For the past few years, I’ve hosted the Language Learning Reading Challenge. It’s grown into a fun community of learners, but I wanted to take things further.
Reading is an incredible way to get comprehensible input, but it’s also an enjoyable way to work on your languages.
Through the Language Learning Reading Challenge, I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of incredible language learners who also love reading. And while the monthly prompts are a great way to combine the two, I also thought the community could benefit from a more intensive version of the challenge.
Hence the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge.
The 30 Day Language Reading Challenge
So what’s the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge and how is it different from the normal challenge?
The normal challenge is year long and each month has a theme. And while I encourage participants to read in their languages each month, it’s not required as long as the reading benefits your knowledge of the language (or it’s culture or even learning strategies) in some way.
In the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge, only reading done in your target language counts.
During the 30 days, we’ll aim to rack up as much reading as we can. We’ll count pages (or words) read, keep track of new phrases and words we’re learning, what they mean, and share weekly summaries of what we’ve read – in our target languages!
It’s going to be a ton of fun.
If you’re interested in the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge, you can sign up here.Join the Challenge
I hope to see you in the challenge. We’re starting September 1st, 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will there be another challenge after the one in September?
A: Most likely, but that will depend on participation in the September challenge.
Q: What should I read?
A: Whatever you like. Whether it’s coursebook dialogues or crime fiction, news articles or comic books, it doesn’t matter. The goal is to get you reading in your target language every day for an entire month.
Q: Where will the challenge take place?
A: The challenge prompts will be sent out via email, but the conversation will take place on Facebook. If you’re not on Facebook, that’s not a problem. You’ll have access to all the documentation and can still share your progress with me via email.
Q: How do I count how much I’ve read?
A: If reading digitally (ebooks or with LingQ), these tools can help you do this. If you’re reading a physical book, count the number of pages you read per day. If a dialogue is most of a page, it counts as one page. If it’s half or less, it counts as half a page. Any English (or native language to you) explanations do not count towards your reading if you’re working with a textbook.Join the Challenge
If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.
16 Jul 2018 - Language Resources