I always regretted that as an adult because french language skills can be so useful when travelling in eastern Canada or Europe! In fact, expanding my french skills was even on my New Year's resolutions list of 2012. Of course, then I did nothing with that because I am a lazy girl who didn't feel like paying for french lessons and can't seem to learn from anything from reading books.
Enter Duolingo! I am seriously obsessed with this app. It takes you through basic skills and then helps you build your vocabulary. And it is all interactive- building sentences, translating back and forth, speaking into the mic, listening and transcribing in french, visual match-ups...it is pretty neat and I feel like I am learning a lot of simple phrases and verbs already! Plus it is all split into small lessons and levels, and you only do a few verbs and nouns at a time, so it doesn't feel overwhelming at all.
I feel like it gets me.
|It is SO true|
Anyway, Duolingo did not pay me to write this. In fact, I am fairly confident I would pay them to use it. Yup- the app is FREE. And if you don't have a smartphone you can do it on their website too! You can choose from French, Spanish, Italian, English, German, and Portuguese.
But be careful- sometimes it can be a little harsh.
Au revoir, mes amis!