Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MoreThoughts On Languages

Continue Russian to perfection. Study politics and philosophy in French. Ability to function completely in Spanish. More Hungarian.
Those are my goals.

I complain a lot about the lack of time.
I want to do more than languages.

I want to become fit and get my MA.
After writing my thesis I want to get my 2nd BA in psychology and Hungarian (next year).
And two years from now I plan to have my MSc.
A PhD will probably knock on the door at some point.
A career in politics/government is high on the list. 
I want to do all this.
And more.
I want to be a good friend. A great girlfriend. A caring daughter and sister.
I want to travel the world, too. 
I want to do all this although I sometimes feel like lying down on the grass and just die (from stress).

But now to the languages. It is possible to learn a language on your own. But it does require a lot of self-discipline. I don't know if I have that kind of discipline, not when it has to fit into the rest of the schedule. Classes are even more difficult to fit into a schedule, but a good teacher knows how to guide, how to challenge and how to reward. When you're on your own, you are completely on your own. Assessing the progress will be difficult. The same applies to knowing your true level. There are no good local schools, so university is the only option for proper learning with a teacher. Language exchange might be an option, but it would require the other person to be interested and specialised in the same topics,

Ideas? Opinions? Suggestions?

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