I have had a lot of fun working on my Spanish at Pura Buena Onda and listening to podcasts from the folks at Notes in Spanish in 2009. Today, I met with Carolina – who is an excellent, excellent instructor – to check on my progress and make some new goals for 2010. In 2009, I just wanted to get better at conversation; improve my listening comprehension and pick up my pace and confidence speaking. In 2010, I want to get to the next level and begin using Spanish in my work.
These are my strengths:
- Excellent comprehension.
- Good vocabulary (actually she said “great”).
- Great pronunciation of the letter “j”.
- Passion for the language, dedication & willingness to use it.
These are the areas I need to work on:
- All verb tenses.
- Ser & Estar.
- The use of haber.
- Pronunciation w/random words…often words with accents or many syllables.
The good thing about all these things? They are all grammar related. “All I need to do” is to study grammar more and I can bump up my Spanish to the next level! Of course, easier said than done, but certainly achievable.