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Parlez-vous Français?

I am facing a spring school semester with no school to go to. Berry College will not release my transcripts without full tuition payment being made and the court did not allow us to pay it in time so I now have to figure out how to make the best of it. The only elements of my remaining academic requirements I am stressed about are French and Statistics. The statistics class is a necessary evil, I know I will actually use this in life so I need to absorb it. I will do some pre-study on EdX so the material is familiar when I finally get back to Berry. Fun fact, I spoke French fluently in pre-Kindergarten through first grade, with a limited vocabulary, thanks to my parents sending me to a full language immersion school! As for French I am absolutely, completely terrified. My experience with my last French teacher was, to say the least, unpleasant. This is not a subject I will do well at online and I seem to really struggle with retaining vocabulary since I do not have much day to day use for it. I'm thinking language immersion program in Quebec also offer conservatory quality trumpet education. So I would study classic playing, theory, and French 8 hours per day and live with a Francophone family for a month. It's far less expensive than tuition at school and I think it will be an effective way to prepare to be successful in French class at Berry.


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