Hello! Or… ¡Hola!
I don’t think I’ve ever posted on this side of the forum, so I’ll introduce myself…
My name is Milla, I’m 16, live in Finland and have been learning Welsh for almost a year. I did an intense weekend of Welsh learning a while ago where I went through 35 SSiW lessons - 18 on the first day and 17 on the second.
Since I’m from Italy and speak Italian, I’ve always been able to understand a bit of Spanish and can, most of the time, get the gist of a conversation without too much effort. Despite this I’ve never actually tried to learn Spanish, and I thought that maybe I should. Why not - SSiSpanish exists, after all. It’ll be easy
Well, I’ve sort of also been itching to do another 2-day-intensive thing. I’ve also been wanting to see how much of a new language I could learn through it. When I did the intensive weekend with Welsh I could already speak somewhat, so I’m pretty sure the differences felt much smaller than they actually were.
So, as the title suggests, I’m going to be doing both level 1 and level 2 in two days. I’ve sped them up a bit - the first 5 to 150%, some difficult ones (1.12, 1.13, 1.24, 1.25, 2.24, 2.25) to 120% and the rest to 130%. The whole thing should take me something around 21 hours, so 10.5 hours per day. I’m not going to be using the pause button unless I absolutely have to, but I’m expecting it to somehow take a lot longer than it theoretically should I’ll also be keeping the normal-speed lessons nearby so if the sped up ones get too difficult I’ll still be able to continue
At the moment I’m thinking I’ll be doing this on Monday and Tuesday.
Anyway, this time I’m going to pay more attention to staying hydrated. I think I drank very little last time - probably less than half a litre during the entire day. I’ll prepare food for both days on Sunday so I don’t have to spend time cooking and I’ll go outside for a walk on both days. My biggest problem last time was my throat getting pretty sore at the end of the first day, which made the second day much more painful. Drinking enough water should fix this partly, but does anyone have any other suggestions on how to prevent sore throats? I’ll try googling later on…
Hmm… what else…
I’ll be listening to the listening exercises during food breaks and in the evenings after I’ve finished every challenge for the day.
I’m also planning on talking to someone on Skype at the end of the second day or the day after (@aran - how do I find someone?) Mom messaged a friend from Spain, told him I’ve been learning Spanish “for some time” and asked him whether he would be free to talk to me someday next week. We settled on Sunday, I’m looking forward to that I’d like to try talking right after finishing all the challenges too, though. The day after at the latest, but the end of the second day would be perfect!
Aanyway, I’m posting this because I thought people might be interested I’ll probably write a quick update on Sunday to confirm the date, something quick again after the first and second day (if I’m still alive) and then the full “report” the day after (if I’m still alive or have woken up from the dead)
Also, @aran, sorry, one more question Do you want me to keep track of the percentage of correct/almost correct answers? And do you want me to do anything else? Like write down when I get a headache or start to feel tired?
Thanks for reading, sorry for the super long post!
Does anyone have any advice for me?