Although I’m learning French for personal reasons, the web is a global community so this does relate to my profession. A business can expand beyond the local market by communicating with the French, the Germans, and other nationalities. I’ve been interacting with a lot of people from other countries through YouTube and Vloggerheads; mostly Brits, Canadians, and Australians but also a few Germans, one Croatian, one Greek, and expats living in French but no actual French native. The Elgg social networking developer community is also international and I have to keep that in mind when I develop my plugins. When I released my weather widget I got some feedback suggesting that I create an international version that supports temperatures in Celsius and the weather in other countries. I had to find a source of international weather, the Weather Underground, instead of using the National Weather Service.
I have not mastered the French language yet, but I can now comprehend a great deal of the text on French web sites. This opens up a whole new world of information, culture, and news. I can watch French TV on YouTube (mostly news reports) and listen to French radio stations through streaming audio feeds. Unfortunately I still cannot understand a word of spoken French so I’ll probably spend more time lurking on French message boards.
C’est une antisèche pour la langue française! Il est basé sur les nombreuses feuilles de référence (antisèches) qui sont disponibles pour des sujets technologiques comme le HTML, CSS, etc. Bien qu’il y ait beaucoup de ressources en ligne pour apprendre le français, j’étais incapable de trouver une feuille de référence (une antisèche) convenable. Il y a quelques-uns qui se concentrent sur les expressions de base qui sont excellentes pour des touristes, mais si vous voulez vraiment apprendre la langue vous devriez étudier la grammaire française.
Faites-moi savoir si vous trouvez des fautes d’orthographe ou autres erreurs.