In December, with the holidays, I enjoyed time with family at home. I continued to study Hungarian, but also returned to several of my previous languages.
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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 read together every night, so I’m always learning new words.
Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In December, we read a book about a language that we’re not learning. I went through my Tuttle phrasebook for Arabic once more to relearn a few basic phrases.
Keep working through my YouTube Queue. // Did this!
Fluent in 3 Months Challenge // I studied Hungarian each day as a part of the Challenge. I also published my Day 60 video..
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. // I’m announcing next year’s reading challenge soon, so I’ll soon share what we’re reading in January.
Keep working through my YouTube Queue. // I still have several hundred videos to watch.
Fi3M Challenge // It’s the last few weeks of my current Challenge and the first two weeks of my next Challenge.
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:
- Listening to French radio/podcasts
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 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
I’ve mentioned it in a few of my interviews and live videos lately, but haven’t yet shared my big takeaway here. The last few months, my biggest takeaway has really been that my language learning habit isn’t the task, but the language itself.
Before I used the built-in streak tracking for many of the language learning apps I use and worked to maintain them. Because of this, my habit was using those apps. Lately, however, I’ve started exploring diversifyng my study methods and so now, my habit is spending time with each of my languages in some way as often as possible. The habit is time with the language, not a specific tool.
But because I like stats and keeping track, I still use something to monitor how frequently I’m studying. I discovered an app called Streaks that I use to track how often I study each of my languages. I really find it effective and enjoy it.
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