6WC November 2015: Progress Report #006

Hey guys! How are things going? Well, I hope.

For me, things are going well in a general sense – I can’t complain, certainly. In a language challenge sense… I’ve finally hit the slump. Maybe not as badly as in past challenges, but I can feel it there. Let me tell you about what I’ve been up to the past few days.

6WC November PR 006

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6WC November 2015: Progress Report #005

Hi guys! Happy Monday! I hope this week has started out well for you all.

Yet again, it’s time for a progress report about the 6WC – we’re onto number five and we’re now over two weeks in, so how far have I managed to get?

6WC November PR 005

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6WC November 2015: Progress Report #001

Hi guys! So, it might seem a little soon, but here is my first progress report for November’s 6WC. I was going to do weekly reports, but I always plan to do those and then never follow through; I think it has a lot to do with which day the beginning of the challenge falls on and weekends just do not work well for me. I thought, then, it might be better if I tried to post a (short) update every few days instead.

Part of that is because I figure if I’m talking about this challenge at the beginning, when it’s still exciting and everyone’s putting in all their effort, I’d be encouraged enough to keep going for the rest of it. Part of it is because the more often I post, the shorter those posts can be. It’s win-win for all of us! 😉

And so, without further ado…

6WC November Progress Report 001

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Happy (end of) February!

I’ve been meaning to get this post up for a while.

Basically, January was a weird month for me, studying-wise. None of my weekends were free (by choice), so that meant I had to try and hit all my goals in the week – which I am notoriously, terribly lazy about. I made a lot of statements here about what I would and wouldn’t do. Some worked, some didn’t.

Here’s what I learnt:

  • Taking on however many challenges I tried to take on for January didn’t really work. I don’t think I logged any tadoku pages (though I did read – it’s hard to log kindle pages) and I was half-hearted about the rest of the challenges too.
  • I said a while ago that I was trying to spend 100 days intensively studying Spanish, but that has really not panned out either. Oops.
  • I did try to use German quite intensively – and still do – but there are some problems I’m having that I’m going to address another time. However, I have been using it more than I used to, so I am still kind of proud of my progress.

February has been a little better, but not much.

Still, the one thing to remember always is that any work is better than no work at all. Yes, try and be consistent. Yes, try and spend time on your hobbies (whatever they may be) when you can. But literally anything is better than nothing. Nothing is just that.

I’m coming to accept that now, which is nice. I’m also beginning to flex my conversational muscles a little again (in German here in Austria and in Chinese with some friends online), which is helping me to rebuild some sorely needed enthusiasm.

I’m also still trying to power through with Spanish – I’ve been using a Teach Yourself Complete Spanish book (that I picked up really cheap) and I am enjoying that. I might also be learning a little Slovak on the side. 😉 I just couldn’t resist!

I’ve also spent some time thinking about what I might blog about for the April A to Z Challenge (which I have signed up to take part in) aaaaaaaaand I have an idea for a weekly feature I’m going to start here later this week.

It has something to do with books.

Anyway, how are you doing? Getting on with your languages? Don’t forget that the six week challenge is running through February and the first couple of weeks of March – so we’re only halfway through; there’s still time to join in. I’m in about 43rd place, I think.

I hope everyone’s enjoying February – and looking forward to spring! 😀