Today I am diving in:
I am particularly enjoying this clip challenging me to really articulate why and what I am doing.
1. KNOW WHY YOU’RE DOING IT
As a New Zealander I am learning reo because it is the language of NZ. It is my hope and desire that I will be able to converse and understand reo. I am realistic and understand this will take time but I am well on the journey.
2. DIVE IN
I am diving in. Having completed Te Reo Puāwai Maori I am determined to stay on the learning roller coaster!
3. FIND A PARTNER
Hmmm, who I wonder will be my reo partner? Maybe it will be Sarah?
4. KEEP IT RELEVANT
I am absolutely determined and committed to making it relevant and manageable. This course breaks it nicely into chunks for me and I am determined to bring it into my work roll daily.
5. HAVE FUN WITH IT
There is no doubt at all that I have fun with it. I am extremely grateful to Gemma for the fun factor she brings to this learning journey too.
6. ACT LIKE A CHILD
In some ways this is not at all a challenge because I love to respond with wonderment and awe, as I hear and learn the language. But I am increasingly challenged to be child like with attempts, repeats, and do get frustrated with myself. I am certainly working on this.
7. LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Agh, my comfort zone is a distant memory and this perhaps will be my greatest opportunity to really move my learning on.
I love listening to the spoken reo and I am listening to the podcasts regularly. The challenge is for me to repeat my learning.
9. WATCH PEOPLE TALK
I love watching Gemma speak and I think watching the spoken language helps me shape the sounds and words…. I will keep watching…
10. TALK TO YOURSELF
Teehee… I am doing this… I often giggle as I hear myself repeating phrases…
(Bonus tip) RELAX! – RELAX – indeed I need to relax and keep at it…
I am committing to keeping up with this course. I am sharing my learning on my blog and also curating links in my reo page on my blog. Woohoo – exciting journey!