Clear the List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | June 2022

Clear the List: A Goal Setting Link Up for Language Learners | Hosted by Lindsay Does Languages and Eurolinguiste

It’s the start of summer!

Here is my latest analysis of my language goals as a part of Clear the List, but also the latest Language Conqueror Quest!

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We’re heading into June with a Quest all about movement, exercise, and sports. This is something I’ve been working on for a little bit now and there’s a lot of carry-over between fitness and language.

Join the Quest

What is Language Conqueror? It’s a course I work on with a monthly Quest focused on passion-driven learning. You can learn more, get a feel for my teaching style, and download our free PDF here: Get the Free PDF

And if that’s not enough, you can also get a feel for my teaching style with Snack-Sized Language!

Snack-Sized Language is a free podcast where we teach you snack-sized language lessons. So far we have episodes teaching general language learning tips, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and German. Not to mention, more languages are coming soon!

You can subscribe to the podcast on your preferred podcast platform.

And if you enjoy Snack-Sized language, we would absolutely love it if you left us a review!

Now, on to #clearthelist …

Wondering what #clearthelist is? Let me clear it up for you (see what I did there?). #CleartheList is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, and you!

We’d absolutely love for you to be a part of our community. You can join us by adding a link to your own goal post in the comments below.

So let’s get started, sharing our goals and motivating one another to #clearthelist!

Please feel free to tag your posts or photos with either #clearthelist on your favorite social media channels!

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’re working on this and now that it’s summer we have a plan to dive in more fully.

Maintain my vocabulary learning streak + maintain my Duolingo learning streak. // Yes, I’m keeping this up daily with 700+ day streaks.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // Yes! I got my queue down from around 2,258 to just under 2,000. Woot!

Keep reading Game of Thrones in Russian. // Same as last month, I was on and off with this. To be honest, I’m struggling to adapt to the new LingQ interface.

Keep reading Eye of the World in Hungarian. // Same as above.

Read in French. // Same as above.

This Month’s Goals

Continue filling the gaps in our use of Mandarin at home. // As usual, I’d like to continue to incorporate this more and more until we’re an OPOL household. As I mentioned above, now that it’s summer, I have some plans to start to incorporate this more and I’m excited to see how it works out.

Maintain my vocabulary learning streak. // This has been a great way to rebuild my language routine, so it’s staying on the list indefinitely! I share my stats over on Instagram in my stories nearly every day, so if you’re ever curious about where I’m at, you can check out my stories. I am learning Persian, Hungarian, Croatian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Keep working through my YouTube Queue.  // I’d like to keep reducing this down. I don’t have a specific number in mind for this month, but I don’t want it to creep back over 2,000.

Keep reading Game of Thrones in Russian. // I really want to get back into this.

Keep reading Eye of the World in Hungarian. // Same as above.

Read in French. // Same as above.

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:

What I am Using to Learn Russian:

What I am Using to Learn Persian:

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 Korean:

What I’m Using to Learn Spanish:

What I’m Using to Learn Portuguese:

Not Currently doing any study for: German, Hindi, Norwegian, Hebrew, Italian

What I’m Using for Little Linguist

  • Lots of books
  • Day-to-day interaction
  • italki Lessons
  • Duolingo ABC
  • Droplets
  • Movies in Chinese
  • Gus on the Go Chinese

Resources That Aren’t Language-Specific

  • Fluent in 3 Months Challenge
  • Todoist (to keep all my language lessons and to-do’s organized)
  • Notion – my new favorite app for taking notes (I just set up a template for the way I use Notion to take notes if you’re interested in duplicating it for yourself)

The Biggest Lesson I Am Taking Away from This Month

I don’t have a particular takeaway for this month. But I will share a valuable resource that’s been on my mind as of late.

If you haven’t read “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker, read it! Sleep is something I’ve been trying to prioritize lately and this book is a great read about just why sleep is so important.

Don’t forget that I would love to hear all about your goals for this month!

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