I had a conversation in French today, my first since starting DL!
Today I went to try outs French class held in a pub in my town. Only problem was that I thought it started at 11, but it ended at 11.
However the teacher was still there and amazingly I had a conversation with her in French. I don't know what mistakes I made but we understood each other.
I did get stuck for one or two words but the teacher helped me out.
But what was more amazing to me, I didn't translate in my head what I wanted to say, but just spoke! I really don't know where it came from.
Since starting DL last Christmas I've not had the opportunity to speak French with anyone except a couple of sentences with a French family while awaiting a ferry at the start of August. I certainly was not able to just speak then, but had to think about what I needed to say.
I am really pleased and encouraged, and hope it will encourage others to persist. Somehow the ability to speak does come.
Nous avons discute a quel heure commence le lecon, et les choses que nous faisions pendant les lecons. Aussi Madame m'a donne des devoirs.
Excuse-moi mais il est difficile pour moi d'utiliser le clavier francais. Les autres erreurs sont les miennes.
Corrige mes erreurs s'il te plait.
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Congrats! I hope to have some real life conversations in French soon.
I know right? I never spoke any English until an online-friend called me, and it just flew... It comes from me listening to English media 24/7, I guess. But did you do anything outside from Duolingo ?
No, I haven't really done anything else. Every so often I read bits of the Bible Gospel of John in French. I tried YouTube but found it too hard to follow videos. I have decided to try again when I have finished my French tree.