Ok confession time…
… since my last post on learning to speak Polish with the rather excellent Rosetta Stone language course I have been rather spasmodic in my attention to it. Now I could just blame the fact that life has swamped me or even stand up to be counted as one of the lazy folk in this world who is easily distracted and has zero will power, both true to a degree. Though I think it is fairer to say that I have a lifestyle that is not conducive to this exercise, let me explain…
I work a rather severe shift pattern that has me up at 3am one week and the next week going to bed at 5am; this takes a severe toll on the body and spirit. Coupled with the fact that I have one of the few remaining jobs in the universe that is not computer related means my access to a PC is limited. I tend to find that when I have the time to learn I have no energy or attention to fully indulge in the wonders of learning new stuff, especially complex matters like Polish.
I was starting to think that this was a lost cause and that I was not going to be able to maximise my limited access to this wonderful opportunity.
Then a life changing connection was made.
Sitting there one day waiting to come home I was playing around with my phone, a smart phone when I discovered that there was an app for that!
There is an app for everything these days, but the app I was focused on was the Rosetta Stone Mobile App.
A quick download and install later, I entered in my obligatory password and username and voila there was not only my course but it already knew what lessons I had taken, my scores and my progress point. This changed everything, now all I need is a Wi-Fi connection and an ear piece with a microphone, sorted.
I still have the problem that I do not have access to the writing part of the exercises but that for me is not an issue as my main goal is to be able to talk in Polish and have the added bonus of being able to read Polish.
I am also kind of hoping that if I crack those two targets that the writing part will flow along naturally, time will tell.
Wish me luck.
*We received on online pass for 6 months in order to try the Rosetta Stone language course.