Finished my tree and going to Nicaragua
I just completed my Spanish tree and have rewarded myself by booking a flight to Nicaragua at the end of this month. The last time there I had just begun climbing the DL Spanish tree. Now that I've completed the climb, I'm very interested in seeing on this visit how much my command of the language has improved. I already know that DL has helped me improve my reading ability a lot, and my hope is that my conversational fluency will have have noticeably moved beyond my fairly good tourist Spanish.
That is way cool! Felicitaciones on finishing the ladder!! Also, have a brilliant time in Nicaragua!! How long are you staying? I feel when I'm immersed in a Spanish speaking country, the fluency of speaking comes after only a few days of carrying out conversations on a daily basis even if it isn't up to par upon arrival. Unfortunately once back home the conversational fluency seems to escape me quickly too due to lack of usage. Buena suerte!
Several years ago my wife and I combined a trip to Nicaragua with one to Costa Rica. A bit to our surprise, we found travel itself in northern Nicaragua as easy as Costa Rica if not more so. We also met many wonderful people. One of these, a nun, related her life story to us over afternoon tea. Later I realized her story would be worth retelling. I also understood that there must be many more people in northern Nicaragua with life stories that could be retold. So this is my forth trip there, gathering .....
Congratulations on finishing the climb. I've just started, and love the program a lot. Have been involved in self paced learning and DL ranks right up there. I read a study on the internet that said that once completing the DL tree, the learns language skill would be at the level of a first year college student. Verdad?