Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby LinguaPony » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 pm

Italian - to reach the level, at which I could write passable web content.
Chinese - not to give up.
German - to reach A2 and then move it to DIY by mid-summer.
French - to begin no later than August.

Overall, to reach the end of the year with my health and motivation still intact :D
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby smallwhite » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:09 am

End of Quarter 1.

How is everyone doing?

I have not made any resolutions this year, but I hope everyone who has is finding their resolutions productive, is on track with them, and has become a better learner or speaker already :)
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby Axon » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:11 am

smallwhite wrote:
... is finding their resolutions productive, are on track with them, and has become a better learner or speaker already :)


You know, I think I have.

Being clear but not strict with myself about only studying nine languages has renewed my interest in French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. These all saw a lot more attention than the last time I tried to balance them all. I can't muster up a whole lot of enthusiasm for Polish but I have some ideas for it in the future. Hokkien is my cheating language, along with perhaps Javanese since I'm taking once-weekly classes for it.

I find myself really, really wanting to try out different language challenges. I even thought of one for myself in April, which I will definitely keep a log of on the forum.

My only explicit New Year's goal in my log was "read easily in a new language." It's not easy yet, but I've undoubtedly made progress in reading French, Chinese, and Indonesian.

And that's the most important thing, right? I look at my log entries around December/January and think "I've made a lot of progress since then." Bumped up my French listening for sure, read a dozen Spanish articles, consistently challenged myself with Mandarin, kept up Glossika in three languages, gave an entire lecture/Q&A in Indonesian...

It's coming along.
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby leosmith » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:05 am

smallwhite wrote:How is everyone doing?

On track. B1 in Tagalog. Hope to reach B2 in 3 months, then come back to show Korean my love until mid September.
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby smallwhite » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:11 am

End of Quarter 2.

How is everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutıons?
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby Ani » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:33 am

Apparently I didn't make any resolutions this year either, so I guess I could say they're coming along swimmingly.

It's a little depressing being halfway through the year and feeling like I haven't made any progress but.. oh well.
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby leosmith » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:50 am

smallwhite wrote:End of Quarter 2.

How is everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutıons?

I took a short trip to the Philippines and realized that I'd reached B2 in Tagalog. I'll stick with it for a couple months longer just to solidify, then revisit Korean.
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:26 am

smallwhite wrote:End of Quarter 2.

How is everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutıons?

I’ve forgotten what they were.
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby Bex » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:26 am

smallwhite wrote:End of Quarter 2.

How is everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutıons?

Badly...as is usual for my New Year's resolutions :lol:
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Re: Your Language-related New Year's Resolutions 2018

Postby hedgehog.chess » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:35 pm

smallwhite wrote:End of Quarter 2.

How is everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutıons?

My New Year's resolutions for 2018:

hedgehog.chess wrote:I would like to use the avaliable "free,idle time"(I don't know the exact term) like commuting, waiting in line by filling it with language learning activities. Listening to an audiobook in German would be the best, but reading an article or even one round of Clozemaster will also do. And the time spend on recharging my batteries(hobby, family time) DOESN'T fall in the "free,idle time" category.


Very good, actually. Thanks for asking. :) I'm very satisfied with my progress in German. And with the fact, that I have spend every day at least a couple of minutes studying it.
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