Weekly Language Learning Goals: Week Three – Time to Watch Some TV

Well, I’m back a couple of days later than I’d hoped, but I’ve had my goals ready since Tuesday and I’ve been working on them, too.

First, though, a recap of last week and what I achieved (or not).

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Why I’m Setting Weekly Goals For Language Learning (& my goals for the second week of 2019)

Hi, all! First things first, Happy New Year! I hope you’re all feeling fresh and excited and ready to tackle the next twelve months.

I am—I didn’t really have a chance to work out any New Year’s goals in December so instead I’ve spent the last week thinking about what it is I want to achieve this year.

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Clear the List: November 2017

Clear the List: November 2017

Hello, everyone! I’m back (again) and am ready for some studying and blogging this November. It seems like a good idea to find some indoor activities, since it’s getting so cold and dark out!

It’s been a while since I’ve been actively studying my languages, so I thought kicking off with a Clear the List post was the best way to go. So, without further ado, here are my goals for the next month…

Disclaimer: Although November is a 6WC month and I fully intend on studying throughout, I am also taking part in NaNoWriMo so I’m also going to be writing like crazy. My goals are, therefore, going to be a little on the lighter side this time around. 😉

November’s Goals

Study Mandarin for at least 12 hours. – Mandarin is my 6WC language and it’s one I’d really like to improve as I can feel the deterioration ever since I finished my first degree. I’m hoping to study a little every day (here’s to hoping Duolingo gets their course out sometime next month!) to at least refresh, especially when it comes to reading and writing.

Water everything on Memrise. – My poor Memrise plants! As I often do with actual plants, I have neglected them, and I’d like to fix that. I have an awful lot to water (and obviously I want to learn new words too) but hopefully by December, I’ll be starting with a more-or-less blank slate.

Keep up a month-long streak on Memrise, Duolingo, and Clozemaster. – None of these three websites, alone, can help you entirely learn a language, but I like all three and I’d like to get into the habit of using them every day. I have individual point targets on each one that I have to hit, but it doesn’t add up to that much time, especially considering all the downtime I have right now getting to or from work.

Read at least one book/watch a couple of films in German. – I still actively use my German (and I’m going back to Vienna in December, yay!), but I’m now having to make an effort again to maintain it. I’m also not going to hit my Super Challenge targets (better luck next time) but there’s no reason not to keep going!

That’s it for this month–I don’t want to overwhelm myself with everything else I have planned, so this keeps things nice and simple. I’m going to document my 6WC progress throughout November, so I’ll be back at least weekly.

Bye for now! 🙂

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#365daysoflanglearning – Learn a New Language in 2017!

Hallo, Leute! So we’re mid-holiday season over here and for me, that means it’s time to look forward to the year ahead. In terms of language learning, 2016 was a little all over the place and despite getting onto my master’s course, where I do use a lot of German, I don’t feel like I achieved that much, language-wise.

However, 2017 is coming and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d like to do in a fresh new year. I have (as ever) lots of ridiculously ambitious goals, many of which will probably fall to the wayside within the first week, but I also have one key concept, one word to keep in mind the whole year.


It’s something a lot of people struggle with in a lot of different aspects of their lives (myself included, obviously) and I know that for myself at least, one of the difficulties with remaining consistent is that thinking about doing the same thing every day is, well, boring.

So I’ve come up with something a little different…
#365daysoflanglearning - Learn a New Language in 2017For 2017, then, I invite you to join me in the #365daysoflanglearning “challenge.” My plan is simple: to post a task here every day for the entire of 2017 that you can work on to progress in whatever language you’re learning.

You may not want to do all of them, you may not be able to do all of them, but the point is to attempt to be as consistent as possible with your efforts. You may look at the task and hate it, but it might inspire you to do something else.

Some of the tasks will be organised into levels, so that if you’re at a higher level in your TL you’re not just learning greetings, for example, and there’s nothing saying you have to stick to one language throughout–if you’re learning more than one, mix and match if you’d like.

It’s all up to you.

If you are interested in taking part in the challenge, at any point, let me know! I already have the tasks planned out for January and February so there’s plenty of language-learning goodness ahead.

(Oh, and if you want to share, we’ve got a hashtag: #365daysoflanglearning 😉 )

I’ll see you back here on the 1st January–in the meantime, have a Happy New Year! 😀

Super Challenge: May 2016

Hey, guys! So, we’re into June, everything’s great – and can you believe that the first month of the Super Challenge is over already? Now, what I’m planning to do each month is write a short post detailing what I did and whether I’ve noticed any progress.

[Quick note: if you don’t know what the Super Challenge is, then go here first! 🙂 ]

Super Challenge: May 2016 | 学习Sprachen

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