Roughly translates (I say roughly as I had to use Google translate for some of the spellings): I would like to speak french fluently. I know the basic phrases and find learning slow.
Like I said very basic!
Having studied German through secondary school and enjoying it so much, decided to take it for my A-Levels. My grade was less than pleasing, especially to a student like myself who had always strived for a B minimum. This put me off German and I completely lost any confidence I had in speaking the language.
Being a few years older and wiser, I've chosen to give French a go. For 2 reasons; 1. We were given a full set of French mp3s put together by Michel Thomas. 2. I know that I will use this language too with having an office in Paris and we have dreams to visit countries where French is the primary if not secondary language. Plus the Michel Thomas listening technique is brilliant - he states at the beginning not to write anything down or try to remember. Sounds strange and too good to be true, but it really works! Although do not take my example above as anything to go by! Using it is key though, which is why we plan to visit some places where we can soak ourselves up in the culture and language (more to come on this soon!). I think I've lost all knowledge of German simply through not keeping it up.
I'm getting there with French, but as I said, very slowly. Nearly 24 and my memory is already in pieces!
Learning French has had be come over quite Parisian, unless craving Macarons is a common craving!
Have you learnt a language from scratch? If you have any tips that helped you to learn please let me know. You never know, in a few months time I might be blogging in French!