Weekly Language Learning Goals – Week Eight: Scaling Back

Weekly Language Learning Goals - Week Eight: Scaling Back

Hey everyone! So I’m currently at the end of a nice (well-deserved, if I do say so myself!) long week off work—and though I didn’t hit all of my goals this past week, I did manage some, as well as giving myself some time to relax.

Although I had a productive week and all, I still need to look into scaling those goals back a little more this week. I’m going back to work and there are lots of events coming up (birthdays, etc.) so I know I’m not going to have as much free time. I don’t want to put a lot of pressure on myself to get a million things done in each language, either, because that’s just going to not make it fun—and it being fun is kind of the point at this stage.

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#365daysoflanglearning – Day 52

Hi, guys!

Today’s prompt is another one that’s short and sweet: Learn an idiom in the language you’re learning.

Idioms are really useful in any language–not only will they help you to sound more fluent, they also help to give you some insight into the culture you’re learning about, too. Plus, they’re really fun!

Let me know if you find any you like!

Here’s the picture of the prompt if you’d like to share it:

#365daysoflanglearning - Day 52

See you tomorrow!

#365daysoflanglearning – Day 51

Hi, guys!

So, what do you like to talk about? Sport? Films? Books? It’s important to know–because when you’re learning a new language, you’re going to want to be able to talk about these things in that language as well.

I like to talk about food. A lot. And the fun thing about food is that we basically all end up talking about it because we all need it! 😉

Today’s prompt, then, is a food-related reading one: Read a recipe in the language you’re learning.

That’s it! If you’re feeling ambitious, note down your new words and bookmark some recipes to try later…

Here’s your pic to share the prompt and I’ll see you tomorrow!

#365daysoflanglearning - Day 51

#365daysoflanglearning – Day 50

Hi, guys!

First of all, I have a question for you today: Do you use Duolingo? If you don’t, and you haven’t tried it, then maybe use today to give it a whirl. If you don’t because you don’t like it–fair enough. But today’s prompt focuses on just one of its new features, one that I quite enjoy.

Use the chatbots on Duolingo.

If you have the Duolingo app, then a few months ago you might have noticed that they added chatbots (for Spanish and German at least, though I imagine for a few other languages too) for you to practise what you learn. Your task today is to try them out–but instead of using your phone’s keyboard, I suggest you use the microphone. I’ve tried this with Spanish and it’s a fun way to practise speaking (making sure your pronunciation is sooooooooo clear) without actually having to talk to anyone! 😉

Let me know how this goes and I’ll see you tomorrow!

#365daysoflanglearning - Day 50

#365daysoflanglearning – Day 49

Hi, guys! Having a good weekend? I hope so!

Today’s prompt is one that should be short and fun for all of you.

Listen to the radio for fifteen minutes.

Now, I don’t really care what you listen to–obviously talk radio is the best, because people are talking, but if you listen to top 40, then that doesn’t really matter. The point is to get some exposure to your language in action (so maybe do switch over if all you’re hearing is English/your native language), however that comes across. Fifteen minutes should do you fine, but if you’re feeling ambitious (and have the time), then try listening for a little longer.

Let me know if you find any cool radio stations! And here’s the picture if you’d like to share:

#365daysoflanglearning - Day 49

See you tomorrow!