My plans to get into a regular routine with Russian haven't really gone that well. The group lessons I'd signed up for were cancelled due to lack of interest, and it has been difficult to find time, motivation or both. However, I have been pretty much consistent with memrise, doing anything from 5-20 minutes a day. I'm at the point now where it's a regular habit to open the app daily and spend some time on there. I also have a reminder that pops up during the day if I do forget, which is very helpful.
I'm also heading to the Polyglot workshop run by Olly Richards, Alex Rawlings and Richard Simcott this weekend! How great (and hopefully motivating) is that going to be! Very excited to be going. Will share my experience here afterwards.
I returned to italki last night, with my first session in 5 months. My last tutoring session was actually the evening before I had the phone call to say my dad was in hospital. It has taken me a little while to contact my tutor and explain why I suddenly disappeared after buying a package of lessons. I was so nervous about the session as it feels as if I've forgotten so much, plus I hadn't spoken any Russian since that last session. However, my tutor was lovely and so patient. We did some basic vocab, and she reminded my how to conjugate verbs and it was all fine! I really hope that the combination of traditional type lessons in a group, and italki sessions will work in a positive way for me.
До встречи :)