Bobsled Run

You have 4 options: the 5 day run, the 10 day run, the 5 week run or the 10 week run.

Now, let's be UTTERLY clear about what they involve, and what they don't involve.

We can't offer meetups and chat as part of the process - yet.  To be honest, I just haven't figured out how to do it - I'm sure we could use Google Hangouts, or Skype, but I can't see how to get the timing to work for everyone.  I'm going to keep thinking about this, though, and try to crack it - even if it means we have to do some extra coding and build a tool ourselves.

So what you'll get now:

1) a reminder to do one new session each day for the length of the Bobsled Run, with detailed daily explanations about the right approach to take, and how to make sure you get the best possible results and don't waste any time.

2) a daily challenge which will keep you on your toes and build a set of habits and tools that will make using your Welsh (and understanding other people who speak Welsh) something that happens more often and more naturally for you.  Warning: some of them might be a bit scary!  But you'll feel like a victorious gladiator when you complete them...:-)

3) daily responses and cries of encouragement to your 'how it went' comments on the forum (including any problems or hiccups), and a personal response from me on your Graduation Day post (I'll try and respond to everything else you put on the forum, but experience has taught me that sometimes I run out of time!).

How much time will it take?

I think you should set aside an hour a day.  If you can do more, that'll be great, but an hour will be enough for it to be genuinely valuable.

If you can't commit an hour a day for 5 days (or 10 days) then please *don't* do this - it's not a good fit for you.

How much is it?

I've ummed and ahhed about this - I want it to be cheap and accessible, but I want it to feel serious, too, so that you're inspired to give it your best effort.

In the end, I've gone for £15 for the 5 day/week version, and £19 for the 10 day/week version (because obviously I think you'll get more benefits to your Welsh by doing the 10 day/week version!).

And of course this is all pretty experimental - so please rest absolutely assured that if you get to the end of the Bobsled Run and you're not happy with how it went, just let me know and I'll refund you immediately, without any questions or hard feelings - I'll just be grateful to you for having helped test it.

[If you're desperate to do this but there's no way you can afford it, drop me a line, let me know why it's impossible and why you want to do it, and I'll see if we can open up a few scholarship entries.]

When will it start?

You'll get a confirmation email as soon as you pay.  Click on the link at the time of day that you will want to receive your bobsled run challenges, because the first official Bobsled Run email will arrive 24 hours later...:-)

(Before you go ahead and sign up, though, please add to your address book, so that you will definitely get the confirmation email - the Bobsled Run can't start until you click the link in that email, so if you don't see it in a few minutes, please check your spam folder!).

5 day Welsh Bobsled Run (£15):

10 day Welsh Bobsled Run (£19):

5 week Welsh Bobsled Run (£15)

10 week Welsh Bobsled Run (£19)