I speak English all day long. I read English. I write in English.
Raul speaks too quickly in Spanish and has troubles speaking slowly, so he speaks to me in English.
I insist, however, on speaking in Spanish to him, but I’ve noticed that I’m losing my comprehension skills, which were never that high to begin with. I can still speak it okay, but I don’t hear enough Spanish to feel comfortable with it. I know that it takes a long time to understand a language, but I’ve made it harder for myself with all this English around me.
Raul’s mother gave me some Spanish workbooks. I’m going to start reviewing them, especially listening to the CDs that accompany them. Hopefully that will stop some of the language erosion.
- Skills are learned once – they need to be practiced.
- Life may try to interfere with goals – make sure that doesn’t happen.