As a girl, I made up my mind to become fluent in Canada's other language. My mother was born into a francophone community in Northern Alberta and I had felt a strong connection to French Canadian culture.
When I was a teen, I participated in three French language exchanges (two to Quebec and one to France). I studied French at University and I majored in French Language Pedagogy in my Bachelor of Education at Dalhousie University.
When I taught school, I worked as both a French teacher and special education/primary teacher. When I graduated from my PhD in School Psychology, I worked as a French Language School Psychologist for the Calgary Board of Education.
It has been many years since I spoke French as my primary language day to day, and I know I am quite rusty. But, I have made it my goal to hone these skills in 2016 (as well as hone my Spanish and nurture my budding Italian!)
I must say, Duolingo has been a great help!
A la prochaine!