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Apr. 17th, 2006

Day trois, quatre, et cinq: more verb & new book

I mistakenly bought The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication thinking it would be a good grammar book for beginner to intermediate students. I was wrong. It's meant to be for intermediate to advanced students. I've been working in it for the past three days for about 45 mintues/day and it's been very, very good. It's easy to follow, even for a first time learener. I think I've memorized the conjugations for -ER verbs and I've moved on to -IR and -RE verbs.

(to accept)


sentence that I'm sure has many mistakes in: Je accepte un stylo. (I accept the pen.)

I'm going to try to tackle a few verbs a week and use them in sentences.

Apr. 14th, 2006

Day deux: -ER verbs


Day deux of my French studies have gone very well. I'm subscribing to about.com's online French lessons and I've learnt quite a lot since yesterday. I've been memorizing the subject pronouns (je, il, elle, on, vous, nous, ills, elles, tu, maybe one more?) and the conjugation for regular -ER verbs. According the the site, as long as I memorize the conjugations, I will be able to conjugateall these verbsCollapse )

The conjugation:
1st person je -e nous -ons
2nd person tu -es vous -ez
3rd person il -e ils -ent


Apr. 13th, 2006

Day un: Bonjour!


I've recently decided on a whim to teach myself Francais--just a little challenge for myself. I'm going to be using this journal to chronicle my (hopefully rapid) progress in French. So far, I've found a few great sites to help me:

French in Action:http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html
The French Pod Class:http://www.frenchpodclass.com
Tex's French:http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/
How to Learn a Language:http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2004/11/9/195744/646

Needless to say, I'm going to be pretty well equipped during the learning process. I've also purchased a book from amazon about grammar.

Au revoir!