Solid advice Mork and Sioux!
Since it's past midnight I suppose it's technically DAY 94
of learning French!
After my previous post, I took 2 full days to relax. I hardly give myself one day, so 2 in a row felt like a vacation. I think it's just what I needed as I am now energized. I just completed Assimil Lesson 54.
and will complete 55 today. I am also up to 487/625 words
in my Fluent Forever book.
I've been wanting to start Le Petit Prince audio book
, but I have been procrastinating. I think this might be something I will squeeze in a Chapter a day very soon. I'll read one Chapter in English first then in French to try to absorb the material better.
Side Note - I've been trying to find other logs where people have completed the Active Wave of Assimil just to see in terms of motivation, output, general feeling and overall consensus of the material. What I have been finding (only a few actual logs)
is that a lot of people don't believe in the Active Wave or feel the material is the same in the second half of the book; just reworded. I'm curious for those that read this, what is your opinion on the topic? I admittingly am too stubborn to stop, but I am learning new words, grammar, and sentences with each new lesson.
ANKI - I feel like I am putting sooo much time adding each individual sentence from every lesson into Anki..Positive Note: I am remembering things. I think this is the point though, right? However, I feel my time could probably be better utilized if I had only taken words I think I would actually use or helpful sentences to learn word order. Instead I have memorized sentences about horse races and saying thinks like "it's useless to articulate like that, I'm deaf" LOL. I don't know when I will need to say something like that but I certainly have learned the words in appropriate context.
Music - I have been finding a bunch of songs that are just beats where people tend to talk over them like a techno-podcast lol. It sounds kind of weird, but I absolutely love it. I don't know why I felt the need to write this here, but I've been listening to stuff like that as background music all day while I work. Here is an example of what I am talking about: Bon Entendeur - Entrevue séduction (feat. Pierre Niney) https://youtu.be/WQTCzi-6aOQ