No, you haven’t suddenly gone to an alternate universe and, no, I haven’t suddenly switched languages on you, but good language learning ideas are good ideas, and this post definitely has some good ideas in it.
So I’ve just finished week 7 of self learning Swedish and it is official, the honeymoon period is over!
Firstly, I must say, I’m pretty damn proud of how far I’ve come. Currently I am predominantly messaging my Swedish friends and Swedish/Norwegian colleagues in Swedish, and when I remember to, am speaking it.
But that right there is my self-confessed problem. I should not be writing “when I remember to” it should be “when ever I can!”
Before I started to learn Swedish I had been learning German on and off since high school. I mostly had German friends in University, then started working for a company who’s biggest customer were German; Mercedes Benz, and then decided to take private classes. I still wouldn’t rate myself that high on the German scale though.
The point is, I hardly ever spoke the language!
Now, by no means am I saying that…
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