Bonjour! Je m’applle Ashwini! Je vais bien; merci! Et toi ?
This was the first line I spoke in French in Alliance Française De Chennai
I went for a 6 weeks course to learn French coz I was forced by the management to switch over from Sanskrit…..ma favourite language I was learning for the past 6 yrs…to either Tamil,Hindi,or French….since i thought it would be unwise to opt for Tamil at the higher secondary level(I’d never even learnt Tamil in school even for a year…so u can guess!) and taking Hindi again after a break of about 3 yrs…I decided that the best thing would be to opt for French. So two days after my 10th exams were over I started my classes. At first everything was yeah French…but it seemed like Greek n Latin.. But thanks to my teacher who made the subject really interesting and made us develop an interest towards it. The three hour classes were fun. From 7 in the morning till 11…the occasional break used to be from 8 45 to 9 but then as the days progressed it used to be till say… 9 15 or even more than that. Here we were trained for practical skills basically and it really helped me in my school.
Now coming back to Rosary…our French teacher Madame Anita made the classes more enjoyable…though she used to fume a bit when we asked for free classes she used to agree in the end(with a lil bit of sweet talk from us….confirming that we would make up for it..though we were aware of the fact that we were way ahead in our subject). We had our French hour jus before lunch n that was a reason for us to ask to be let free coz of the day’s hard work(believe me.!!! J ) and it was during one of those times that I found out our teacher had studied in the same school I studied at first..From then on I used to call her SENIOR!!!!! This was the only class were all the three sections had class the same time …so we used to get news about the other happenings in other classes….. but now all this is over…all those free French classes…mam chatting with us… and having a ball there….Au Revoir !