Broaden Your Horizons

If you are looking for something to do that has a broad range of potential interests, then have you considered learning another language? Perhaps, like me, you have some basic skill from high school education and / or travels? Well, I have started a French language course, online. Tomorrow, sees my first session with a tutor; also online.

I love France, French culture, I have only had good experiences of French people and, of course, if I speak of fashion, food and drink then where else to look for your inspiration than France? I have pretty much kept a good level of French language skills up to date. Being on lockdown and also just having this long-held aspiration to be able to speak French more fluently, taking up this course seemed timely.

I have also been learning about my family history and, according to my research, it would seem that my background is heaviliy rooted in two places; Scotland and France. While I would love to learn Gaelic, and may yet, I decided that I should build upon my knowledge of a language that I already have some skill at.

I now spend a little time most days, progressing my online learning. There is so much that is interactive and frankly I am impressed by how my course provider has structured their course and their teaching methodology.

I am loving this experience and it has got me revisiting my knowledge of French culture. This is now broadening my experience when it comes to buying clothes, trying new food and drink and it has caused me to developo an interest in French history.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me! I am looking forward to my first online tutorial, tomorrow, but I am a little nervous about it, too. I will post, soon, about how I get on tomorrow. Meanwhile, have you had experience of taking up a new language? Did you do so online or in-person at, for example, an evening class? What has been your experience?

Here are some songs I sing in French:

(c) Deano Parsons. 2021.

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