Clear the List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | August

This last month has been exciting, with lots of new updates. I will, of course, get into more detail about what those are below soon.

The Free Language Learning Library

As a friendly reminder, in case you missed the update last month, my free language learning library moved! If you’d like to join and get access to the materials available within the library, access it here.

The Language Hacking Podcast

We’re into the second month of the Language Hacking Podcast over at Fluent in 3 Months where I’m co-hosting with Fi3M founder, Benny Lewis.


We’ve interviewed a lot of fascinating folks, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

If you give the podcast a listen, or if you already have been listening, we’d love your reviews!

Here’s how you can celebrate the podcast with us:

  • Step 1:  Subscribe on Apple Podcasts (or your favorite podcasts app) so you don’t miss an episode.
  • Step 2: Listen to Episode 1.
  • Step 3: Leave a review to let us know what you like about the podcast.

Virus Prevention Vocabulary is Now on Drops

In addition to recently releasing Croatian, Drops also released a new topic so you can learn vocabulary to discuss recent events in your new language.

You can now spend 5 minutes a day learning thousands of new words–including those related to staying healthy–in 39+ languages!

For now, on to #clearthelist …

If you’re new around these parts, #clearthelist is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, and Lindsay of Lindsay Does Languages.

We’d absolutely love for you to a part of our community. You can join us by adding a link to your own goal post below.

So let’s get started, sharing our goals and motivating one another to #clearthelist!

Please feel free to tag your posts or photos with either #clearthelist on your favorite social media channels!

Last Month’s Highlights on Instagram

Last Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // We’ve put together a plan to create more of an immersion environment at home. I’m hoping we’re able to better implement it this month.

Maintain my vocabulary learning streak. // Yes! I’ve been able to successfully maintain my vocab streaks and even with a new language.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Another month of adding more videos to watch rather than watching many of them, but I did manage to get through a few of them.

Fluent in 3 Months Challenge // I ended up having to stop my Russian challenge because I started a new language…

Keep reading Game of Thrones in Russian. // I have kept this up!

Study Stranger Things in Hungarian. // Same as above with Russian. 🙂

Begin to do some coursebook work. // I started a Pod101 course, and while it isn’t a course “book”, it is a course, so I’ll count it as a win.

Maintain my weekly lessons in each language. // Yes! Many of my tutors are on summer vacations, but I’ve been able to keep up my lessons with those whom are still around.

This Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // We have a new plan in place to make Mandarin even more a part of our routine.

Maintain my vocabulary learning streak. // This has been a great way to rebuild my language routine, so it’s staying on the list indefinitely!

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Really this time!

Fluent in 3 Months Challenge // I started a new language so I’m jumping into another challenge a bit late. I’m very excited about this project!

Keep reading Game of Thrones in Russian. // It has been a good way to keep up my Russian and even improve it.

Study Stranger Things in Hungarian. // It has been a fun method for boosting my Hungarian reading comprehension.

Keep working through the PersianPod101 course. // And once I’m through much of this material, I hope to invest in a course book!

Finish Pimsleur’s Persian 1. // I’ve completed the first two lessons so far.

Maintain my weekly lessons in each language. // It makes sure I’m using all my languages each week.

Resources I Used This Month

A quick recap of the materials I am using.

What I Am Using to Learn Chinese

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

  • LingQ
  • Listening to French radio/podcasts/music

What I am Using to Learn Russian:

What I am Using to Learn Persian:

What I am Using to Learn Hebrew:

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:

Not Currently doing any study for: German, Hindi

What I’m Using for Little Linguist

Resources That Aren’t Language Specific

The Biggest Lesson I Am Taking Away from This Month

13 wasn’t my final number. I initially thought I’d stop at 10 languages, but then it became 10, 12, then 13. And now I’m at language 14 (and technically this number would be higher if you counted the languages I dropped).

What this number will end up being in the end remains to be seen. I may keep it at 14, may drop some languages, or may even get to a higher number.

For now, the lesson I learned is that I should stop saying xyz will be my “last” language because as of yet, it hasn’t been the case.

Don’t forget that I would love to hear all about your goals for this month! Please join us by adding your post to the linkup below! 

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Published on: August 4, 2020

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