16 hours Italki lessons: One 45 min and one 30 min lesson this week. (7 hours in total)
Writing 8000 words: 1000 this week (5864 total)
Glossika GSR 1: 63 - 65 - nothing this week.
Podcasts: Intermediate Notes in Spanish: 10-15.
Anki 241 sentences: Mature 56
Italki: 2 lessons with two different teachers this week.....
One was another totally new teacher who I shall mull over working with. She is expensive (twice the price of my other teachers) and I'm not sure I want to work through a book with a teacher.
The other was the text book teacher that I wanted to try again, he didn't use a text book this time and I was more relaxed. I had re-scheduled this lesson twice already due to Internet breakages and work. 30 mins before the lesson.....there was a power cut
.... I had to create a mobile hot-spot on my phone and use this for Skype on my laptop - I was determined not to cancel this lesson a third time and it worked perfectly.
Not sure I have any data left on my phone now though
I still need to decide exactly how to arrange my skype lessons, although over Xmas things will be all over the place so I'm allowing myself to decide for the new year. Doubt I'll reach my end of year target, as I assumed I would have 1 hour lessons but I definately prefer 45 minute lessons...this and multiple 30 minute trial lessons have left me at least 30 mins down on my target each week. Oh well.
Writing: Still going well and I managed to hit my 100 word target perfectly this week. I am still a few hundred down from where I would like to be but I think I can hit my 8000 word target by the end of the year. Definitely getting easier.
Podcasts: Managed 5 this week, should've done more as I had the time but not too bad overall, and my listening is definitely improving with the Skype sessions and podcasts each week. I noticed the difference last night whilst watching TV, I can clearly hear the words now and I am generally getting the overall meaning when the vocabulary is something i am familiar with. It's a nice feeling.
Anki: Finally finished learning my 241 past tense sentences Anki deck, so now it's just reviews until they're mastered, this has helped so much with my understanding of preterite vs imperfect. I am even starting to question why Glossika is using one tense over the other...I'm pretty sure that some are wrong or because there's no context it could be said either way.
Just thinking I only really have 3 workable weeks that I can squeeze my targets into before everything become too hectic over the festive season, which means....
16 hours Italki lessons: 9 hours left = 3 hours a week = unlikely.
Writing 8000 words: 2,136 left = 712 words a week = more than doable.
Podcasts: Int Notes in Spanish: 31 left = 10 a week. Possible but unlikely.
Anki 241 sentences: Mature = 56 so 185 left. Again unlikely.
Seems that the most achievable at the moment is the writing and the podcasts, so I think I will focus my efforts on those. I'm on holiday next week and have no Italki lessons booked and so I'm even less likely to reach my end of year target on Italki.