Since I started this blog, I have often spoke about my system. I have written many posts about it and tweaked it over the few months. Some have wondered, don’t you already know Thai? Shouldn’t you already know how to learn a language? Why don’t’ you do what you did then? That’s fair enough question.
When I learned Thai, I was 19 years old, single and a missionary for my church. My church had a book and a system that they used and I was living in Thailand as well. I lived language learning. This isn’t the same with Spanish. Up until a few weeks ago, I was in a country that doesn’t have a large Spanish-speaking community. I am(have) 30 years with 4 kids and I work full-time. The strategies that I used and the overall system can’t be applied in the same way that I learned Thai.
So a big part of this blog is helping me create the pattern and system for a busy working family person. Once I created a useful pattern for learning a language, I could turn around and apply it to another. If somehow this helps anyone else learn a language, all the better. That said, I have acknowledged a long time ago that I blog mostly for myself(it’s not as selfish as that sounds)
Since not all of you have been with me since day one and because I like to finally consolidate my learning system in a new updated format, I decided to dedicate a post directly to how I am learning Spanish as well as any other future languages. (For a summary of this you can click on my system page.)
Languages are like some large four-faced monster. Continue reading