Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | June Eurolinguiste

This month, I’m entering the end of my Add1Challenge with Korean. It’s my second effort at learning the language and while, to be honest, it’s still one of the languages I’ve struggled with most, it’s all starting to click. 

I’m glad I decided to come back to it.

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.

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Last Month’s Blog Highlights

Travel

5 Days in Singapore // 18 amazing experiences for the perfect itinerary.

The 626 Night Market & OC Night Market // Things to Do In Southern California.

Language Learning

Japanese Verb Forms // How to conjugate verbs in Japanese.

So We Meet Again…  // My second attempt at learning Korean & what I’m doing differently.

Last Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // I did quite a bit of reading in Chinese this month, so I’d definitely count this as a yes.

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In May, we read recipe or lesson in our target language. I worked with a recipe for onigiri in Japanese.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Yes! I got through a surprising amount this month and my list is finally manageable.

Continue to meet my daily goal on LingQ for Japanese and Russian. // I’ve done this (as well as with Chinese) and even started reading in Korean though I worried I wouldn’t be ready for it. 

Add1Challenge // Yes, I’ve met my daily study goal every day but one this month.

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 June, we’re reading a book on learning strategies (any learning strategy, not just language related, but it can be if you like). I’m reading a few things for this and I’ll share more about them in the Facebook group.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // I’m still aiming to get through as many lessons as possible. While I worked through more than I added this month, I did still add several Korean and Japanese lessons I would like to watch.

Continue to meet my daily goal on LingQ for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian. // Since I was able to do it last month, I hope to keep it up this month.

Add1Challenge // I’m really pushing myself doing two languages in the challenge because it’s an intensive project (plus I’m not dropping my Japanese while I’m doing it). I’ll need to dedicate a lot of time to languages the next three months. 

Resources I Used This Month

A quick recap on the materials I am using.

What I Am Using to Learn Chinese

  • LingQ – my favourite tool
  • iTalki Lessons – I have weekly Chinese lessons
  • Memrise – I do 18,000 points minimum per day 

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

  • LingQ
  • Immersion (we speak franglais at home)
  • Listening to French radio/podcasts
  • Lingoci

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 for Little Linguist

Resources That Aren’t Language Specific

  • Add1Challenge

The Biggest Lesson I Am Taking Away from This Month

That sometimes you just need to stick with it. While I didn’t succeed at Korean the first time around, coming back to it or sticking with it (even if there was a long break in-between), is working for me.

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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