Learning French

by: IR1

"Final" Project

"Final" Project Reflectio

  • Overall, I think my project went pretty well. I learned a lot of French and I had fun doing it. I will continue my project at home not at school. I still like learning French but I also want to try another project. I learned a lot and I got a real taste of what it is like to start learning a language. I had to go through a lot of obstacles. I also used a lot of different programs to get a variety of learning of learning style, I definitely favored some over others. I worked hard at French and I think I did pretty well for the time that I had. I didn't finish everything I wanted to, but this is my first project of the year so I didn't expect too much out of this project. Next time, I want to be more specific with the sets of my project. This project not only taught me French, but gave me a better idea of languages, and projects on thinkering.

Steps & Tips

  • Main Steps:
    • Research Good programs to use.
    • Move through the programs that I sign up for.
    • Talk to someone in French.
    • Document my progress.
  • Add tips, photos, videos to help anyone else who might be interested in trying a similar project - look below for pictures
    • Try to find someone that speaks French or is learning it and try to talk to them.
    • Try a lot of different programs to get a variety of learning styles.
    • Take notes to help your brain remember things better.

Difficulties, F.A.I.L.s, & Reflections

  • What difficulties or F.A.I.L.s did you have during the project?
    • I had a lot of trouble finding a website that I could Skype someone or have physical conversations. This was hard because that meant I couldn't practice speaking.
    • I also started to get really distracted by the people around me and stopped working as hard as I was.
  • How did you handle/resolve/work around them?
    • I realized that Duolingo had a feature where you can text a fake person in French. I began to use this a lot so I could practice, I learned a lot from it.
    • After I recognized that I was getting off task, I started to change that. Towards the end of the project, I was not distracted by my friends anymore.