Lima, Peru | Saturday, May 25, 2013 02:15 am | | |
Thanks, Larry. It's encouraging to know that someone else is experiencing the same ups and downs in the process of language learning. I've been here five years, too, and I keep thinking I should be a lot more fluent by now than I am. However, I'm going to follow your advice: "be patient, be persistent, and enjoy your triumphs."# Michael Connolly says :
I share your original feeling of "over confidence" in language skills! I thought I was "fair to good" in overall skills........until I fell in love with a lovely Peruvian lady! It was then that I began to realize how little I do know! But, like yourself, I am working on it! Saludos desde Seattle!# Marcello says :
Thanks for the encouragement Larry. The phone, TV and my mumbling landlord are the hardest things for me to understand here. I stopped beating myself up for not being more proficient in Spanish after being here for 3 years. Sometimes I surprise myself and sometimes I'm disgusted with my language skills. But I'm not giving up and I can't wait to have the "Batman" experience you had!# g says :
What a nice article! I will try the same advice regarding English language.# Luis Legua says :Greetings!
Hi everyone,A formula for learning spanish in Peru,
I totally agree with Larry, and patience is an important ingredient to learning a language, however, you have to go crazy! (in a good sense). I mean a TOTALLY positive mental atittude through the whole learning processs, Let me tell you a little bit about my own experience; I am peruvian and a qualified spanish teacher, I traveled to Brazil to marry Marta, I had studied translation from spanish to Portuguese, (now you might be thinking portuguese and spanish are so similar! you might be wrong), I literally crammed my brains, I studied day and night, asked questions, I was never afraid to talk to people and ask them the right way to say things.
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