Congratulations folks—firstly to Graham for your honesty in articulating your frustrations and concerns, then to everyone who has responded so fully and helpfully with excellent suggestions, information and encouragement.
I find this thread heart-warming and a great testimony to the constant kindness and support fellow SSiWers show one another, especially to anyone who is struggling to find their own best strategy for learning Welsh and for using SSiW as a tool.
As someone who is deaf/hard-of-hearing, I not only used the pause button, but cranked up the sound, and then came on the Forum to ask if anyone could tell me what the &$#@ sound or word was in Level A, B or C—Challenge X, Y or Z. Soon I discovered the wealth of knowledge and kindness that characterizes this community of learners and teachers.
Graham, we hear you—I hear you, and want to add my voice to all those who have already reached out, saying that whatever way you find works best for you is the path you need to follow.
It may take some experimentation, but that is part of the journey in terms of learning about how we each learn best, and how we want to approach a path that has its ups and downs. Every step we take is worth it, even when it helps us realize we are heading in the wrong direction so need to try another way.
One thing is certain, you can be assured of genuine support, and I join those who want to cheer you on.
Very best wishes,