Hello! So I have finished The Deep End! It was well worth doing and I would have progressed even more if I had fully completed all the tasks but - for various reasons - couldn’t. Even so, it did push me and I completed all the level 3 challenges, listened to the Listening Practice and Radio Cymru every day - even Christmas Day. I did sign up to the Tweets and have found them really good. I watch Rownd a Rownd and read some basic books I bought on recommendations from the forum. I don’t live in Wales but speak to my Welsh Cousin every week and practice with her. I have done a few hangouts and plan to really organise myself to do at least one or two a week.
SSIW is fantastic… My mother was Welsh Speaking (North Wales) and I have welsh speaking family there and visit every year. Last July I decided I was going to learn Welsh and set myself a challenge to really go for it at the age of nearly 60. Thank goodness I found SSIW. I can’t believe how much I have learned in this time and my cousin is very impressed! I think you have to always look back on how far you have come rather than what you don’t know.
What next? I will be planning to be there for regular hangouts. I am tackling the Advanced Content - what a brilliant resource! Really interesting as well as helping to grow vocabulary and listening skills! I am also doing the Old Course and have started at Level 1 and I am finding this a really useful recap and reinforcement to the new course with some different vocabulary and some additional explanations. Please don’t take the Old away will you?! I continue to watch and read what I can. I really think that by July this year I will have gone beyond what I thought would be possible. I look forward to continuing to improve my Welsh. Thank you SSIW!