by completing the challenge, nor do I lose anything, but I promise you I do not want to lose.
So that’s all from me this week for my learning project! If things keep going as they apparently are, my next post might very well be written completely in French! but don’t worry- I’ll be sure to add a translate widget on my blog. But that’s for another post!