No lesson today. I just need to breathe a little bit.
My last update post was some time back in Thanksgiving. Back then I said I was up to my ears in work and I thought it’d get better once we get to the holiday. If I had more free time, I could write more lessons and experiment new features for the website.
Well, now is the holiday and I’m still up to my ears in work. I can work up to an amount and then crash. I feel like crashing 🙂 I budgeted my time as best as I could but I still don’t get as much done as I wish to.
Anyway, what’s next for the site for the next month (and maybe next year)?
More vocabulary casual conversation / situation: this is easier to explain than grammar. Expect this to appear more often.
Grammar lessons as usual, though the writing is so intensive that I won’t be able to write as much and as frequently as I did before.
Audio (and video)
- self-recorded: well… tentatively. I’m still testing. A couple of test posts are up, but that’s it. The main thing is I still don’t have time to record, edit & post. It’s very time consuming. I’m still looking for a good voice recorder, too.
- online audio & video: I swear if I found a reliable source for audio and video, I’ll post it up right away. Nothing helps a learner like listening to a ton of stuff. Gets you ready faster than anything. Anyone wants to go digging on YouTube (and wading through tons of junk) with me? No taker? 🙂
By the way, a word about “contributors”: I started to get emails/comments about “contributors” to the site. Bad news: I’m pretty disappointed with the proposals that I received. Most people who write to me
- despite being native speakers, don’t have any experience teaching Vietnamese. This is the main thing. Without experience, they don’t really have anything (like idea or suggestion or content) to contribute. Not sure what they can help me with.
- don’t show any real commitment – they think it’s all nice and fun and easy to write / prepare all these lessons. Every week or month I sit down and make a real commitment to do this: I would spend at least this much time, and write at least this number of lessons. If someone writes me a couple of time then disappear, well…
Anyway, things will get better 🙂