100 Days of Spanish: My Resources

I guess there’s no real reason for me to hold off on beginning until tomorrow, but I’d like to start with as clean a slate as possible, so I keep scouting out my Spanish resources but I’m trying not to use them.

To take my mind off this (although I could be studying something else or actually doing some work…) I thought it might be a good idea to write out a list of the resources I’ll be using for this challenge. More or less everything I’m using is free – because I don’t like to spend too much money, even if I’m not a student anymore. 😉

So, without further ado…

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100 Days of Spanish

I guess it kind of seems like I’d given up on this blog.

Not really, though I’ve been absent of late. I’m so glad that I managed to get through 26+ posts in August – but I do not know how people keep up with daily posting on a regular basis; it wore me out. Then mid-September, I moved to mainland Europe and started my job in Austria at the beginning of October. …I’m not sure what happened after that, because here I am, having left the UK over two months ago and I’ve not updated this blog at all.

So, first things first: the currently-running six week challenge. I’ve entered with Chinese, which kind of is a massive cheat language for me (though saying that, I can’t break into the top ten; those people are hardcore!) but I could literally feel it trickling out of my brain and it was time to act fast. Plus, I’ve been looking for a course and a friend found me a B2 level one – but that covers the last handful of lessons in NPCR 4, which is the book I used at uni last year. So I found out that apparently I’m at C1 level (what the what I don’t believe that at all) but also that there are no courses in Vienna that will accommodate that. So I’ve used the six week challenge as a way of prioritising Chinese (obviously I’m doing a lot more in German, but still) and getting back into the swing of studying after a couple of months of neglect.

But as you can guess from the title, that is not the point of this blog post.

My plan is, over 100 days, so from 00:00 on 1st December 2014 to 23:59 10th March 2014, to study as much Spanish as I can.

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