My second semester of French is just about over, and I just finished my third video project (second for this semester). Two things really stood out to me:
1) How much grammar I learned in the past year. I went from almost no knowledge of French (I don’t think that “bonjour,” “comment allez-vous?,” and “merci” count) to being able to write short essays in French using multiple verb tenses and moods: pour l’indicatif - présent, passé composée, imparfait, impératif, futur, et conditionnel présent, et pour le subjonctif - présent.
2) How my pronunciation has improved, though my Spanish still interferes. It was really interesting to see that, in my second video, I accidentally said “sí” and immediately corrected myself to “oui.” In this last video, I pronounced the French “un” like I would the Spanish “un.”
This week’s my last week of class; then I’ve got an exam next week, and I’ll be done with my year of introductory French. I still want to practice during the summer, though! Maybe I’ll read a relatively easy French novel? Suggestions are welcome!