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Learning difficulties/ dificultades de aprendizaje

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Since I started learning Spanish I have always had problems with good days and bad days. Some days I feel like a native speaker and others I feel as if I had never spent any time studying at all. Originally I thought that that was just the way it was but someone recently told me that it was due to my learning methodology. I was wondering if anyone else has had similar problems and what they have done to try to comba them.

Desde que empecé a aprender español he tenido problemas con los días buenos y días malos. Algunos días me siento como si fuera natívo pero en otras como si nunca hubiese pasado nisiquera una hora aprendiendo español. Originalmente pensé que era así pero recién alguien me dijeron que era debido a mí forma de aprendizaje. Me preguntaba si alguien más ha hecho problemas similares y quiero saber que han hecho para superarlos.

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updated AGO 21, 2009
posted by Robert-Austin

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...but someone recently told me that it was due to my learning methodology.

Well, I - for one - would not complain at all about a learning methodology that allowed me to feel like a native speaker some days! In fact, I was hoping you would continue to describe how you learn! And on those off days, you can just be quiet. Quiet days can be nice, too.

Speaking English for me is akin to breathing. Speaking any second language isn't necessarily difficult - mistakes or no - but it's not like breathing, either - ever....for me.

For bi- tri n-lingual people it probably is. I guess a bilingual person would never have an off-day. For sure if one were to stop breathing, well....

Anyway, I sure couldn't even guess how to become bilingual and that may be what you are asking. Wouldn't it be great to get an answer to that!

updated AGO 21, 2009
posted by Janice
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This may or may not have to do with your methodology. However, using my experience with learning both Spanish and music, I think it is a normal experience we all share. Some days I feel so encouraged by my accomplishments. A few days later, all I can think of is how far I have to go.

The most important thing is to stick with it. No matter what method you are using to learn, something is always better than nothing. Do something every day. I have been involved with music for decades longer than I have with Spanish. I can honestly say, even this past week I felt the way you are describing about playing the piano.

So please be encouraged. It is always good to tweak and improve the way you learn. But most importantly...keep going! Good luck!!!

updated AGO 21, 2009
posted by Nicole-B
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I have had similar problems. The key is to always practice a little each day, that way you don't feel like you have forgotten what you've learned. I started learning spanish 6 years ago, and even today I get into slumps if I don't practice or use my Spanish on a regular basis.

updated AGO 21, 2009
posted by LAtINaPunKROcKerAConFundidA
But I have been slightly dislexic since I was little, so maybe that's just me. - LAtINaPunKROcKerAConFundidA, AGO 21, 2009
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