Hey pals, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.
I’ve decided it’s long overdue for me to get back into blogging; it wasn’t really possible while I was making daily videos, but now I’m making only one a week (although I’m trying to really increase their quality to things I’m incredibly proud of) I think it would be a good idea to get into the habit of blogging again. I mean, I love writing plays, and I talk too much as it is, so why not spill over into here?
Not sure why I’m trying to justify it. Probably because I need a kick up the arse to keep at it. I think previously, because no one was reading, I ended up not holding myself accountable.
Anyway, that’s not the point. The point is, I want to start logging my language work every day, at least until the end of August.
I had several conversations in French today, two with native Italian speakers, and one with a native Russian speaker. I’m not used to using the vous form, so I should really try to improve that.
I have to speak Russian all the time at the moment, and I intend on working through more of Ruslan for A2 and also refreshing my Babbel vocab tonight. I shall update here if it is successful or not.
Edit: I ended up completing the Duolingo ‘Phrases’ chapter and starting on ‘Plurals’.
I also have had a few conversations in Italian this week and today, albeit struggling with conjugations and plurals, taking a bit of a “Spench” (Spanish and French) approach.
I had a very brief conversation with a waitress I’d met the other day, establishing that we had reserved a table and how many people there were.
Edit: I added some pages to my jotter, as I’m trying to ladder Spanish and Italian, but I have a very visual memory so just writing out a list isn’t going to help me much, but hopefully this will (colour to be added soon).
I STARTED TODAY. I did the first ArabicPod101.com lesson. I am so excited. I cannot convey. Imagine Wallace with all the Cheddar the world can give.
Edit: I also did Lesson one from the DK 15 Minute Arabic. مرحبا، اسمي أوفيليا (hello, my name is Ophelia) and I did a second lesson from ArabicPod101.com
I ALSO RESTARTED Korean today, doing the first KoreanClass101.com lesson. I used to be obsessed with Kpop (before Gangnam Style, may I add).
I ALSO STARTED TODAY. I am very very very excited. I don’t plan to dedicate much time to Hindi, but I wanted to give myself the option, and do an introduction lesson.
I’ve been choosing between taking up Korean or Hindi as a fun language, and I’m still no further in deciding. I love both of their scripts, and am fascinated by the history of their countries. I’ve decided to commit to French, Russian and Arabic as my major languages for next year (I’ll talk about that properly in a later post/video), but a fun dabble language would be good. I should learn some Icelandic before going to the polyglot conference, however.
I hope you’re having a very lovely week, and I will be writing again tomorrow.