Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I can honestly say that I feel like my Swahili is finally improving. My students are most to thank – they correct me when I make mistakes and help me when I ask. However, I do notice that I am unable to retain and recall things that used to be so easy for me to do in Japan. I think it’s a crap statement- but I think it’s because I am getting a little older. Learning Japanese at 22 was probably easier than to try to do at 28. Even though Swahili is a far simpler language, things just don’t stick as quickly as they used to. But, trust me, my Swahili still sucks, so don’t expect great things from me. It’s just a noticeable improvement for once. And yes, Jon’s is far better than mine (he studies easily one hour per day as opposed to my one hour every other month).