- Hebrew - HebrewPod101
also using italki for tutors, ASSIMIL and Living Language
- Yiddish - primarily books, ASSIMIL and Memrise course
- German - duolingo, variety of books, DW site, ASSIMIL (the advanced module) and various test prep books. Now at level that I'm working with a lot of native material
- Arabic - Arabic Music Translations
- Lyric Translation Site
Fast Link to My Log Posts: Hebrew Log Entries German Log Entries
My Hebrew Resource List
My Anki subs2srs guide
So - I’m once again uncertain about logging and getting lost in the time-suck that a forum can be. But, I also see this as immensely valuable, motivating and a good companion to language learning. I’ve kept logs on paper, HTLAL, a personal blog (my wordpress blog died an ugly death) and other places I’ve forgotten …
I hope this blog will help me think about method and language learning. As such I will try to remind myself not to just check off the lessons done and what not but to actually work on the ‘meta’ of the learning - the why, hows and ways.
So, as an intro post, I’ll keep it brief before I go and dig out some of the things I need from HTLAL, etc.
Language relevant background:
- I’m an old fart in the language learning arena - I started at an early age and was on HTLAL since 2006.
- I live in between Germany and France and travel almost weekly to one or the other.
- Born in France, I grew up in Mexico and California and spent many years in the US where I studied at the university level. I moved to France, did graduate work there and lived for over twenty years. I've spent about 7 years in Germany or traveling between both.
- My family background and travel has brought me into contact to different levels with a lot of languages - Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic, Ladakhi to name a few.
German: Primary focus to become more fluent. Passed B1, awaiting B2 results - C1 is my endpoint.
French, Spanish: Maintenance and practice of core native-level fluency.
English: No active effort as I use it too much.
Actively learning as second language: Hebrew (A0)
On hold: Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Icelandic
Thanks for reading.
Comments, corrections are always welcome.
Now, to go sort some things ...