French Outside of the Classroom Essay

354 WordsMar 5, 20152 Pages
It can be hard to learn a decent amount of French when students only get to learn a little bit of it each day inside our classrooms. Lucky for us, we can also take the opportunity to use it even when we're not in French class. During Friday and over the course of the weekend, I took some time off my day and picked out an activity I could do to use, learn, and absorb the language more. The activity I chose was something I thought would be fun, so it wouldn't even feel like I was teaching myself some new words in the process. I decided to watch a few of my favorite shows and cartoons, but this time in French. It was three different TV shows by the way: Spongebob Squarepants, That's so Raven, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. I chose these especially since I grew up with them and must've seen their episodes dozens of times. Since I knew the shows well, I thought it would be a somewhat easier recognizing some lines and then learning the French words that took their place. To start off, I watched an episode of "Spongebob Squarepants". In France, a version of it exists called "Bob l'éponge" which translates to "Bob, the Sponge". It is about how Squidward Tentacles is fed up of Spongebob and Patrick and then locks himself in a freezer. Unable to open the door, he ends up inside for over 2000 years and is finally thawed out in the future. After many antics, he realizes his misses home and uses a time machine to get back. I surprisingly recognized a lot of words while watching this. They said words like "dimanche", "deux mil", and "grande". While watching it I also learned some new words. This included: "avenir" and "seul" The episode of "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" was actually in English. However, what made it special was that it was about a girl and her father who were visiting Boston, Massachusetts but were from France. A lot of French words were thrown

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