This year I'll try to be more organized about language learning, and I think keeping a language log will help me achieve that. So that's why I signed up here.
For the last few years, I've been studying Japanese (taking classes, reviewing at home, using websites or app to practice vocabulary and kanjis, etc), but even after all these years, I still don't feel confident about it. This year I want to take the JLPT N4 (I said the same thing last year, but here I am lol), but I still feel that I'm lacking a lot.
So I'll try to focus on Japanese, even though other languages are always tempting me:
- The ones I already know need practice! (Writing in English, Reading and listening to more material in Portuguese...)
- The ones I once started learning but for X reason I had to put them aside (Need to review the vocabulary and basic grammar I've learned in Mandarin and German)
- The ones I "am learning" on my own (Korean, Italian)
- The ones I always wanted to learn: Greek, Latin, Esperanto, Russian
- And basically every language that has caught my attention.
My goals for the year are
Japanese (a.k.a focus on JLPT N4)
- Vocabulary/Kanjis: Complete "JapaneseClass" practice daily.
- Reading: At least 1 article from "NHK News" a day.
- Grammar: Review all the Minna no Nihongo lessons.
- Listening: All the Minna no Nihongo audios. All the "NHK News Easy" audio available for the day. Try to understand at least 1 song a week. (Any sugestion for podcasts in Japanese?)
- Watching: At least 1 dorama a month (first with English subs, then RAW). Find an interesting talk show (or something like that) to watch.
- Writing: 1 ((very) short) blog post a week.
- Writing: 1 blog post a week.
- Reading: 24 books.
- Reading: 6 books.
- Vocabulary: Duolingo (+ Mondly?) daily
- Watching: weekly episodes of RM and TRoS (subbed in English). 1 dorama a month (with English subs).
Let's see how I can handle all that (+ work + gym + house + book club + life) this year. It doesn't look like a lot, but it is easier said than done.