#ClearTheList is all about reflecting on your progress of the past month and setting new language learning goals for the coming weeks. It’s hosted by Lindsay (Lindsay Does Languages), Kris Broholm (Actual Fluency), Angel Pretot (French Lover), and Shannon Kennedy (Eurolinguiste). There are a lot of cool language related blogs to discover at the same time. If you’d like to join the party, you can find the rules and more information here:
So Marie, weren’t you going « goal free » in September?
But as soon as I posted my last Clear The List entry, I couldn’t resist drawing a goal tracker with weekly objectives. Sure enough, I didn’t do half of the things that I had listed, but now that the month is over, I can clearly see what worked and what didn’t. For example, I had found amazing Korean video lessons, but since it didn’t fit really well into my schedule, I stopped after watching two. On another hand, Pimsleur lessons are perfectly incorporated into my routine, and I never miss a day.
Weren’t you supposed to do the language diary challenge on Instagram?
I’m disappointed I didn’t get to do it. I posted a first video, all motivated and excited, and next thing I knew, the month was over. This challenge has an amazing community, and is a fun, yet efficient way to improve your target language on a daily basis. But at the same time, social media are time consuming, and you soon realize you’ve spent a whole hour staring at your phone. I will try to find a balance in this, and I will try to participate as much as I can to the challenge.
Did you manage to include more things into your daily routine?
I am now reading Korean comic books before going to bed. It’s a bit challenging, but I can still follow the story without having to look every word up. I can’t wait for TTMIK’s bookstore to lift their shipping restrictions for Canada and buy some of their new reading books.
AND! Duolingo is finally available for Korean! I find it very easy to include into my morning routine, right after I finish reading the news, with half cup left of my morning tea. Definitely a keeper.
For October, I am trying to find Korean snail mail pen friends. I’ve seen some very nice pictures on Instagram and I think it is good sometimes to sit down, select a nice paper and pen, and take the time to write to someone the old fashion way. I’ll keep you posted about this!
What are your language learning plans for October?