|Whiteboards are essential! And mine is not just for|
programming puzzles any more!
Since the last language related post I have enrolled in a local language school which runs a 30-hour beginner Swedish course. We haven't started with classes yet, we're hitting the books next Thursday, 25th of April.
Meanwhile I have received a copy of Complete Swedish package as a gift and it promises to get me from beginner level to "CEFR Level B2" as I master all of the eighteen lessons.
|A gift I hope to put to good use!|
I must let you in on a secret: I have never actually learned a foreign language before. Even if English isn't technically my mothers language (my British Citizenship was granted due to my mother but we are both Slovenian born) I spoke it with members of my family as I child so I have no idea how the actual learning happened.
I didn't need to learn a third language in school, which means that I am now, for the very first time, learning a spoken language from scratch. But I'm not going to let a little thing like that stop me!
I'm happy to report that I have worked through Lesson 1 of the Complete Swedish package and I even solved all of the exercises, or Övningar as I like to call them, twice! The goal of the first lesson was to learn how to introduce yourself by forming simple sentences and start a conversation by asking basic questions.
With that in mind it is time for me to try and form a few of sentences on my own:
Hej! Jag heter David och min fru är heter Rebeka. Vi kommer från Ljubljana, Slovenia, men vi flyttar till Lund, Sverige. Vad heter du och var kommer du ifrån?Unlike my previous go where I just read sentences aloud, this time I formed them completely on my own. Hopefully that made any sense!
I would love to practice my basic sentences so it would mean the world to me if you would answer in the comments! I plan on replying to all of your comments, in Swedish! Tack.
As a side note, you may have noticed that I am no longer a 23-year-old programmer. On Monday I turned 24 and it only took me a day to change the blog description :)