October31th 2011, a sunny day in cloudy mood.
It is the very first time guess and logical reasoning doesn't work any more. In the two hours' class for french studying, I was lost in the grammar. Being not able to use the correct verb turned me into the target of despise and gibe. I couldn't help shed some tears when Professor Pascale came to ask if I needed any help. Well, that was not a surprise for someone who only studied french for 2 months. But it can't be an excuse for my low efficiency working on it, considering reaching B2 Level is required by the uni at the end of next year.
I've been thinking about my snail-speed progress over and over again, now it seems to be a little bit clear. Language study is not collecting fragments you caught, instead, there must be a systematic method to guide it, no matter it is Top-Down or Bottom-Up. Just like test-driving programming, I think what best suits me is problem-driving study. Let's chop any language into three basic parts: lexicon, grammar, idiomatic expressions. Those fragments majorly can be regarded as idiomatic expressions, they covers parts of lexicon and grammar but can never fully explicate the later, typically reflecting in the verb recomposition. For a 2-year old, lexicon is ok; for a 23 years old, poor grammar = dumb. So, problem has been spotlighted: grammar.
October 31th will be gone very soon; November 1st is another day, a bright day!