Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | May

The beginning of May was the tail end of my second trip to Budapest, Hungary and the month carried me partway through my second Hindi Add1. It was also my first month in three years of getting back into martial arts!

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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. // Little Linguist and I go to weekly Mommy & Me Chinese classes. 

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In May, the challenge was to read an introduction to your language. I chose to read the Hungarian Routledge Grammar.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // I’ve continued to watch the language lessons, but likely added more than I finished.

Add1Challenge // I’m still learning Hindi in one challenge and German in another, so my goal is to work on these languages until I’m confident giving presentations on music in both of them.

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 history of the region, culture, or language that we are studying. I plan on reading a book about the history of writing. It’ll cover several of the languages I’m learning.

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

Add1Challenge // I’ll be 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.

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! 

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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