Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | August

With “Back Again” complete, I’m working on my next music project, “Back 2 Back”. It’s pretty far along and I can’t wait to share it with you. I’m still keeping fairly consistent study with each of my languages and I’m getting ready for a trip to Seoul with Lindsay!

On to #clearthelist …

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What’s Been Going On

This coming month, I have two trips in store, and I’ll share more on that soon. I’m working on improving one language for one, and will learn a bit of another language prior to the trip to the other.

And now you’re caught up!

Last Clear the List Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // Little Linguist and I resumed our classes together, so yay!

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In July, we read something about a language we’re not learning, so I read over Donovan Nagel’s Arabic book.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Still tons left, but did some!

Add1Challenge // Still working on my Korean Add1.

This Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // A permanent item on my monthly list. 

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In August, we’re reading a book by a language blogger.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Yup…

Add1Challenge // Finish up my Korean Add1 and start my Add1 Polyglot with Hungarian and Korean.

Resources I Used This Month

A quick recap of the materials I am using.

What I Am Using to Learn Chinese

  • LingQ – my favorite tool
  • iTalki Lessons – I have weekly Chinese lessons
  • Memrise – I do 18,000 points minimum per day 
  • Drops – they have a new character tool that is fantastic

What I’m Using to Brush Up/Improve My French:

What I am Using to Learn Russian:

What I am Using to Learn Korean:

What I am Using to Learn Spanish:

What I am Using to Learn Italian:

What I’m Using to Learn Japanese:

What I’m Using to Learn Croatian:

What I’m Using to Learn Hungarian:

What I’m Using to Learn Hindi:

What I’m Using to Learn German:

What I’m Using for Little Linguist

  • Lots of books
  • Day-to-day interaction
  • Mommy and Me weekly classes

Resources That Aren’t Language Specific

The Biggest Lesson I Am Taking Away from This Month

To say no. In the past, if I started working on something or through something, I felt obligated to stick with it. Now, I’m being more selective and even minimalist in what I decide to take on and work with.

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