Sunday, 6 April 2014

Week Two - Feeling Lost

Hello again - it's nearly the end of week two in my project, and it's not going great! I've been neglecting my learning somewhat.. My trial on FinnishPod expired, and the free version is incredibly limited. I'm quite sad to have lost all my flashcards (premium feature only) as they were helpful and I'd learnt a few words. I'll probably be looking for a similar feature elsewhere, as I'd quite like to learn the 100 most used words, then 200, etc.

In Spanish I've been listening to a lot of music. This is the easy part of the learning project - I love music, and I have some Spanish favourites that remind me of my childhood. Yes, I was listening to Spanish even way back! In case you are interested, here are some of my favourites:

Juanes -La Camisa Negra

Jeanette - ¿Por quĂ© te vas?

Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu

The last song I linked is catchy and slightly funny (to me, anyway!). Jeanette, in my opinion, has amazing songs. If you like the one I linked, you may also like Frente a Frente, Corazon de Poeta.. This video has both, and they really are quite lovely. I like the poet one, because, well.. I'm a poet.. ;)

In Arabic, I've not done anything.. I feel very bad. I really must get back on track (perhaps a schedule would help, but I am notoriously bad at those). I really should review the words I know so that I don't forget them. In Finnish I still remember a few things, but it's the same thing: I would remember more if I reviewed. I found another Spanish resource website yesterday, so I will be using that too.

I hope to find more Finnish resources online, too. In Spanish, I also have two books called Bitacora, that I had bought for a class I attended last year. (It was helpful, but it didn't really work out that well - timing and distance.. sadly..) Luckily my Spanish level is good enough that I feel self learning is entirely possible - with some input from natives at some point. Next time I meet one of my Spanish friends I will try to have a mini conversation with her.

Are you learning a language, or two? How is it going? Do let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments below! Thanks for reading and see you next week!


  1. Hello and thanks for stopping by :) The English - my second language, I write the poems/prose almost every day, and keep learning new words again and again....good luck to you studying so many languages!

    1. Thank you very much, and your English is very good! I hope one day I can write as well as you in my target language! ;) (And well done on writing poetry in your second language!)


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