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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
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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.
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