Somewhere in this blog, I wrote about my husband’s fondness for a perky French song, which he tries to sing aloud to fill dull moments. I swear, he has murdered this particular song a million times over! And so, in an effort to redeem himself, he thought of enrolling both of us at Alliance Francais de Manille to learn how to speak French. Yup, you read it right…”both” of us. He said that his efforts will be useless if he has no one to speak French with, and that I am the most logical person to practice with. How convenient. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Funny thing is, I think I am bitten by this French bug…and I found myself enrolling and attending French classes with my hubby…and I have to admit, I enjoy this whole thing to the hilt!
Every Saturday mornings, we are transported to an entirely different world. I have to give it to Alliance, they truly know how to immerse you in everything French. Imagine, on our first day of class, even if we cannot understand a single French word, our teacher gave instructions in French! He augments his words with actions so we’ll understand him, and well…it works! We do get to comprehend what he is saying and at the same time develop a familiarity with certain French words. I find it awesome that my brain gets to automatically associate the English counterpart of certain French words and I get to experience that “aha!” moment several times over. At the end of the first session, we are able to understand simple sentences and I left the room feeling hopeful about my dreams of being a Parisian. Ooh lala! Read more »