Tuesday, 3 July 2012
New session for French class begins. Pascal still teach my class. For once this class has equal number of boys and girls. Tho I think one of the student who is a marine potentially gay. But my gaydar could be at fault as I tot Pascal was gay but he said he's married with two children.
Finale class of last session was rather disappointing. I think I made a lot of spelling and accents errors on my writing test. Although after the test we were kinda have fun as we still have plenty of time. We made the teacher to teach us swearing words, it'll be useful as some of my juniors at work are actually French native speakers. Now I can tell what's the meaning behind their swearing.
But anyhow, why did I choose French to learn? It's purely strategic. I'm not a big fan of french culture or whatsoever, but my mother tongue is Indonesian, in addition I also speaks a few ethnic languages. Speaking Indonesian which shares nearly 60% vocabulary with Malay, I think I pretty much can speak in four countries of south east Asia. In high school I also learnt Japanese and German. The choice was also purely strategic reason. Back then non english speaking top engineering schools was in those two countries. But I eventually ended up dropping German and focus with Japanese.
So why French now? Indonesian and Japanese are two Asians language. English is pretty much use around the world, so I thought I shall give it a try another European language that covers larger portion of the continents. French, half of the African nations apparently having French as their second language. Every single divisions in the United Nations uses English and French, despite the fact that UN official languages includes Mandarin, Spanish, and Arabic. But these three languages are only used in some of divisions. So why French, it is purely strategic if I wanna change career in the future.***