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I wasn't sure how I was going to like French class, but I really do, so far... but I'm surrounded (physically, as in the people in the surrounding desks, and not everyone) by students who seem to be in the wrong frame of mind for active learning. And most of the black students don't have standard black-american dialect, they are foreign, which is fine, of course, but the one who sits in front of me was too stoned to function. He kept fucking up pronunciation on purpose and wasn't even trying... he could barely keep his head supported (which is probably why he picked a desk against a wall). I think I will switch seats Thursday. Bah.

And so I've always heard that French is The Language of Love, and The Ultimate Romance Language, and I never really thought of it that way, but when my teacher started the class (in French), my heart started to flutter. Mind you, this guy was as sexually appealing as a potato, but I was like... almost blushing at the sound of the language. And I never thought I would be... I was surrounded by it when I was a kid and even used to be somewhat fluent until I started Kindergarten in an all-English class (but in a bi-lingual school, what's up with that?).

Anyway, I was pleased to see that the course outline has a major project that's the same major project as my Japanese class had last semester (and I think has this semester). A film viewing project. Only this will be more in depth than the Japanese one (when we had to watch a Japanese movie and write 50 words we knew and write a short review in English). We will be watching a French movie (I'm going to decide between Vidocq, City of Lost Children, or Delicatessen), then write 100 words we recognize, and write a detailed synopsis IN FRENCH. I kind of can't wait. Actually, I'm going to watch Vidocq tonight while I do laundry :)

That's all I have to report today. I only had the one class. Tomorrow, I have a full day. 4 classes (creative writing, then sci-fi literature- with many many friends!, and a quick lunch break, then physics, then Japanese). More to write tomorrow!

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pelethetart
Jan. 20th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
I think Italian and Spanish are prettier but any of the latin based languages are concidered "romance languages" justifiably I think.
They are yummy.

If you also want to concider Brotherhood of the Wolf, I own it, not to mention that it has a muchly hot Mark Dacascus in it. Besides...a french werewolf movie? What's not to love. ;)
diello
Jan. 20th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
That's a werewolf movie??? I thought Brotherhood of the Wolf was something COMPLETELY different! I will be bringing my computer the next time I come over...
By the way, when is the next scheduled Home of Pele event?
pelethetart
Jan. 20th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Next Sunday in the PM I thinks.
Then we will be on a rotating Sunday-Weds Schedule.


It's a nifty werewolf movie.
What did you think it was?
Though, I think I'm afraid to ask. ;)
diello
Jan. 20th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
I think I got it mixed up with Band of Brothers or something.
icantmakeme
Jan. 22nd, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
I can't remember if I ever told you that 'Moss' from IT Crowd is also in a programme called 'The Mighty Boosh' which is so insane it makes season 1 IT look linear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1YquADxoXA

I don't know if it's on surfthechannel because it won't load today but you should check it out, like, for shiz.
icantmakeme
Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
Forgot to say that Richmond (Noel Fielding) is in it too as it's actually a show based on his stand-up act he does with a guy called Julian Barratt.
diello
Jan. 22nd, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Aww yeah! See my first comment ;D
I knew I saw him.
diello
Jan. 22nd, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
I've heard lots about it, but never saw it. I think I saw Noel Fuffalump (I don't remember his last name) on the cover when I saw it advertised somewhere.
I shall promptly check it out :D
PS: Moss's voice is hawt!
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