My French Plan (reach B1-B2)〜
For those that don't know, I have been learning French for a while. I've been exposed to it since I was a little child. French has always been my burning passion, and reaching Native level fluency will be my ultimate goal in life. I am quite young (early teens) and being this young is quite the advantage, in which I will take. I have been formulating a plan for myself to take myself for A1 3/4 ish to B1 or B2 ( depends on many factors ).
Without further ado...
Finish Memrise French 2 and get halfway through French tree
Finish French tree with full understanding
Take Progress Quiz and earn somewhere really close to a 5.00
Complete Reverse Tree (English from French) with full understanding & Memrise Course French 4
Complete Spanish from French tree & Memrise French 5
Start Clozemaster and earn 6,000 points a day & Start Memrise French 6 (continue to do clozemaster everyday from this point on)
Finish German from French and Memrise French 7
What I will do everyday along this journey
Listen to rfiSavoirs audio and 1jour1question
Read French stories and/or French discussion posts in the French forums
Speak French for 30 minutes ( I always mix in French with my English when talking to my family throughout the day )
I really hope this inspired you to do something similar. This post was somewhat inspired from the amazing Mira's post a while back (((:
I wish you the best of luck, being able to speak French fluently to your family is an admirable goal, and I know that if you are persistent you'll get there. Your determination, passion and hard-working spirit will get you beyond you can imagine, just be a little patient as you have all your life before you... I believe in you, allez, allez Camille!!
With the upcoming automation of the coming decades in mind, I would lean towards going for Biomedical Engineer. Not to say that learning languages will become obsolete (not at all), but professional translating will probably be done more and more by computers. Especially on a long term, say 30 to 50 years from now, which still falls within the time frame of your future career after all.
Of course the most important thing is that you do what you love and follow your passions, but practical concerns like that should definitely be considered as well. Sadly there are many people who major in something at college or university, only to find that there's not enough demand for their specialization, forcing them to take a job that isn't related to their training.
Having the languages is definitely an excellent back-up option. It is pretty common now for people to have multiple careers, and learning French and Spanish would open hundreds of doors, including into translation-related opportunities. For instance, your track record in languages could easily qualify you to get paid learning Arabic or Russian through your country's foreign office or army and have a short career there, which would open more doors into international diplomacy, aid development and advocacy, or journalism. Whatever happens, it looks like you'll have an interesting life and be a very interesting person. On the point about the army - look into your country's Army Reserve programme and see what is on offer for linguists, because you could develop a healthy (part-time) second career alongside your Biomedical Engineer career.
"I really hope this inspired you to do something similar. This post was somewhat inspired from the amazing Mira's post a while back (((:"
You're such a sweetie pie... (is that a phrase? Is it something you can call your friend? I hope so... xD) hands make shape of heart P.S. my life is inspired by you. Just kidding! Just my language learning is.
Anyways, awesome plan! I know you can do it <3
You have a great plan. I wish I had as much time as you, my plan only includes Duolingo, Memrise and watching Star Butterfly in French. Link in case someone wants to watch it, click on VF for the French versions (there are no subtitles, it's French as it appears on French TV). While watching it I keep Google Translate opened in another tab and try to guess the spelling of words I don't know and type them there, many times I get them well enough that Google Translate gives me the correct spelling and the meaning.
PS: I tried taking the progress quiz but it only redirected me back to the lessons page (and me lose a few lingots). I'm not sure what I did wrong.