I am NOT a quitter. But Tuesday I did. I quit my Russian language class.
I was getting pretty overwhelmed with the grammar – too many cases and endings. Did you know that there are 12 different words to say “my” in Russian? And that is just the beginning.
On top of it all, I wasn’t learning the words I needed for everyday life – or not remembering enough of them in the panic to get homework done and more rules used. And I tend to be shy talking if I’m not sure how to say what I want to. Hence, not speaking enough in class. It would have been easier, I think, to be in a group.
So, I feel bad about quitting…. and yet, it’s like I had a big Sakhalin brown bear on my back, and now he is gone. I have other ways of learning. – My Russian101 pod casts and my Earworms app are based on useful dialogue.
And television. I spend Tuesday watching the Olympics in Russian, and I learned a new word – молодец (maladitz).
It means “well done”! I think that is a good start.