Last week I went to school for learning Russian. I had several attempts to learn the language and this time, finally, the school found a native Russian speaker. So I freed myself for a week to start learning this language. I better need to say re-learning it, because I learned it more than 40 years ago at school. When I started learning French, quite often Russian words came into my mind. A funny thing how memory works 😉
I booked a 30 hours intensive, one-to-one course, 3 hours with the teacher each morning (without any break!), another three hours online work and after that, there was some homework to do.
After three days, I woke up at night, conjugating Russian verbs.
я читаю, ты читаежь, он / она читает, мы читаем,…
I have to admit, that I am very happy the school could not provide the online course on time so that I only had the morning lessons. It was hard, really demanding (the instructions were given in French!) and just before noon I spoke by mixing every language I am capable of.
Aft the end of this week I recall the basic grammar and many more vocables which were deeply hidden in my brain 😉
There is still a long way to go but with the help of some friends and my very patient teacher Irina, I’ll master it.