Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Back to school

In my attempt to break my addiction to a certain programme over the last couple of weeks I will try and change the subject. I feel it has sapped any creative ability I ever had. I am currently only capable of writing about media and celebrity trivia. They should put a health warning on such programmes !

Anyway, to try and stay slightly ahead culturally of a certain lady from Bermondsey, I have started taking an evening class to study Russian.

Russian is Mrs. Donatella's mother tongue so I have some incentive as well as some exposure to the language.

The evening class is relatively serious being taught by a proper Russian language school.

I therefore had to be "assessed" as to ability before I started, as I claimed some prior knowledge. I was brought down to earth shortly by being told I should go in the beginners class as I had no knowledge of tenses. Not even the "false beginners" class I was aiming for !

Anyway, I am in week 2 as a beginner. This is my first organised study for around 6 years since I qualified as an accountant. Those exams were dull and boring and as a result a struggle to pass. I had come to the conclusion I was unsuited or incapable of studying again. However studying a language so far seems fun. Russian is hard but it is good to be with a group of like-minded people doing something apart from accountancy and auditing.

It feels like being back at school with a teacher and breaks in the middle of the session and I quite like it.

I don't think there is any danger of me writing a Russian blog but some progress is being made.



Sammy said...

Thank you! Enjoyable new topic :)

The CBB posts were good too, but you CAN have too much of a good thing.

(aka anon)

Luis said...

Thank you Samantha.

Glad you found some interest in the CBB related posts although I agree about having too much of a good thing ! Anyway, thanks for sticking with the blog through that.

It's all (completely) over this Sunday and posts on more varied subjects should be following shortly.