Semester end break-up of English language school. Speeches about struggling and difficult, hard work. That’s the mental association people have with learning languages—students, staff and administrators. So sad. So wrong.
I’m happy to glean an understanding by skipping through a foreign-language book. The only “difficulty” I have is that I love reading too much. I become diverted toward books in English.
The trick is to incorporate some activity that makes the other language more fun. That’s the thing that I have going these days with HP2 in Japanese. The story itself—meh. But kanji coding adds to the excitement.