Goals for 2017:
Towards the end 0f 2016 I finally started to speak French, and now have weekly lessons on iTalki. I want to improve my spoken French and reach a good B1 or low B2 level by the end of 2017, and so my
primary focus this year will be on French. OK. It was French, and I reached a B1 level (according to my tutor) around April. My pronunciation is still appalling but I got there. I’ve abandoned French for the moment, as a planned and longish trip to France, is no longer on the horizon.
And so my aims are :-
I’m going to complete Assimil German.
I’m going to complete Assimil Romanian.
Assimil courses require (in theory) a mere 30 minutes a day of study. If I limit myself to 30 minutes only, this should be enough to get a feel for both languages, and not encroach on my French studies:)
I speak Spanish and Italian but am constantly trying to improve my level. I want to maintain and improve these languages.
Past attempts and language dabbling
During 2016, I decided I wanted to be able to read Afrikaans, which in part was because of my site Easy Afrikaans.
I read, or rather struggled through Jack Parrows book Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar .
No Afrikaans for me in 2017 but I’m sure I’ll return to you in future.
I dabble in Latin – especially during the winter months, and continue to do so on a very ad hoc;) basis.
I spent two years dallying with Polish, but played more than studying effectively, and consequently never achieved much.
In year (2015) I started to learn Russian, and began full of enthusiasm to describe the process here, and then stopped.
Besos, Baci & Pax.