Every September, I feel like studying something new. Why is this? I think it is because the school year in the UK starts in September. So in September, I have the “back to school” feeling. For me, autumn is a season of beginnings, of starting something new. I think many people, especially in Japan, have this feeling in spring. The school year starts in April in Japan, and the cherry blossoms bloom.
I have lived in Japan for a long time, so I can feel this too, but for me, the feeling is stronger in autumn. So what am I going to start?
Well, I decided to start this blog again! Also, I’ve decided to start learning a new language. I am bilingual (I speak English and Japanese), and I speak some Chinese. I have Chinese lessons twice a month. However, I have always wanted to learn Russian. So, I decided to start studying it. I can already read the Cyrillic script, so I think that will make it easier. People say the grammar is difficult, but every language is difficult until you get used to it. I bought a Russian grammar book online, and I am waiting for it to arrive.
While I am waiting, I am learning Russian on Duolingo. It is free, and the lessons are short and easy!
How about you? Are you learning anything new this autumn?
Heather@I Talk You Talk Press