I don’t know how much I will be able to post during this christmas weekend, maybe a few tweets here and there, but for the most part I will be enjoying my christmas and family. I am also not planning on being able to get much Spanish learning in, this is where my 15 mins a day comes in handy. Before I go completely incommunicado, there are a few random thoughts I have had over the past few days.
Input and output will always progress at differently.
My ability to understand Spanish has surpassed my ability to speak spanish. In other words, I “know” more words when I hear them, than I “know” how to speak. To be honest, this is the same in English as well. I can read books or listen to English that is spoken at a higher level than I can produce myself. I don’t know if this has always been this way, nor do I know if my Spanish(or English) will stay that way. All I know is that this confirms what I have said earlier about Input and Output: Input and Output are separate skills and should be evaluated separately.
Correct My Spanish has been amazingly helpful for me.
I am quite taken back by those that have helped me out with my Spanish. Correct my Spanish has been much more successful than I realized it could be. It has challenged me alot, but I can already feel that difference in my ability to produce spanish. Maybe no one else notices any difference yet, but for me it feels like night and day. I will keep on making audio recording and if anyone gets a chance, please listen and correct me! Gracias, Gracias, GRACIAS. By the way, the offer still stands, if you want me to listen to you speak English you are more than welcome to e-mail me at wantspeakspanish [at] gmail [dot] com.
Time to make a new video
It coming to the end of the month, and it’s time for me to make a new video. Last time, I ended up being rather boring, because I had nothing to talk about. This time I will be better prepared. What I need now are some ideas, so please send me some ideas in the comments below on what I can talk about in my new video. I plan on making it sometime after Christmas and before the New Year. I will be including the transcript and translation as well and let you guys tear me to bits(be nice!!) So please, I would rather talk about something you guys want to hear, so tell me what you want to hear and I will make a video. Even if it’s just a question you want me to answer I will do my best!
Thanks again and a very special Feliz Navidad to everyone!