As I reported last week, I had my first exam in my Bisaya course yesterday. The results were exactly what I was hoping for! Out of around 200 words in my vocabulary, I got 100% correct! I was so happy to be able to accomplish that! Next week, I have another exam as well, this time in writing and translating sentences from English to Bisaya and also from Bisaya to English. I actually thought that this exam would also be part of todays session, but my teacher told me that we will do that next week. I feel like I am pretty well prepared for that as well, though.
I am feeling really good about my course and my ability to learn Bisaya. I have taken classes twice before, but never got even close to where I am now, so this is very encouraging. I am feeling like I am just on the cusp of being able to speak Bisaya with some degree of fluency. Basically, I am at the point where if I just add additional vocabulary, I can say or understand the language pretty well. That is a great feeling for me, because it is something that I really want to accomplish. I am tired of going around in public and being the only person in the group who cannot really participate in a conversation. If I become fluent in Bisaya, it will really improve my quality of life here in the Philippines!
Sige na….. ugma na lang.