Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just Whiling Away Some Time

and letting you all know I have been working. There are words on the page, there has been editing and there will be more. Yes, indeed.

And, thanks to my friend, Adrian, there is distraction - in a good way. A few days ago I was telling a friend how, although I was once a fluent German speaker and a considerably less fluent French speaker, as the years have gone by, with little opportunity to practise either language, my ability has declined to barely there. I pondered about trying to revitalise my knowledge of at least one language other than English but decided it would probably be too hard.

Then, in a moment of pure serendipity, Adrian announced he was learning French online free via a website called Duolingo. He sent me an invitation and I signed up. I'm really enjoying myself. They also offer German and Spanish with plans for other languages in the future but for the moment I'll settle for trying to acquire at least enough French to cover the basics - and not making the owl cry. You'll have to sign up to find out what that means.

Au revoir, mes amis.


Satima Flavell said...

I have slacked off today and not visited Duolingo! I'll try to do at least one exercise after dinner!

Helen V. said...

I'm surprised at how familiar some of it seems but I was never more than a very basic speaker so I guess it'll get harder as I go on and have more to remember.

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