Semaine 2: Quoi? Je m’appelle
Bonjour! Je m’appelle Derek. J’habite en l’Ontario a Windsor. J’étudie le français. Je suis Canadien and c’est mon blogue.
Working through my first few lessons in class this week, I wondered if anyone has done a French version of Eminem’s song My Name Is. Every time I heard people introduce themselves, I kept thinking how funny it would be to spoof that song in French. Maybe one day …
Salut! Je m’appelle
Quoi? Je m’appelle
Qui? Je m’appelle
The second week of French 101 focussed on some introductory exercises. Introducing myself to my classmates was pretty easy for me as some of these terms I recalled from high school. I had also been practising with an app on my phone, so many of the phrases I had seen recently. That helped tremendously.
Even though I had brushed up on my French a little before the classes, I still struggled with prepositions and articles when I spoke the phrases out loud. I would often completely forget to say the “le” in phrases like “J’étudie le français” or “J’aime le pizza”. I also felt more comfortable pronouncing the words in phrases in French when I was alone. In class, my pronunciation seemed quite terrible, compared to when I was alone. I suspect practising more out loud at home will help. I also plan to try to speak more thoughtfully and be more cognizant of every word I’m saying, so I understand when to include those pesky prepositions.
I know I’m very much a visual learner, so I am looking for some grammatical charts that I can use to keep track of conjugations, word gender, etc. So far, I have struggled to find that. So far, my app has been very effective in terms of forcing me into a repetition of phrases.