Im still exhausted from jet lag. But my french is good enough to get by, I didnt look like a fool on Sunday bearing my testimony, in fact I had lots of people ask me how my french was so good. Apparently my french is really good for a Bleu (Greenie but the french like to be different). I can hold most conversations pretty well. And i can understand most of what I hear but a lot of people speak way too fast for me to understand them and I still struggle choosing words and conjugations and then putting them in the correct order (basically the whole speaking part) but ive definitely improved.
One fun story. The First day I was in Lyon (and France), with all of the bleus from my transfer an old woman came up to me and asked me if I had a cigarrette. I said no, then started talking to her casually at first then about who we were and I asked her if she was interested in learning more and she gave me her phone number and everything....all in French! It was just a fun first day experience.
10 Avenue des Oranges
Nice France 06000