Spanish class reflection will not be about reviewing how the class was taught or if it necessarily improved my ability in Spanish. This article is about what else I learnt about how to learn and what it made me realise about life tasks in general.
There are so many ways to learn something, from immersion to little by little but all have the commonality that if you’re going to succeed in it, you’ll be needing consistency.
It has been a few weeks since the end of the course and I’ve practised here and there but not at the same level, and although I’ve retained a fair amount, it’s not so fresh in mind. This may have been affected by my recent trips away with different languages been spoken but this doesn’t mean I’ve given up.
Consistency is the key to success and social interaction is a growth that can’t really be achieved in another manner, or at least so easily.
I recently saw a quote on my Instagram feed which something along the lines of, “if you can’t find anyone to join you, go by yourself and you’ll find people who think the same way as you.”
Your group of friends might be great but you’re unlikely to match on every single interest and that’s where networking and exploring new ventures can open up avenues to meeting people that you match on different areas. Joining a Spanish course allowed me to meet people who all had the same common goal, and yet we all had such different personalities, it was somewhat enlightening.
I’ll leave it here with these two lessons I learnt from the course:
Lesson 1: Be consistent in your pursuit of goals and you’ll see it develop towards that
Lesson 2: Social interaction shouldn’t be limited but widened through exploring, either through finding new places or trying new activities