|Bro. Paul, preaching at the nursing home|
|Touring Carcassone with the grandkids|
The French lessons are coming along better than I had expected. I am using RosettaStone software and it is very effective. They say in their advertisement that you don't have to memorize anything and I could not understand how that could be. How else will you remember what a word means if you don't memorize the word and put it with its English counterpart. Well it is true to its claim. The software has thus far not yet spoken one word of English to me. NOT ONE! Yet when I hear the French word for cat, "chat", I don't translate the word I think of a cat. The software makes you think in French. I can see how this is going to work very well for me. I started to translate the words and caught myself. You don't translate you put the word with the action or thing that it represents. The part that is giving me problems is grammar. I score well on knowing what things and actions are but when you put them into sentences and you must match gender and number and such I score very low. I get upper 90's and 100's on speaking and knowing the words but 60's and 80's in putting the right words with those nouns and verbs. The learning process is just begun but it is looking good.
Well its back to work. God bless you.