What to do when you cannot afford a French Tutor quite yet or follow those French In A Day CD's? Go to the children's section. Oui! I might be a thirty something, but my French is that of an minor. I enjoy the French For Children book, because it's fun! I can color, fill in the blanks, sing a song. And it has my own children engaged in my Parisian Mania.
Here is my version of Lesson 1. For all the French natives out there or Francophiles.........Pardon my French.
Ca va? "Are you OK?"
Oui, ca va! "Yes, fine."
Je m'appelle Corine. "My name is Corine."
Comment t'appelles-tu? "What is your name?"
Excusez-moi. "Excuse me."
Pardon. "Excuse me."
Bon soir. "Good evening."
Bonne nuit. "Good night."
I want to be in Paris and show that I respect the culture and the language. I do not want to go on my vacation assuming, that everyone will accomodate my English.