Sometimes I wonder if I have forgotten how to learn! This month I have renewed my vow to learn Italian and have actually been studying it. But MAN - it's hard! I used to think I was good at learning languages (I took a ton of French and could actually speak it... at one time anyway) but now I am starting to wonder.
After a long, busy day at work, studying is the last thing I want to do. I am taking an online course which is good, though I have to say sometimes those peeps talk way too fast! On alternate days, I have Stefano help me conjugate verbs and make sentences. In addition, the dang Rai International channel is on every nite (can I tell you how much I hate Porte a Porte?).
Ok, so for the most part I can get an "idea" of what's being said; I can pick out a few words here and there (which trips me up cuz then I translate them and get behind.. I know I know - I shouldn't translate them) but I feel like I should have a better handle on sentence structure. sigh
I believe the old saying that you're never too old to learn but sometimes i wonder. Could it be I've just forgotten how to study? Have I not studied Italian long enough yet? Am I ever going to reach that "click" moment when things just fall into place? SIGH... I DON'T KNOW. I do know it is very frustrating and I hope I'm not the only one out there struggling - it makes me feel like an idiot really. lol