The upshot of this is that I never did learn another language at school. I had absolutely no interest in learning French (my wife speaks French so between us we have that covered) and still don’t. I so; however, have a great love for Spain and so Spanish has always been a language I’ve wanted to learn; at least to a conversational level if for no other reason than to prevent this from every happening again!
Anyway, I am pleased to report that I am now back on the wagon. I’ve started using duolingo.com to practice (a great little site and the only one I found that is 100% free) and I’ve found myself a Spanish teacher who does 1-2-1 lessons for only £15 for 2 hours (bargain).
I read somewhere that if you are trying to learn a new language it is a good idea to learn Esperanto first. The idea being that it’s a simple language to learn and it gets you in the right frame of mind for learning. In fact, there is empirical evidence to suggest that this may very well be the case. Does anyone reading this have any thoughts or views on whether this might be worth considering? Please add comments if you do.
I’ll post regular updates on my progress in learning [more] Spanish and might even, at some point, have a go at blogging in Spanish.
Wish me luck!