I also love that I can actually understand some of the things about the language. Like past tense and future tense. I can't remember a damn thing, but I took notes and now I can logically see how things work. Now to just memorize all the verbs and vocabulary and no problem.
The class itself was pretty fun. Grammer and working with the professor in the morning and some kind of conversation thing in the afternoon. Today we had a fun group exercise. There are 10 of us in the class from 8 different countries; 2 from Spain, 2 from Korea, 1 from Japan, 1 from Russia, 1 from Poland, 1 from Jordan, 1 from Mexico and then lil old me from the USofA. She gave us a camera and sent the group out to take photos of things that we see in France that are different than we have in our home countries. Once we took the picture we had a sheet where we had to write a title of the picture and then describe what was different. One of the Spanish girls took a picture of dog poop on the sidewalk and was going to talk about how there is so much dog poop here. She is so right. I think that is why people don't look you in the eye when they walk, it's not that they are unfriendly, they just don't want to step in poop. I needed something I could actually write about so I couldn't really afford to get creative. I decided to take a picture of one of the small cars, I know that word; voiture. My description (translated into English) went something like this;
In France they have very small cars. In the United States we have large cars. I like the small cars because they don't pollute.
Brilliant eh? So verbose, and my use of adjectives is just riveting non? And yes, I know our cars are getting smaller, but I had to work with the words I knew. Watch out, I'm on my way to speaking and writing in French. I have to go take a nap now because I am completely exhausted.