I did manage to get 1 lesson in so far this week. We’re getting so close to the end that it’s time to make each lesson count. However, I did have an unresponsive tutor for a session that would made it possible for me to get at least two lessons in this week. It appears that that’s not going to happen due to scheduling conflicts. I’m working during the times the tutors are available for. I guess it really cannot be helped considering the circumstances.
Not Giving Up
Sometimes reaching the most intense part of your journey is when your motivation decides to drop dead. You are so close to reaching your goal but continuing seems almost impossible. That’s why having persistence will enable to accomplish your goals. Which is why I’ve already booked 5 more Catalan lessons to compensate for the lack of sessions during my move. Whether I complete the challenge or not I know will much further than I was during the previous challenge.
There’s always an opportunity to improve your language skills even when you don’t complete the challenge. I discovered this during my first attempt with improving my spoken Japanese. Although my Japanese is at a much higher level than my Catalan, I was finally able to experience the challenge as an absolute beginner in a new language.
Improvement After Each Defeat
I have a feeling I probably won’t be able to complete the challenge (again!) but this time, I actually did better than I did when I made my début with the New Year’s challenge. Yay! This is also with a language I only lightly studied in the past with a Teach Yourself book (which unfortunately I no longer own!). So it was definitely a fresh start! It inspired me to work harder for the next challenge and even do my own challenge! Due to time conflicts with my schedule and the tutor’s schedules I know it’s going to be difficult task to complete all 25 lessons by next week but hey, I at least get to have more variety of tutors than I did throughout the challenge.
I only used 2 Catalan tutors throughout most of my sessions because they did such a great job during each session. It was really fun to see how these two tutors methods differentiated from each other. I’m such these 4 new tutors will provide excellent insight as to how the teach Catalan. It will be great to see how much my Catalan has improved since the challenge began.
Are You Going To Conclude Your Catalan Lessons When The Challenge Ends?
Of course not. I’m dedicated to learning this language but it may get put on the black-burner at the beginning of September. Remember my Catalan Language Adventure post? I’m still going to learn Catalan until the 29th this month. Even when the italki World Cup Language Challenge ends, I will continue to improve my Catalan for years to come. Like I mentioned before: I will make learning Spanish easier when I get to it too. August will introduce a new potential language mission or perhaps maintenance on my Japanese or German. I guess we’ll see what happens.