Nick Brosnahan

Learning French (and Other Languages)

So, I have a test today. It’s a French expression écrite, which is basically an essay. I’m taking an adult education course for Français langue étrangère (FLE) that’s offered by the mairie.

I’m planning on continuing next semester, but it’s an interesting point at which to evaluate my experience. I have found that learning a foreign language is a very rewarding activity and I want to continue to learn French and retain it for the rest of my life. I also want to learn other languages, like Chinese, German, and Spanish because they represent important parts of who I am and where I live.

The interesting thing about learning French is that it has taught me so much about English. The various words that the languages share make our cultures seem so much closer than they did before. I’ve been told that learning languages is a good way to keep from the mind sharp and stave off dementia. Anyway, I find it worth the effort and recommend it to all.