« J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français, » or: "I need to improve my French." I'm looking for advice from anyone who has worked on improving or regaining their n
I'm closing out my graduate degree this summer, and it looks like my recent work placement may turn into a job (yay, work!). A degree of bilingualism is required (not sure of the levels, B/B/B definitely, possibly C/B/C).
I went through French immersion from K-12, but I'm 28 and Grade 12 was a long time ago.
So I'd like some help from the hivemind. I'm going through some of the previous French AskMe questions right now, but they look to be "I'd like to learn" questions. Some of them do seem promising
If you are/were in a similar situation, what worked for you?
Where I stand
can understand 90-95% of spoken French other than figures of speech--that was my experience living in Gatineau, mostly from carpooling with my boss's québecoise boss during the OC Transpo strike.
Reading it is also not a problem. Writing it is a brutally slow process though, and I get the "brain freeze" initially when someone speaks French to me as I change gears. My vocabulary is full of holes I don't know about until I step in them.
I've got a Bescherelle and Schaum's French Grammar
workbook, which has a 2-star review in rhyming couplets
. There was a prof in my program who had a french discussion group going during the year, but he may not be teaching during the summer.
 The letters are written, spoken and comprehension--not sure of the order. Unilingual<A<B<C<Exempt.
 I've wondered a few times how often my brain is just recognizing that it's French & familiar, and not actually understanding the vocab.