As you can see from the first part, my learning path of English actually took quite a long time, approximately 12 years. It takes so long and so much effort for me to acquire a foreign language with intermediate-high level or so(TOEIC 930).
Later on, I listed the learning methods I used to learn Spanish:
- Spanish Course at college (2 hours per week for two semesters and 3 hours per week for one semester).
- Try to learn more on Duolingo and Memrise (not every day).
- Using Quizlet to help with vocabulary memorization.
- Occasionally chat(text) with Hispanic players online.
- Listen to Spanish music.
Actually, after listing the learning methods of two languages out, I realized that I spent too little time on my Spanish learning. Plus, I also fail to find hobbies that are closely related to Spanish. I did try to watch videos, play games and read articles in Spanish just like I do with English every day, but it’s not really effective since I need to spend most of the time looking up the words in the dictionary. It is like when I set my game to English for the first time when I was in junior high. I guess I can only try my best to lay a good foundation of my Spanish first before I enter the advanced level. Moreover, I spent lots of time just to have a basic reading comprehension of English. From the other hand, I’ve only studied Spanish for 1 and a half year now and I already acquired basic read comprehension ability. From the perspective of the time spent, I actually do well. But, well is not enough, I believe that with new approaches being applied and more time being invested in my Spanish learning, I can no only do well, but to excel.