Oct 06, 2017 - 12:14 PM
@goinxnginx. If it makes you feel any better be assured you're not alone. There are times when I spend 3 days on a lesson or have to go backwards to get something to 'lock in'. There's nothing wrong with having to go back or stay where you are until things become clear. And you're right, there is a big difference between reading vs speaking. I am also at the point where I need to find a language partner or group because, IMHO, that's when the real learning starts. Having said that, you found the right program to prepare you for that first conversation. Hang in and good luck!
Oct 29, 2017 - 09:32 AM
Thanks, ojosdeverdes. I do like the course layout and the fact that we can repeat sections and courses. I will just continue to slog through and see how much better I get by next year. I have one more year before going to Brazil and immersing myself in the culture. I already love the country just from all the YouTube vids. Yesterday I did the "walk through" Sao Paulo one and loved it. I was able to translate some of the signs on stores and on the streets, so I guess that is a little progress. I am glad I chose Portuguese, because I think after learning it, I will be able to learn some of the other languages slightly more quickly. Thanks again for the encouragement!