When you’ve lived in a foreign country for more than nine months and still aren’t semi-conversational in the language, it’s probably time to start taking classes.
I have tried to learn Spanish by myself through using Babbel, Duolingo, many other apps, general self-study and multiple other methods, except one, sitting in a classroom with others trying to learn.
There’s an accountability that you have when you’re in a classroom and there’s homework to do, and a sort of competitive nature to not be the worse one there!
You’re more motivated and driven to learn, at least in theory 🙂
It’s not that I don’t want to learn, it’s that sometimes you need that little extra push, or need to try something new. So I signed up for a four week intensive course, Monday to Thursday, 11:30-13:30.
We’ll see how my Spanish develops and if it works, carry on and see how I can improve upon it. If it doesn’t work too well, then I’ll seek to understand why and how I can apply myself better in the future.
And that’s my little tidbit for today.