Writing?

Writing in English it’s been the hardest thing during the school year.

Don’t get me wrong, speaking is hard too but writing an essay or a paragraph is harder.

I remember the first time I wrote my first paragraph in English, it didn’t go as I was expecting. I made many many errors and I had to redo it a couple of times, but at the end I completed the assignment. What helped me, and still does, is http://www.wordreference.com/ : I can translate any word and have the word translated right away.

The other problem is thinking in Italian and writing in English, the grammar structure is completely different and trying to translate simultaneously takes a lot of mental energy. For instance, the first week of school was a constant headache because my brain was trying to switch language and at the end it did.

Right now, with 2 full months left I can say that one of my goal has been reached: I usually can write without using any translation methodĀ even though I still make some mistakes. I feel more confident now in my abilities then I was at the beginning of the year, and the best feeling is that now I can say that I know almost perfectly the most spoken language of the world.