So 5 weeks of learning Spanish comes to a close with Bueno, enotnces and like all good stories we are left with an open ending! This class, as ever for the weekly review, was conducted over the telephone between David and Jimena, but was far less of a review than previous ones and more of a friendly conversation which went a little something like this:
David, our student, whilst attending a family party via Skype, was at home awaiting the arrival of his vecinita for a night of fun and romance, whilst Jimena, who also at home, was being consolled by her family following the breakup of her relationship…..does it get anymore soap operaesque!! Anyway the conversation continued with discussions about their future trips to Bolivia and Bariloche and it became apparent that la vecinita was not to show. Therefore, and with a good deal of hints from Jimena, the fairly obvious, although unthinkable at the beginning of Bueno, entonces occured…..the arrangement of a date between our hapless lovestarved duo!! But wait…..just as they were eagerly preparing to leave, there was a knock at the door……for me to find out who I guess I’ll have to go ahead with the next level of Bueno, entonces and continue to learn Spanish…..and for you to know whose door the knock was at, then you’ll have to get off your arse and purchase this entertaining course!!
So what of my own progress?? Through this course I am happy to say that my Spanish has improved and I’ve been able to grasp the concepts of many grammatical functions. Some aspects are still rather confusing and I would like to have had some extra activities to accompany the classes and perhaps a little more interaction. However, I have been entertained and learnt a good deal of vocabulary and slang particularly focused at living in Argentina. I am by no means fluent, and one will not become so through Bueno, entonces alone, so naturally I, like all us gringos, need to get out there and practice as much as possible with the those close to me and the ever so friendly locals!!
Hasta la proxima y espero que haya disfrutado su estadia!!