Clear the List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | July

The year is now halfway through. How are your language learning goals going in 2020? Let me know below in the comments!

As for me, this month, I have a few new updates to share.

The Free Language Learning Library

My free language learning library has moved! If you’d like to join and get access to the materials available within the library, you can access it here.

The Language Hacking Podcast

Over at Fluent in 3 Months, Benny Lewis started a new podcast–The Language Hacking Podcast–and has kindly invited me to join him as his co-host!

Several of the first episodes are already released, so you can check out our interviews with Scott Young, Paulette (an Fi3M Challenge participant), my interview with Benny Lewis and Benny’s interview with me!

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.

Croatian is Now on Drops

My last bit of news for this month is that Drops released a new language, one very near and dear to my heart! Croatian is now available on Drops.

You can now spend 5 minutes a day learning thousands of new words in this language!

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!

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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 a book in Mandarin each night, watch movies, and do other bits of immersion at home.

Maintain my vocabulary learning streak. // YES!

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // I didn’t work on this during the month of June, so I’ll keep it on the list.

Fluent in 3 Months Challenge // In progress.

Keep reading Game of Thrones in Russian. // Yes! I’ve continued reading and discussing Game of Thrones with my Russian tutor.

Study Stranger Things in Hungarian. // Yes! We’ve completed two whole episodes and are getting into our third.


Begin to do some coursebook work. // I also haven’t managed to incorporate this yet, so it stays on for next month!

Maintain my weekly lessons in each language. // Yes! Some of my tutors are on holiday and I took a week off for our company offsite, but otherwise, I kept this up.

This Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // I want to make sure Little Linguist keeps up his Chinese lessons and play and continue reading with him each night.

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

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Since I didn’t start this last month, I’d like to work this in this month.

Fluent in 3 Months Challenge // The end of my Russian challenge is coming up!

Keep reading Game of Thrones in Russian. // This has been an enjoyable way to work on Russian on my own and with my tutor and I’m learning loads of fun vocabulary.

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

Begin to do some coursebook work. // Since I couldn’t do this last month, this also remains on the list for this month.

Maintain my weekly lessons in each language. // Because it’s still keeping me accountable and moving forward!

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 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

Prioritizing!

Now that the move is over, I’ve been catching back up on everything else. Prioritizing tasks has been ever more important for me!

I’ve put together a system with the app Todoist as well as with my calendar to keep on top of all the tasks I need to complete, making sure the most important are checked off first.

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Published on: July 3, 2020

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