I want to be able to speak four or maybe 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, Croatian, Welsh …
… and maybe one other …
Goals for 2021:
The pandemic has changed my goals somewhat.
Improve my Spanish.
Learn Welsh to an A1 level.
Maintain Croatian, French and Italian.
Learn ten more Latin phrases (which I will scatter into my day to day speech as appropriate).
Croatian, 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.
The same goes for Croatian.
I dabble in Latin – especially during the winter months, and continue to do so on a very ad hoc;) basis
Besos, Baci & Pax.