Thu, 24 May 2012
Why I put it on the list: I've always liked learning languages, and the couple of times I interacted with deaf people, it turned out they could sign really well and I just made a fool of myself like a typical hearing person.
What I did: I did an introductory course, but there was a point where I needed to revise and take a test, and the instructor was becoming unwell. In the end, the course never finished. I switched to an introductory Mandarin course at the University instead as I had lots of Chinese colleagues. It was pretty good fun and taught me that I can pick up most things quickly.
What next: I'm a little busy for language learning at the moment. I think I get enough exposure through work trips to various countries.