Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote on this blog and on my Facebook page. My Pimsleur challenge language will be Hungarian. I will start my 30-day challenge on 15th April and tweet each day (Internet access permitting as I have some trips during that time too) and update here and on Facebook also.
Some people have asked me a few questions about the challenge and I would like to address them in this post. I have paraphrased some also, so please forgive the lack of quotation marks.
Can I join you in the challenge?
Yes, please do and let me know how you’re getting on with it. I would love to hear from you and all about your experiences.
Are you going to be able to just use Pimsleur?
It will be tough to not use any other resources, but I am going to try to stick to just Pimsleur for this challenge. The point is to see how far it gets me in just 30 days. Also I am studying other languages at the moment, so I don’t have the spare time to dedicate to an intensive study of Hungarian right now anyway.
You made negative criticism of Rosetta Stone and I bet you think Pimsleur will be no good…so what’s the point?
Rosetta Stone is a very different beast. That said, if I were to say that I didn’t have any preconceptions, I’d be a liar. Of course, I do. However, I want to see if the claims the course makes are on the money or not. Does it do what it says on the tin? I have not been through a Pimsleur course yet, so I am genuinely intrigued. Also, I don’t feel happy to make comments until I have tried it for myself.
Will you carry on with Hungarian after the challenge?
Hungarian is also a Balkan language, so there is a fair chance that I will continue learning it in the future too.
If you have any other questions that I have missed here, please do let me know and I will do my best to answer them.