One year anniversary

Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

One year ago I bought the Rocket Spanish product. I have been studying daily except for a brief respite in April 2014 when we went for a cruise in Hawaii, This is now my 240th consecutive days of studying. It has become a habit. I am almost done with the Premium Plus. I went back and reviewed the Premium because of the 7 module tests. I am reviewing the last lesson today before I take the last module test in the Premium level. Hopefully, I can do it tonight, considering it is my one year anniversary of learning the Rocket Spanish. Thank you for all the help from everyone who uses the forum. I am going to still study daily until they accept me in the "Spanish at Sea" based in San Diego either this April 2015 or October 2015. It is a week of immersion class for the intermediate level Spanish students only.
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

All the best, Aurora. Do keep us posted on getting into that "Spanish at Sea" program - sounds exciting!
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Congratulations, Aurora. I joined May 12, 2013, so I am closing in on two years here. I had a pretty good daily study streak going until my trip last month. And while I was gone I lost my coveted 5th place in total points among Spanish learners to David M38...Así es. I just looked at my profile to find out when I joined and also noticed that I wrote that I hoped to be fluent in Spanish by the next time I went to Cuba. Oh how easy is is for the ignorant to be optimistic! I was far from fluent when I returned, but on the other hand I could express myself well enough to get by. Which, given the difficulty of learning a new language is not bad.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Today January 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm, I finished the 7th module test with the Rocket Spanish Premium.
Joyce-W1

Joyce-W1

Dan H24 question ... and anyone else ... "Oh how easy is is for the ignorant to be optimistic!" I think the language learning industry creates "ignorant optimism" making promises that can't be kept. I wonder if we would embark on this journey if we knew just how hard it is to reach our objectives. Would we part with our hard-earned money and precious time if they told us that it would be far harder than we think for far longer than we think ... but that it would also be fun, rewarding and one of the best challenges ever. Some people do cross-word puzzles or Sudoku ... we learn new words and conjugate verbs. What keeps us engaged in this seemingly endless task?
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Joyce, I think not only the language industry but pretty much every industry out there that markets to the public. Por ejemplo, tu comentario ""thin thighs in 30 days"...¡qué chistozo! We citizens of the United States...and maybe other places as well...have been conditioned to think that anything and everything can be had quickly, easily and with little effort on our part. All it takes is money. To answer your question, I think that some people would part with their hard earned money if they knew just how difficult learning a new language is. But many of them would get frustrated and would quit, leaving about the same number of us who will succeed. What keeps me engaged? 1. I have always wanted to learn a foreign language. 2. I fancy myself a traveler rather than a tourist, and I think that travelers should accommodate themselves to the places they visit, not the other way around. 3. I hope to meet Sofia Vergara some day and talk to her in Spanish.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Actually for me it is something to do. Plain and simple. I have a better chance of becoming proficient in Spanish than becoming a good guitar player, learning the bible, playing the piano or singing or anything else that catches my fancy. I get frustrated sometimes because I think I should be much better than where I am, I take my 4 granddaughters to school every morning. Yesterday, I decided that we should pray in Spanish and the oldest one who is taking Spanish in high school did a good job in leading us in prayer in Spanish. One of those amazing moments.
Joyce-W1

Joyce-W1

Me gusta mucho, "algo hacer." Me también ... pero no nunca pensaba de lo como eso. Tengo un "hammered dulcimer" ... cuál no puedo tocar, también no entiendo la teoría de la música. No se si podría aprenderlo bien ... nunca. Tal vez, un idioma es algo puedo aprender ... si me aplico. I really like "something to do." Me, too but I never thought of it like that. I have a hammered dulcimer ... which I can't plan, also I don't understand music theory. I don't know if I could ever learn it well. Perhaps language is one thing I can learn if I apply myself. (Corrections always appreciated.)

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