I took Latin my Freshman and Sophomore years of high school. That was the extent of my experience in foreign languages (besides dabbling in Gaelic), and I thought it was easy. Besides all of the ridiculous conjugations and declensions there were to memorize, it really wasn't that bad. I got this impression that I was really good at languages, and that I loved learning them.
Now I'm taking French.
Oh, dearie me.
I'd really like to blame how hard this is for me on my professor.
I'd like to say that I can't pronounce anything because he's got a Russian accent...but really, he speaks French pretty flawlessly.
I'd like to say that he's not preparing us to speak French, or to pass the tests...but honestly, I should be reading the text book more.
I'd like to blame it on the fact that the class meets at 7:45 am...but that's not actually that early. I've taken earlier classes and been just fine.
I'd like to blame it on the fact that none of the times for the University tutors are convenient for me...but they're not that inconvenient. I could make it if I tried hard enough.
Bottom line is, I need to step it up a bit. Right now is probably not the best time for me to be deciding this, considering the fact that the test is only a day away, but better late than never, right?
A tout a l'heure!