Friday, June 3, 2016

So, today, I will write my final reflection about my Twenty-Time project.

A few things I enjoyed about the experience include:

  • getting the opportunity to learn something new and pursue something that I had never thought pursuing before in my free time
  • the process of learning a new language by myself
  • understanding how hard it is to learn a new language by yourself as the project progressed
  • the help I could get from my mentors (my dad and Ms. Mattox)
  • getting help from other classmates who had taken or were taking French by borrowing their books

I thought that the most challenging aspect of my Twenty-Time was that once I got my DuoLingo account I disabled the microphone feature, because I thought it was too distracting, and so, I was not having the opportunity to speak it. An example of how this was affecting my learning is when, if a French student asked me to say a sentence in French, I would blank, and I couldn’t hold a conversation.

Something I learned about myself is that is that I truly love learning new languages and I have recently thought of continuing in the process to learn French, or other languages, on my own, with help, of course, from my parents.

I am most proud of starting this project and taking it on because, like I said before, there were some times where I didn’t know it was going to be so hard.

From my successes, I learned that it is sometimes easy to learn something by yourself, even if you have some setbacks on the way, and when you succeed at something you get really proud of yourself.

From my failures, I learned that there is always a way to bounce back, because, even if my meeting with Ms. Mattox didn’t always work, although the ones that did were very productive and I got a lot out of them, or I rarely, try never, got to spend time working with my dad, I still got to learn some French.

I think I will remember the process that I took to do this and how I had an equal amount of both successes and setbacks. Overall, I think it was a fun process no matter what.

There was nothing that Mrs. Wittman could have done better, but I want to say that I was very pleased with her interest in my project, I always valued her feedback, and I appreciated the motivation she gave me.

It’s been a great year!

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