This week I finally went to the doctor without my husband! This was a huge accomplishment since I usually drag him everywhere as my personal translator. But not this time. I went alone and spoke to the doctor only in French. I understood everything he said, and even better, he understood me.
But I know I did not communicate perfectly, so I must finally put into action the tips I have received for learning French in France (below).
When I moved to France I thought I would be nearly fluent in French within a year. I am nowhere near fluent. I got lazier over time. My books are collecting dust and the audio series has long been removed from my iPod. I have movies in French that I no longer watch and music that I have not listened to in months. I could practice with my husband, but after a few sentences we always revert back to English. It is just easier. When we go somewhere, he is the one that talks while I stand behind his shoulder. [Read more…]