A follower of mine asked me what are some realistic goals when you’re learning languages but before giving you 100 examples, i want to mention that you can have daily, weekly, monthly or/and yearly goals. If you get easily distracted and need motivation, set goals for each category; however, if you can focus and be motivated for a longer period of time, you might not need daily or/and weekly goals.
Also, the numbers/minutes/hours are an example, you can change them according to your time, resources, motivation etc.
Read 1 article in your target language.
Learn 10 words.
Learn 1 poem in your target language.
Learn a song
in your target language.
Watch a movie.
Read 1 page from a book in your target language.
Sing 1 song
in your target language.
Talk with a native for 10 minutes.
Learn 2 idioms.
Translate 1 song.
Translate 1 poem.
Write 1 short text about anything.
Watch 1 episode from your favourite show dubbed/subbed.
Get 50points on duolingo.
Make a vocab list.
Learn 1 new grammatical concept.
Think in your target language for 10 minutes
Read to a podcast for 15 minutes.
Learn 1 tongue twister.
Spend 15 minutes on WordBrewery.
Play on Babadum for 15 minutes.
Use Clozemaster for 15 minutes.
Listen to an audio book for 10 minutes.
Revise your notes for 20 minutes.
Learn 1 vocab list.
Read 10 articles in your target language.
Read 2 books for children.
Learn 5 poems.
Learn 3 songs.
Watch 3 movies.
Learn 10 grammatical concepts.
Talk for 2 hours in your target language.
Learn 5 vocab lists.
Learn 100 new words.
Finish 8 lessons on duolingo. (i mean the entire bullet/dot/set of mini-lessons)
Watch 10 episodes from your favourite show
in your target language subbed/dubbed.
Learn 30 idioms.
Write 3 A4 pages about anything.
Translate 5 songs.
Learn 3 vocab lists.
Revise with the help of some tests online for 2 hours.
Change your phone settings to be in your target language.
Make a summary for the books you’ve read.
Read 10 pages from a complex book
in your target language.
Make 5 vocab lists.
Write a motivation text of 10 lines for your in your target language about why you enjoy learning languages.
Think for 2 hours in your target language.
Translate 3 pages from a book in your native language.
Translate 3 pages from a book in your target language.
Discover 10 new songs in your target language.
Learn 350 new words.
Read 1 advanced book in your target language.
Finish a grammar book.
Finish 10 stories for kids.
Learn 80 idioms.
Learn 20 vocab lists.
Finish 35 lessons on duolingo. (the bullets/dots/set of mini lessons)
Make 20 vocab lists.
Watch 10 movies in your target language subbed/dubbed.
Translate 10 songs.
Learn 10 poems.
Learn 5 songs.
Talk to natives for 10 hours.
Write summaries for every chapter/article you’ve read.
a few of my friends and i have been working on a little audio drama for a bit now, and it’s finally up! itunes is still finalizing it, but in the mean time, you can find it on soundcloud here! the synopsis is this:
Inkwyrm Magazine is an intergalactic fashion publication, bringing readers the newest looks from all over the universe. At the head of it all is Annie Inkwyrm, and directly behind her is Mella Sonder, AI caretaker and Annie’s PA. Along for the ride is an overzealous PR director, a perpetually unimpressed physician, a flamboyant costumer, and an AI that really needs to learn some ethics. Putting up with her boss is hard enough, but with the cutthroat fashion industry, and whatever is trying to kill everyone today, Mella and the gang have their hands full. One part sit-com, one part space opera, Inkwyrm is an audio drama for the truly fabulous.
i’ve had this story in my brain for just about forever, and i’m so excited to share it with y’all! if you like shows like wolf 359, marscorp, eos 10, the penumbra podcast, wooden overcoats, or jim robbie and the wanderers (or really, anything about gays in space), this show is for you! you can find the official tumblr here
How To Create a Self-Study Schedule Part II: Casual Studying
Hello polyglots! I apologize for the lateness of this post!
As you know I posted about how to create a study schedule if you are studying a
language(s) intensively. Now I’m going to talk about how to study one language
or multiple languages casually.
First, I need to define what casual studying even means.
Studying casually means that you are foregoing certain aspects of language
study in order to maintain a slow and low commitment pace. For example, say
you’re learning French casually. Instead of psycho crazy grammar schedules
filled with practicing grammar and vocab over and over, and quizzing yourself
every day until your brain turns to pulp, you opt for a simple audio lesson
every day for 15 minutes after you come home from work or school. Easy right?
Yes! That’s the goal. With casual studying your schedule is freed up for other
things. In addition, casual studying gives you the leisure to take your time to
learn things deeply and thoroughly. Casual studying, however, implies that you
are not studying so much for full fluency but for practical, everyday usage. So
casual learners care a little less about learning the specifics about
complicated grammar but instead want to learn how to use it in conversation by
learning dialogues and repeating phrases. So how do you create a casual study
schedule? Here’s what you’ll need to get started.