https://www.duolingo.com/Mark_Font

100 day streak arrives tomorrow. My story so far!

I already finished the French course once, and reset last month. I’m moving quicker this time and pleased to hit the kilometrestone of a 100 days streak tomorrow!
I am sharing my story. I come to France as refugee 3 years ago and struggled with life here and the language. Very difficult. I first practiced english. Why? Because it was not my 1st language and learning in my youth was good but not fluent level. Now is the time though I want to take French nationality and for that need to pass minimum B1 level. Not easy as a language but I push hard, take classes from the French government, charity I work and systems like Duolingo. I immerse myself and study 4 or 5 hour per day. Duo does not teach me French but it aids practice, which is vital importance. This is important to me as I am surrounded my non-French speakers and often experience racism when I try to make conversation in Paris. I understand their anger and fear and want to help calm them by becoming true French and repay the republic for its welcome. I hope then I can walk amoung the French as a Frenchman speaking only French to these people. Some of the food is not so good here like the image of it, but some of the buildings are very good and often I sit and look the buildings while in my ears I play Duolingo stories and others like Paul Nobel Prize. It helps. I take my TCF test for French in August in about time for my 200 day streak arrival if I keep going! Minimum I need is B1 but I hope all these systems and dedication will get me C1 level.

May 6, 2019

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/joseph798977

wow that's a huge achievement! Well done, I am really impressed! :3

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MarilynnKr

Congrats Mark, It's great to see you dedicated to learning languages {especially French} Keep up learning and be inspired every day about learning languages, you are a dedicated person.

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Christa687973

Dear Mark, thank you for sharing your story! I wish you the best!

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thienbao131525

great, I like this forum post

May 8, 2019

Related Discussions

Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.