Forum Too old to learn French.?

Too old to learn French.?

Ray51

Ray51

I was wondering if people who retire to France from other places learn the language. I don't know if i'm too old to learn (59). Finding out if retirees learn the language would answer my question. There must be people who retire to France. Do they learn the language?
Bubba

Bubba

I am 70 and I am learning Spanish. You are just a kid. Sure you can learn. If you move there and are immersed in the language, I understand that is the best way to learn, but of course taking Rocket French to learn some of the basics would give you a big head start on it.
Ray51

Ray51

thanks a lot. i always wondered if age had anything to do with it.
Bubba

Bubba

I think attitude, determination and consistency has more to do with it than anything.
John-P1

John-P1

Hi Ray, don't know what you are worried about I'm learning French both on here and also at the Open Univercity as well as night school. I don't live in France but my sister and her husband do and they speak very good french by the way I am in my 70's as well so I should bite the bullet and go for it, you'll probably be glad you did.
Birna-K

Birna-K

Hi Ray... no you are not too old... one is never too old to learn... well that is what I think anyway... I'm 55 years old woman from Iceland and I've been learning French on and off for the last 10 years. I always quit and start over again ... always on step 1... but this time I'm going to go all the way... thanks to Rocket French. I also want stay in France for a year or so... ohhhh I so want to do that.......
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Salut tout le monde, Good job to all of you! There is no time limit on learning! Best of luck with your various languages! :) Marie-Claire Rocket French
Gemeniguy

Gemeniguy

I'm 61 and have just recently joined Rocket French. I don't expect to become fluent in French but I wish to learn enough to conduct research on my wife's Quebec and France ancestors. The research will entail both visits to Quebec as well as trying to obtain information from Quebec French Canadian family tree websites.
Denise-B

Denise-B

Hi Ray I've been studying different languages all my life and I'm in my fifties. In addition to French, I'm also studying Arabic. There's no age limit for learning new things.
Malcolm-M

Malcolm-M

I'm 68, learning French and enjoying it. One never stop learning.
Gemeniguy

Gemeniguy

One thing that's screwing me up a little is that I know some Italian by virtue of having lived in Italy for 3 years. Sometimes when I'm practicing French I find myself slipping back into Italian. I can already see myself checking into a hotel in Marieville and saying Buon Giorno instead of Bonjour.
andrew-n

andrew-n

age is just a number , i will say give it a go.
Larry-H

Larry-H

Hi Ray, I am around your age and I just started with Rocket French. I have a handicap, you see I grew up in a home where French Creole was spoken. I never knew how to write or read French. Could you imagine the embarassement when people ask what does that say and I would have to admit I didn't know. Remain motivated and it will come to you. I wish I had the formal training earlier in life. It's never too late.
Andy-E

Andy-E

Hi all, Im just starting out and Im determined to learn French, finding it a little difficult at the moment but, \i am a believer that the more you learn the easier it becomes.
Sandie-Murrell

Sandie-Murrell

J'ai soixante huit ans et j'apprends francais depuis trois ans. J'habite en Australie. RF est très bien. Sandie
Ailsa-L

Ailsa-L

I am in my late 70's and recently moved to France and am determined to learn enough of the language to be able to communicate with the locals in their own language even though many of them speak English. So far am enjoying the Rocket French experience.
lucvileyn

lucvileyn

Sure, you're never too old. I've studied Chinese and now I'm studying Japanese. I'll give it a shot during a solo trip to Japan next november! I'm also 50+. I've studied Russian, German, English and French before. My mother tongue is Dutch b.t.w.

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