"I will be a competent French speaker, reader and writer by the end of university!" At least this is what I told myself in first year. Now in third year, I'm using Rosetta Stone French, subtitled Goddard films and a French dictionary that I won in fourth grade for being the best male French student in my class, to inch my way towards mastering the language. Fourth grade was my peak, and I've struggled with a rare case of Central Canadian guilt because, beyond the basics, I can't speak French. Rosetta Stone is what NASA and the UN use to teach the language, so it must be good.
This is evidence of my first attempt at improving my ability to parle francais (parlay fran kays?... Non?), almost fifteen years ago. I'm temped to hook up my ancient 286 clone just to give this a shot.