Clear the List Goals, April 2019

Language Learning Goals April, 2019 – #ClearTheList

2019 is 1/4 completed, and my Language Learning Goals for the year continue to change. Despite winding things back for March, I made a radical decision to enrol in University to study Biblical Hebrew… and wasn’t THAT a fun choice! So this is what March Language Learning looked like…

March In Review

SPANISH (Each activity 1 time/week minimum)

All Round Linguaphone Spanish Language Kit (1971) No learning
Pronunciation Pimsleur CDs No learning
Grammar  Coffee Break Spanish podcasts No learning
Vocab Anki
5,000 most frequently used words
No learning
Reading/Speaking Shadowing Bible with audio No learning
Listening/Recreation YouTube/Podcasts in Spanish Maybe one YouTube a fortnight!

 

FRENCH

Vocab Anki
5,000 most frequently used words
No learning
Course Linguaphone French Language Kit (1971) No learning
Conversation Skype calls or MundoLingo meetups No learning
Listening/Speaking “French Conversations” from  IWillTeachYouALanguage.com No learning

AFRIKAANS

Vocab Anki
5,000 most frequently used words
No learning
Course FSI Afrikaans Course No learning
Listening/Speaking YouTube/Podcasts in Afrikaans No learning

DUTCH

Dutch/French Laddering – with Frans Leren en Oefenen , and Snel en Vlot Frans Leren Spreken en Begrijpen. No learning

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE

Enrol in Yolgnu and get started! – No learning

Instead…

BIBLICAL HEBREW

Vocab Memrise course,
4 x 30 mins/week
Done
Course Textbook & Workbook
2 chapters/week
Done

And not a lot else!

APRIL GOALS

BIBLICAL HEBREW

Vocab Memrise course,
4 x 30 mins/week
Done
Course Textbook & Workbook
2 chapters/week
Done

And not a lot else!

You know, we make these choices, as language learners… and it’s ok. Particularly if we are learning languages for a hobby, who cares if we jump around? Go with your motivation – and at the moment, Hebrew, and a piece of paper that says I have some knowledge in it, is my motivation.

Obviously switching and swapping isn’t great for steady improvement. But having said that, I did a French self-assessment yesterday, and passed the A1 level with only one error. That’s better than previously. I got about half of the A2 questions right, which is a vast improvement on last attempt. Spanish, on the other hand, has stalled completely.

 

And you? Und Sie? Et toi? En jij? Og þú? En jy? What are your language learning goals for January and 2019? Let me know in the comments below, and join the community over on the #ClearTheList page.

 

Set your language learning goals as a part of the Clear the List Link Up hosted by Shannon Kennedy of Eurolinguiste and Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages.

#ClearTheList is a community language learning goal setting activity, run by Lindsay over at Lindsay Does Languages, and Shannon of Eurolinguiste.  Every month they review their past month’s work, and set new goals for the new month, and invite us all to join them. It is your chance to set monthly language learning goals and achieve them as part of the community.

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