I am in Week 13, the end of DeepEnd and here’s my thoughts on how things have progressed.
Challenges. I have managed to complete all 25 Level 3 challenges. They have been a really useful addition to the Level 2 course I did as part if the 6 Month Welsh Speaker course. It’s definitely added to my vocabulary and understanding.
Listening. Part of Deep End is to continue listening to the last Level 2 listening exercise and to add in regular listening to Radio Cymru. I now listen to Post Cyntaf every morning as well as Recordiau Rhys Mwyn and ither favorites.
Speaking. At the start of Deep End it was pretty easy to cope with but got more and more frustrating trying to fit in as much speaking as required in the weekly tasks. For example, trying to fit in 2 hours of Radio Cymru AND two hours of conversation every day is difficult to achieve, particularly if your working and have other commitments. It’s the one area I have been able to complete every week.
For me the discipline of trying to adhere to each of the tasks on the weekly email made it worth trying, but I will be running through the challenges again and trying to do more Welsh speaking practice.
Was it worth it? Hell, yes
Would I recommend it? You need full commitment and understand that it is time consuming, but if you know that before you start I"d say give it a try.