Learning in Québec
- Sylvia Ann Manning
- I'm someone who began learning French when I was 53. I took a BA in French at 60 but wasn't happy with my level of comprehension (though I read very well). So, having really become comfortable with Spanish only by living on the Mexican border, I'm spending more time in Québec and near the border of Quebec, in Vermont, to see if I can do that here with French. I want to encourage others to do the same.
Monday, 17 September 2012
leaving la gare du Palais back in August
Just south of the border for as many weeks now as I was in Quebec City this summer I find a drafted poem scribbled on the bus as I was leaving la gare (the bus depot in the railway station). Someone had put soapsuds in the fountain during the night. Here's the fountain without the suds, then the poem as drafted on the bus rolling out: