I decided a few years ago that I wanted to take French lessons. I'd studied
French at school, but that was years ago and you know what it's like to
study something because you have to rather than because you want to. Anyway,
I enrolled on a ten-week evening course
– it was on Monday nights for an
hour and a half. At the end of the course I realized that I hadn't really
learnt much. I was just too tired at the end of the day to sit in a
classroom and take in what the teacher was saying. Also once a week isn't
really enough in my opinion.
I then got the opportunity with work to go to Paris for six months. As you
can imagine I was thrilled. I was totally immersed in the language there –
I had to speak French every day, everywhere, to everyone. It was wonderful! Now that I am back in the UK I'm doing another course, an advanced one, but
this one is twice a week. I also try to get together with some of my
classmates at the weekend and some of us are even going to organize a trip
on the Eurostar to Lille for a weekend.