Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | September Language Resources

This month I made it out to Langfest and I had an incredible time. It was amazing getting to catch up with old friends and make new friends, and I want to take a moment to congratulate the organizers for putting together such an incredible event!

I attended as a speaker and enjoyed the opportunity to talk a little bit about the Croatian language. So another big thank you to everyone who made it to my talk! I hope to share a video soon.

On to #clearthelist …

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Last Month’s Blog Highlights

Language Learning

Announcing the 30 Day Language Reading Challenge // New and exciting things in store for those who are a part of the Language Reading Challenge!

Last Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I’ve noticed since Little Linguist’s arrival. // Yes, I did the usual on this in July. √

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In August, I read several books about Croatian (and other Slavic languages) to prepare for my talk at LangFest. 

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Getting there!

Continue to meet my daily goal on LingQ for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian. // Nope. Overall, I did pretty well at this, but I did miss a few days during my travels.

Watch the rest of Novine and then watch it again. // Nope. I watched a few more episodes but didn’t finish the series.

Add1Challenge // Croatian was definitely something I worked hard at this month, but to be honest, Russian didn’t get the attention it deserved.

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. We’ve been doing a lot more reading together lately, so he’s keeping me on my toes!

Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list. // In September, we’re reading a memoir by someone who lives in a country that speaks your target language. I don’t have anything picked out yet, but I’ll share what it is over in the Facebook group when I do!

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Slowly but surely I plan to accomplish this!

Continue to meet my daily goal on LingQ for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian. // Because reading is a fun way to learn languages.

Actually finally watch the rest of Novine and then watch it again. // I recently discovered that Netflix hosts a Croatian tv series called Novine. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about this! I’ve been watching the series and writing down phrases I’ve found useful. Once I finish it, I want to go back through and see if I can get down even more. 

Chinese and Japanese Demonstrations // I have a music event coming up and I am preparing demonstrations in both of these languages.

Add1Challenge // I really want to get my Croatian and Russian to the next level, so I’ll continue giving this my all.

Secret Language Project? // Maybe? Maybe not? More on this soon.

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:

  • 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

The Biggest Lesson I Am Taking Away from This Month

As much as I may want to, I can’t do it all. Because of all the things happening this month, I studied a little less than I usually would. I’ve tried not to feel to guilty about it, but I can’t say I’ve been doing a good job of it. August is over, and I can’t change how much I studied in the past. I can only aim to do better in September. So, that’s my main focus for the upcoming month.

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