Ok... so I can't exactly say that I am fluent in French. In fact, I kind of stink when it comes to speaking it and I am totally rusty when it comes to proper conjugation. But, I took French all throughout middle, high school and college and really miss it. I also hate that I never get to practice... ever. I mean honestly, how often are you around a person that speaks French?
Ok... so recently, I was at a party, and there were two guys there visiting from Canada... they both spoke French fluently, and I made them speak French for most of the night. I was so proud of myself for actually being able to understand almost everything they would say (it's the little things, right?).
My friend, Dana, studied abroad in Italy and then went back to teach English to children. She met her boyfriend there and she has been really brushing up on her Italian. I thought it was genius when she showed me that she has the Harry Potter books in Italian. She said it's easy for her to practice that way since she knows the story line of Harry Potter.
So now, I've resolved to start ordering all of my books in French rather than in English. Kind of weird, but I am totally willing to give it a try!
How do you keep up with your foreign language skills? I really love learning other languages and think it is an important skill to have. When Dana and I talk about languages, she knows Italian and Spanish and I know French, so it's neat to see how similar some of the words are between the three languages. Have a fabulous day!