Hello everyone! It is a new day and a new week! After passing one of the hardest exams I have ever taken, I spent a few days relaxing, including going to the best home firework show in my life! This weekend, I have done some training to get ready for the next phase of my work and I started to think about what I am going to be doing with my life now that this burden of passing these exams are over. There are many things I have decided, two of which effect this blog and language learning.
Spanish will not be my focus after 2012
Why am I doing this? First I must have an “end date.” My goal is already to be fluent by the end of the year, but If I don’t make it more urgent than I wont work as hard as I need to so I can become fluent by the end of the year. Goals some times need a little help and for me this is a big boost. Knowing that I wont be devoting most of my free time to this after the end of the year means I am going to make the remaining time I have left worth it.
The second reason is that I never intended to end with Spanish. I truly have always wanted to learn more languages. Being Multilingual/a polyglot has been a goal of mine for ever. If I don’t set an end date for one language, I will never start the next. Of course I plan on maintaining Spanish forever, but one can spend a life time studying your native language let alone your 2nd or 3rd languages. Which brings me to the other major change to this blog:
I will start a new language project in 2013
I pretty much said as much already. It’s taken awhile but I have already chosen which language I will be starting next. I am very excited about this and, as I recommend you do, over the next 5 months or so I will be gathering as much material as I can to help me start 2013 out running.
What is this language? Well I’m not going to tell you now. What I thought I would do is let you go through my thought process as I narrowed down what I wanted to learn. So what I will give you now is the master list of languages I considered learning next. Next month I will reveal which 3 languages I narrowed them down to. After that, I will devote a whole post to each of the 3 languages I chose and why in Sept, Oct, and Nov. Then finally at the beginning of December I will reveal the new language project and why it won out over the rest.
So without further ado, the list in no particular order:
Even though I have already chosen the language, feel free to post which languages you think I should choose and why. I would also love to keep the discussion going on my Facebook page.
- Spanish Friday – Mis Metas de Español (want2speakthai.com)
- Speaking Your Language (want2speakspanish.wordpress.com)
- Reading is even more Fundamental (want2speakthai.com)