Un nuevo objetivo en mente. Alcanzando el siguiente nivel.
I’m slowly but steadily entering into the intermediate stage in Spanish. I’m very happy that I’ve made it this far without getting off track. I’ve definitely made my fair share of mistakes and I’ve taken detours but I’ve continued in the direction of my goals.
I’m learning that everything is subject to change: how I go about reaching my goals, my attitude, and desires.
Looking back at my post from last month, I realize how I’ve shifted. I’m still heading in the same direction but, again, I have a different perspective just in a month’s time. I have come to a realization that I want to get a B1 certification in Spanish.
If you are not familiar with the CEFR system and various levels check out this site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Learning Spanish is life changing and I take this journey seriously because I want to be successful. I want to show my little brother that it’s possible to learn Spanish without living abroad who thinks otherwise and, more importantly, I want to prove to myself that I can reach a high level of fluency. A certificate will indicate that I’ve reached a certain proficiency in a language.
Looking forward, I know that it will benefit my career to have a professional certificate to indicate my knowledge and control over the language. If I’m at a comfortable B1 level I’ll be independent in the language when it comes to everyday conversations or conversations about topics that are important to me. Instead of reaching for the translator app or hesitating so often I’ll be able to speak fluidly. I envision that I will have everyday conversations and in-depth conversations about my personal interests.
Here’s my big plan:
- Find a program that provides a certificate B1 upon completion. The program must be cost-effective and easy to do along with other responsibilities. I’m most likely going to go for Lingoda because their curriculum is great and the online small-group classes are fun and engaging.
- Do the work to complete the program and earn the certification of completion.
- Compliment it with a certificate from either a nationally or internationally recognized organization in this field.
I’m excited about this new chapter in my journey! Truly a journey of inner growth, work, passion, and perseverance.
Keep learning new, exciting things and growing through challenges! Sigue con el buen trabajo.
Con una sonrisa,
Image by Walkerssk from Pixabay. Chichén Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico.