Last weekend I had some fun learning Yoruba during the #LangJam Challenge. Because Yoruba is not a language I particularly am interested in, I wasn’t too concerned about making much progress in the language. Instead, I took the opportunity to simply familiarise myself with the language a bit, and have
It can be difficult to communicate clearly when we are learning a new language. Some of us are shy, or maybe just not confident with talking to people when we only know a little vocabulary, but we still need to know how to get our point across and let others
Yesterday was the final opportunity for those of us in the Add 1 Challenge 33 (A1C33) to post our final videos demonstrating us having a 15 minute conversation with a native speaker. Of course, the obligatory tech glitches caused a one hour delay. Fortunately my conversation partner was not short
Just had to come and have a brag – just had my third conversation session (once a week for three weeks now), and it went SO well! My partner actually said he saw a difference between the first and second week as well, but the difference between last week and
So the first week of the Fluent In 3 Months Add 1 Challenge #A1C33 has passed (actually, it’s Thursday already, which means we are half way through week two!), and we were asked to review our progress for the week. I discovered in my first face-to-face French conversation lesson that
I met up with a local exchange student to work on my French conversation yesterday. It was slow and awkward, but certainly gave my memory recall and pronunciation a work out! It is the first time I have had the opportunity to speak face-to-face with a native speaker in French.
I have found the best way to learn a language is to set goals – but sometimes, especially when learning a language is somewhat of a hobby, it can be hard to set a goal and stick to it. Unlike making a quilt or a birthday card or a cake,