Language Learning Goals March 2019 – #ClearTheList

Here we go! The year is already 1/6 through, and my language learning goals are already going by the wayside! I seem to say this every month, but you know what… I don’t get too concerned about it. I feel it is important to keep making goals, but the world doesn’t end if I miss them. I love learning languages, but if my kids have stuff going on, or I am not feeling the best, I am *so* not going to beat myself up when I don’t get to do as much as I would like.

February (& January!) In Review

SPANISH (Each activity 4 times/week minimum)

All Round Linguaphone Spanish Language Kit (1971)
x 60 mins
Didn’t get to this at all until TODAY! (Yay me 🙂 )
Pronunciation Pimsleur CDs
x 30 mins
Arrived last week… so no.
Grammar  Coffee Break Spanish podcasts x 30 mins Got to 2 or 3 podcasts in total
Vocab Memrise
5,000 most frequently used words
x 15 mins
Not at all
Reading/Speaking Shadowing Bible with audio
x 15 mins
Once
Listening/Recreation YouTube/Podcasts in Spanish
x 60 mins
Probably a total of 60 mins over the two months!

 

FRENCH

Vocab Memrise
5,000 most frequently used words
x 5 mins/day
Nup!
Course Linguaphone French Language Kit (1971)
x 30 mins, 3 times/week
Nup!
Conversation Skype calls & MundoLingo meetups
x Weekly
Nearly – I had an iTalki lesson, and went to a couple of meetups.
Listening/Speaking “French Conversations” from  IWillTeachYouALanguage.com
x 30 mins, 3 times/week
Nup – but did listen to a lot of InnerFrench

DUTCH

Dutch/French Laddering – with Frans Leren en Oefenen , and Snel en Vlot Frans Leren Spreken en Begrijpen. Just as I feel like it. – Didn’t feel like it! 😀 BUT, I did have two iTalki sessions, one language exchange and one introductory lesson, which were both great.

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE

Decide between Yolngu (Arnhem Land), Arrernte (Around Alice Springs), Yuggambeh (Logan city) and Yuggerah (Brisbane city) – I visited the local Indigenous Culture Centre, and they only have a few word lists, not any courses as such… so it won’t be a local language if I learn one. And I may have missed the enrolment for the other languages, so I will have to check that tomorrow. 

EXTRA AND UNEXPECTED

My church unexpectedly held some Biblical Hebrew classes (very much an introduction) which I am really enjoying. Of course, it is going very slowly (we have covered the “Alef-bet” in 4 lessons… and are yet to start on vowels! But that is fine. Because it is extra and unexpected, anything more than that would have been too difficult to fit in.

 

GOALS FOR MARCH

I’m going to wind it back for March – let’s see if I can actually meet my goals! (This is me doing what I call “Intentional Under Promising” … in the hope that I can overshoot and feel great! :D)

SPANISH (Each activity 1 time/week minimum)

All Round Linguaphone Spanish Language Kit (1971) 30 mins x 2 sessions
Pronunciation Pimsleur CDs 30 mins
Grammar  Coffee Break Spanish podcasts 30 mins
Vocab Anki
5,000 most frequently used words
5 mins/day
Reading/Speaking Shadowing Bible with audio 5 mins x 3 sessions
Listening/Recreation YouTube/Podcasts in Spanish 30 mins

 

FRENCH

Vocab Anki
5,000 most frequently used words
5 mins/day
Course Linguaphone French Language Kit (1971) 30 mins x 2 sessions/week
Conversation Skype calls or MundoLingo meetups Weekly
Listening/Speaking “French Conversations” from  IWillTeachYouALanguage.com 30 mins x 2 times/week

AFRIKAANS

Vocab Anki
5,000 most frequently used words
5 mins/day
Course FSI Afrikaans Course 30 mins x 1 session/week
Listening/Speaking “French Conversations” from  IWillTeachYouALanguage.com 30 mins x 2 times/week

DUTCH

Dutch/French Laddering – with Frans Leren en Oefenen , and Snel en Vlot Frans Leren Spreken en Begrijpen. Just as I feel like it.

 

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE

Enrol in Yolgnu and get started! Or maybe Ancient Hebrew or Greek… not sure. 🙂

 

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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