I want to be able to speak five languages (other than English) to a level of B1 or above – and maintain them at this level (but see below) while of course doing all the other things that matter in life.
These are Spanish, Italian, French and Croatian.
And one other …
… which will probably be Welsh:)
But that is in the future …
It is possible that I might learn one more but only if I have a specific reason (e.g. holiday or work related).
Goals for 2019:
Learn Croatian to a B1 level – having started from mid October 2018 knowing absolutely nothing – and here is a bit of an update towards the fag end of 2019.
French, Italian and Spanish
I have reached B1 or above in these although my French accent literally can (and has) made French speakers wince – c’est la vie;)
I’ve found that my while level of Spanish and Italian is fairly constant, my spoken French becomes rusty extremely fast and before visiting France I need a fair few iTalki (or equivalent) lessons to revive it. I suspect the reason is that while I reached a B1 level with a teacher, I’ve never spoken French consistently enough over a long enough time period.
I dabble in Latin – especially during the winter months, and continue to do so on a very ad hoc;) basis
Besos, Baci & Pax.