I made three New Years resolutions and so far I’ve done pretty well at keeping two of them. I have worked out with weights on a regular basis and I have blogged on a regular basis. Yeaay me!

The third thing was learning a language. I have hemmed and hawed for two years, trying to decide if I wanted to learn Spanish or French. Spanish would probably be a more practical language to learn. There are a lot of illegal aliens from Mexico in my area. I would be able to practice and use the language on a daily basis. Still I don’t really want to speak Spanish with a Mexican dialect, to be honest.

So I think I’m going to learn German. I lived in Germany for a couple of years so I know a little. I love Germany and German people. I have a handful of friends that are native speakers so perhaps they would let me practice on them. There are tons of free resources on the internet. Now I just have to get down to business and do it!

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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5 Responses to Resolutions

  1. Ryu says:

    I’ve also had resolutions to learn a language, which have been put on hold. But there is an abundance of material online: tests, youtube, videos. If you spend an hour a day listening to a lesson series and ten minutes afterwards testing, in a month you’ll see tremendous progress.

  2. B says:

    A friend from Argentina practiced her English by reading childrens books, in English and Spanish, side-by-side. Another person suggested getting old western movies (with predictable dialog) in whatever language you’re trying to learn, and just letting the dialog “sink in”.

  3. Maureen says:

    More great ideas, thank you!

  4. Charles says:

    No help here, I’ve tried, Spanish and German, mind is closed, lived in Germany 73-75, took Spanish in Jr. High, 3yrs, como se llama?, about it. Good luck. The Germans where nice after they got to know you, so many Americans(military) went over there with attitudes, made it difficult sometimes.

    Life should be Fun

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