You can say I ate a pizza, I want some milk, or I never get up early.
You have a handle on conjugation - you know how to conjugate most irregular verbs in the present tense, and regular verbs in the passé composé.
You watch a French movie and recognize a smattering of words.
You took a college-level French class…a zillion years ago.
Since you have the benefit of highly expressive teachers, we’ll conduct this class mostly in French (you might be amazed at what you can understand in context). When teaching a complicated point of grammar, we’ll probably revert back to English: we think one layer of difficulty is enough.
If you’re ready to take your French to the next level, sign up for l’Apprenti.
Apprentis can hold their own in basic conversation — if not exactly elegantly.
Johnny Depp spent 14 years with French screen siren Vanessa Paradis. So his French is better than your average duck... but he’s on record as having trouble with conjugation, struggling with the “masculine and feminine thing,” and going nuts trying to master the language.