Can anybody give me some hope that our french will improve when we can move to France permanently? We have not managed to come to la Creuse since October and will not get back until April so we have had a long stretch with no practice at day to day conversation. We have been learning French for about 18 months but still feel we are hopeless. It seems that every time a new phrase or word goes in our brains another one previously learnt pops out! Neither my husband nor I profess to be clever but we are not complete idiots. Will we ever manage to have anything like a conversation in French?