Yes, I would appreciate it; popular consensus is "if they want you they don't care; or they'll be suspicious".
Actually the more I read about the legion the more intrigued I am.
I am no rookie to the hard route.
For the legion I would not be concerned with filling the shield in.
Either way, I know a little French left-over from high school and I've acquired some French lessons and stepped up my usual "workout" with a new regimen.