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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Weekly Language Learning Goals: Week Four – Readathon Time!

Weekly Language Learning Goals - Week Four: Readathon Time!

Okay, I’m back today for another fun goals post—don’t worry, the blog is going to have a little more about it come February.

I’m going to do a quick look at last week’s goals (and whether I achieved them), then the goals for this week and something a little extra I’m doing this weekend!

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Clear the List: August 2018

Clear the List: August 2018

Hi, guys! It’s been a while, huh?

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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 – 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!