?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile I have stuff on the web here Previous Previous Next Next
Revised goal! - Helen's journal and online home
heleninwales
heleninwales
Revised goal!
Okaaaay... My goal to learn Spanish lasted exactly one week. Not that there was anything wrong with my progress. I had happily done a couple of the Say Something in Spanish challenges and it was going fine, but yesterday and today I was at an intensive Welsh course and I've realised that if I have 30 minutes a day spare to learn Spanish, then it should go into extra Welsh study. I spent the whole of each day of the course speaking Welsh, but I still don't have a big enough vocabulary and I keep starting long sentences that I can't finish. So, new goal is to keep the focus on Welsh and try to increase the time to 60 minutes a day so I can include vocabulary building as well as practising sentence patterns.

Current Mood: determined determined

2 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: January 6th, 2018 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Duolingo invited me to take up another language the other day, as if learning Russian wasn't brain-boggling enough on its own... But then, some days I only spend five or ten minutes doing the exercises, so it's no surprise if I'm struggling.

Sixty minutes a day is an impressive commitment to learning.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 6th, 2018 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I've just got an "It's now or never" feeling about learning Welsh to the point where I'm truly fluent. I'm 65, I've recently retired and I do, finally, have enough time spare for intensive learning. Also, learning a language is supposed to stave off Alzheimers, so that's a plus. But if want to be able to use Welsh confidently in the community and take part in meetings where Welsh is the main language, I need to put in the effort now because in 5-10 years time, it'll be too late and there won't be any point.
2 comments or Leave a comment