Parlez-vous francais? No, I don't and apparently, neither does my 16-year-old who is taking French II. Yesterday, my reluctant French student began his digital assignments. One of the assignments was for him to take a quiz. He mumbled, grumbled and eventually got to work.
Comedy ensued! He was reciting these words out loud and then trying to conjugate the verbs. The first problem was, I had no idea what he was saying. I know he was speaking a language that I do not speak, but I am absolutely sure that he wasn't saying any French words. Some words in French are recognizable or I have heard them before. ...not anything he said! No wonder his teacher writes comments like.... not speaking in French next to his grades!
He continued in this pattern of talking it out, guessing and asking me questions for probably 20 minutes. I even looked some things up in the French translator to see if I could make sense of his gibberish. We stumped google translate a million times! He finished all the questions on his quiz, pressed submit and then closed his eyes. He was sure that he did better than his last quiz....ahhh NO! The boy got a 27. He looked over at me and said," I think I will take that again." No words were needed from me in reply, the dumbfounded expression on my face said it all.
Here's hoping round two of the assignment will be better! Au Revoir 😏