Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | June

My new album “Back Again” is out and I am so excited! There will also soon be a Croatian version of the vocal song on the album, too.

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What’s Been Going On

As I mentioned, I spent the beginning of the month back in Budapest, so prior to the trip, I spent some time refreshing my Hungarian. Beyond that, I continued to work on Hindi and German.

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. // We didn’t actually make it to any classes this week, but I did have the chance to work on Chinese on a few occasions.

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In June, we’re reading a history of the region, culture, or language that we are studying. I read this.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // There’s still so much to get through!

Add1Challenge // I continued to learn as a part of Add1 and started my Korean Add1 as well.

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 July, we’re reading something about a language we’re not learning.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // So much more to learn!

Add1Challenge // I’m still wrapping up my Hindi and German Add1’s soon and starting my Korean Add1.

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

This month, I’m releasing my first solo album since 2012! I’ve worked on other albums and recordings under other names and as part of different groups, but this will be my first solo album since Behind Your Eyes. Working on this while keeping up my language studies was a challenge, but it taught me to really use those little waiting periods to the max.

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