French Lessons

paris13.pngIn my teens and early 20s I always thought that the first European city I would travel to would be Paris. I could picture myself going to the Eiffel Tower, spending hours at the Louvre and enjoying the sidewalk cafes and of course practicing my French.

My dream about France began when I started studying French. I took five years of French and loved every bit. I watched French films to listen to the language and I would try my hardest not to look at the subtitles. I actually didn’t find French so difficult probably because I speak Spanish and some of the grammar seemed similar. Of course years have passed and I’m sure if I were to go to Paris now I would be tongue-tied.

Anyway, when the Paris in July challenge came up I really wanted to participate to remember my love affair with the language and the dream. Now almost half of the month is gone and I hadn’t been able to do a post but today I just wanted to share a bit of my history with France. And, look what I have kept even as the years have passed by, some of my French workbooks:


I’m happy to report that there are a lot of pages with “très bien” written in them. I really did enjoy studying the language. Life has not taken me to Paris yet but one day I’m sure we will go. In the meantime I’m going to do a bit of armchair travel to Paris via some books. I’m still deciding which book to start with so I’ll keep you posted.

  1. July 22, 2013
  2. July 23, 2013
  3. July 23, 2013
  4. July 24, 2013
  5. July 27, 2013
  6. August 1, 2013