The way we learn in school is like stuffing cats in a sack. They don’t stay in there and you just get upset with the whole process. You didn’t cram the Pimsleur. Don’t start cramming this new vocabulary and grammar. Mellow out and spend the same thirty minutes a day or a bit more noodling through this kind of book with its CDs. Milk it. Milk it big time until you have worked your way through it all at your own pace. R. Earle Harris.
That’s got to be one of the funniest analogies I’ve heard in a long time. Makes me not so worried about the pace I’m taking to learn two languages at once.
The Pimsleur Russian is coming along slowly, and I’ve decided to learn the Cyrillic. In for a penny, in for a pound. Here’s the kicker, why do Russians read typeface on signs, but write in script? Trudging along.
Brown University website on writing Russian script.