Sunday, July 12, 2015
La Classe est Terminée
No more French classes! Yay! For the time being, anyway. The last one was yesterday, and we have presumably all "graduated" to the next level. Signup for the fall term -- or "autumn," as I was politely corrected by the receptionist -- isn't yet open, but when it is, I'll put my name down. Meanwhile I'll practice with the Duolingo web site.
I've found that using the two together works well. The class introduces concepts, vocabulary and grammatical structure, whereas Duolingo hammers home the same material and makes more minor corrections -- masculine vs. feminine nouns, misplaced accent marks, that kind of thing. I get the broad strokes in class and the details on Duolingo.
Mon Dieu! Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to speak this language.
I took Olga to Hampstead Heath yesterday and we had a long walk. Once again, she got absurdly muddy. I didn't take the camera because I was tired of schlepping it around, but here's an iPhone shot:
That's my girl! Loving life! Needless to say, both dog and harness required serious cleaning when we got home.
(Top: Reflections in a vacant storefront on Westbourne Grove, Friday morning.)