Spanish Class Reflection

Spanish class reflection will not be about reviewing how the class was taught or if it necessarily improved my ability in Spanish. This article is about what else I learnt about how to learn and what it made me realise about life tasks in general.

There are so many ways to learn something, from immersion to little by little but all have the commonality that if you’re going to succeed in it, you’ll be needing consistency.

It has been a few weeks since the end of the course and I’ve practised here and there but not at the same level, and although I’ve retained a fair amount, it’s not so fresh in mind. This may have been affected by my recent trips away with different languages been spoken but this doesn’t mean I’ve given up.

Consistency is the key to success and social interaction is a growth that can’t really be achieved in another manner, or at least so easily.

I recently saw a quote on my Instagram feed which something along the lines of, “if you can’t find anyone to join you, go by yourself and you’ll find people who think the same way as you.”

Your group of friends might be great but you’re unlikely to match on every single interest and that’s where networking and exploring new ventures can open up avenues to meeting people that you match on different areas. Joining a Spanish course allowed me to meet people who all had the same common goal, and yet we all had such different personalities, it was somewhat enlightening.

I’ll leave it here with these two lessons I learnt from the course:

Lesson 1: Be consistent in your pursuit of goals and you’ll see it develop towards that

Lesson 2: Social interaction shouldn’t be limited but widened through exploring, either through finding new places or trying new activities

 

Improving Photoshop knowledge by avoiding courses

My knowledge of Photoshop I would call good but not perfect.

However I always feel like there’s something MORE that I could do with my images.

Something that I’m not thinking about, because I never learnt existed.

How to Learn more photoshop

To solve this problem, I needed to learn more about photo editing. But HOW?

There are two solutions: take a course or teach yourself.

Okay, maybe there’s three solutions…. do both 🙂

I had a look at the course to become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Photoshop and discovered it’d cost approximately ÂŁ1000.

Then I discovered that there’s another stage of an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) which would cost a lot more!

Now the ACA five day intensive course would be good enough for personal purposes, whilst the ACE would put you on a whole new level.

And this led me to my next question:

Is it worth it?

I deliberated and researched more into what was involved and then it hit me.

Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast – Ace Rimmer 😀

Even if you learnt it all in five days, how much of it will you remember a month later? Especially if you’re not using everything you learnt frequently.

Photoshop CC - Classroom in a book

That’s when I discovered the book, the official workbook from Adobe to teach you everything you need to know.

And the best thing? You work at your own pace, your own way and you have consistent reference material.

So naturally I bought the book and now it has finally arrived!

I’ll be working my way through it and teaching some of it right here on the site. So stay tuned!

If you want to get the book yourself, you can click HERE or on the book image.

Let me know if you bought the book and how useful you found it, or if you have another method to expertise.