Learning Spanish 101- Two Week Update

My Spanish Journey has been much more fun than I would have expected! The progress has been steady, and it’s extremely rewarding to understand more and more of the Spanish radio station which I’ve been constantly listening to over the past two weeks. While I am still nowhere near semi fluency, I’m definitely not a novice, and I’m really close to moving out of the beginner level altogether.

I’ve made a few Spanish friends, and we help each other with our language goals. I correct them with their English, and they help me with my Spanish.  Sometimes, it’s rather crazy to hear us speak to each other.  He will ask me a question in English, and I will respond in Spanish! Having conversations in truly a vital part of learning a foreign language, as seeing a word on paper and picking it out in the midst of a spoken sentence are two extremely different things.

In the last two weeks, I’ve added 450 new words to my vocabulary.  This works out to be approximately 30 new words everyday, which I think is definitely manageable.  I use the software Genius to store these words and I frequently quiz myself to ensure that I won’t readily forget them.  Practice really makes perfect.

I have 10 weeks left in this project, and I have all faith that I can reach my goal.  I’m having a blast, I’m meeting new friends and I’ve only just begun.  Let’s see how far I can go!

 

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About Jodi

I absolutely love to travel. Most days, it's hard to focus on anything else. However, I'd like to change my travel style from now on. I have always been a 'safe' traveler, with hotel reservations made, cruise vacations and a set timetable. I want to break out of that habit, and become an independent backpacker. This blog will serve to document my aspirations to experiment with traveling solo, around the world!

Posted on September 16, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am happy that You started to learn Spanish. It is nice language. We started to learn Portuguese few months ago. Our courses are only once a week by a Brazilian Lady who is very efficient.

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