I started learning French when I was six at primary school in England.  I always enjoyed it and continued my study until I was 18.  My first job when I left college was bi-lingual and I worked for a commodity broker in the City of London for some years.  Eventually I went to live in Brussels between 1991 and 1996, again a bi-lingual job but unfortunately since then haven't really used the language very much and have become very rusty.  I'd like to go to some conversation classes to keep it up - but it is surprising how much you can remember if you have to, when you meet someone French speaking. 

womaninbliss womaninbliss
51-55, F
4 Responses Mar 7, 2010

definitely gryfnn - I would love to attend conversation classes - I'd say it would be fun.

My grandmother spoke French... I studied Spanish when I was young--but I have forgotten most of it. To keep up a second language--one really does need to converse in it, fairly often.

It's like anything you enjoy rog - it comes much more easily than something which is a chore. but I would have to work at it to regain fluency as it's been such a long time since I spoke it. My written French and grammar are probably atrocious now as it's been so long!!

It's a lovely language and I would like to get back into it again ... I've forgotten so much!