I’m a language buff.
I came by it somewhat unintentionally, but then again it makes great sense, and I suppose I should’ve seen it coming.
A Quick Overview:
1980: Began learning French, like all New Brunswick (Canada) kids at the time… core French classes.
1982: Enjoyed French so much that I began taking all my classes in Frence … “Late Immersion” (starting in Jr. High School)
Continued in varying degrees throughout high school.
1989: Experience true immersion by spending 2 months in French-speaking Europe, followed by a 2 year term shortly afterward.
1992: Came back to university studies, partially in French. Followed by an eventual Master’s Degree in the Science of Language (early 2000s), while teaching university level French.
2015 onward… Living in France & teaching university level English.
Learning French literally changed the course of my life.
On an academic level, I still find languages interesting… below are a few links (just a place for me to collect & remember some of these spots, as much for my own benefit as for yours).
- Collection of modern French ‘argo’ (jargon)
- Acadian French expressions (Acadieman)
- British Council
- Perfect English Grammar (great online exercises)