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bizquik has written 5 entries about this goal
I am still doing the tutor thing. Yesterday’s session sucked- just wasn’t clicking for me. He sent me a ton of things I could read so I really need to do that at least once a day! One article each day would be good. I must be improving but some days I feel like I am taking two steps back.
I started going to a tutor who is from Spain about 2 months ago. RIght now I am going once per week but I might increase that now that winter is around the corner. I enjoy doing it and hoping I will be able to keep my Spanish. I say “keep” b/c I went to Argentina a couple weeks ago. The first two days were VERY frustrating but something hit me on day 3 and since then I felt rather fluent. I don’t completely understand everything inside out but I was very happy at how easily I was able to communicate and get around. It was most evident in Lima where it seemed no one knew a word of English! Funny sidenote: I asked a woman for directions and it turned out she only spoke the local Indian language. So I guess I can’t always win! ;)
When I left Mexico my professor told me I needed to focus on pronunciation. Since then I have also lost a little of the language and I want to be fluent so I could open up employment options not to mention be able to travel within SoAm and not worry about not understanding stuff. A couple weeks ago I signed up for local Spanish groups that get together to practice Spanish once a week. I also started looking into a private tutor that I could complement this with so I could accelerate my learning and finally get to the level I am looking to achieve!
With my love for travel comes my hungry for language! I always pick up words here or there while I am somewhere abroad but it would be nice to start becoming fluent in a few languages. Not only would this be personally satisfying but it would also open doors in terms of opportunities. I am not the best at pronunciation so part of my goal is to get a tutor just for pronouncing words in languages I already know. Knowledge of different languages is the key to so many things so that’s why this is one of the 43 things I’d like to do or accomplish!
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