One of my oldest goals, and the one recurring every year on the new year’s wish list, is to learn a new language. Mostly French.
I have done a year’s beginner classes with the Alliance Française in Colombo, Sri Lanka and 5 months’ classes in Male, Maldives.
I spent half of 2013 in two places where they spoke French as a main language. Pondicherry, India and Taghazout, Morocco. We even did biweekly French classes at our surf camp in Taghazout (which I stopped going to after a while because the rest of the class were too new to French and I wasn’t getting anywhere). Did any of this help me with my French? At the time, maybe. But I doubt I can hold up a conversation in French with anyone right now (maybe just a little bit).
Learning French didn’t make it to my 2014 list somehow. I think surfing was my only goal for 2014 (and I kind of must have given up on French).