language journals

ways to stay productive in summer-

1. learn a new language-

ah, all the time in the world we all have during summer! currently, i’m trying to learn Italian, which isn’t too hard because my first language was Spanish. if you all want a different post on how i got started tell me!

2. start a bullet journal-

with no school in your schedule, you have time to make your bullet journal as complicated or as simple as you’d like. i recently bought a journal and used it as a bujo. i love it!

3. practice your handwriting-

i know many people hate their own handwriting, but how are you going to like it if you don’t practice! i’ve changed my handwriting completely this summer. if you guys want a post about it let me know.

4. make a studyblr/blog-

that’s what i did! i’ve started my studyblr, instagram, and blog (all are linked on my tumblr page ;) )

5. practice calligraphy-

i’ve learned how to do calligraphy with Crayola markers. it’s very easy once you get the hang of it. There are plenty of tutorials online.

6. clean your room-

it’s a great time to clean your room! i know when it’s the school year i never have time to be cleaning my room. you can do a deep decluttering because you probabaly haven’t in a while…


please for the love of god, do! your! summer! homework! if! you! have! it! i finished my summer homework a couple weeks ago, but my friends still haven’t started. i’m saving their butts by helping them with it. i know plenty of people are going to start doing it two days before school starts. please don’t be one of those people.!-

i know a lot of people don’t like to read but maybe with your summer boredom you’ll get so bored that you’ll want to read? currently, i’m reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare.

9. try to prepare for the upcoming school year-

look up your classes and research about them. it’s good to start preparing for what you’re going to learn. it helps so when you go over those subjects in class, you can excel in it ;)

10. relax-

this is summer. your free time. relax and get ready for another stressful school year <3

monday 19th april 2017 // today i am finally finishing my english language notes & i have never felt so accomplished. i have been using my b6 muji notebook for my notes and loving it. it makes me so happy to see all my notes together and complete. also i recently bought these new pastel stabilo highlighters & i can’t stop using them. they make everything look so aesthetic



🌈Hey everyone!!🌈

This is the next page of my last post
My printer still is not working that picture is from a magazine lol

This page is a clutter of languages! English, Korean, Japanese and Swedish haha
Maybe I should try to journal in Japanese next week!

I’m obsessed with earl grey tea thesedays🍵
What’s your favorite drink atm??? Pls comment I’m DYING to know what everyone is drinking

In honor of the new year, here is my simple tutorial for setting up and maintaining a language journal. I’ve made 3 so far using this method for spanish, french, and italian because it’s so simple. Disfruta y espero que logres sus metas de lengua este año! <3

What You’ll Need:

  • composition book
  • highlighters
  • flashcard(s)
  • black ink pen

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|ʘ‿ʘ)╯  いらっしゃいませ!  (Irasshaimase).  
Welcome! - Said in stores/restaurants to a customer.

ご注文、よろしいでしょうか?(Gochūmon, yoroshī deshouka?)
Would you like to order?

なにかのみものはいかがですか?(Nanika nomimonowa ikagadesuka?)
Would you like something to drink?

How are your katakana skills? Need practice? Well if you like coffee, it’s time to brush up on it.  (⊙_⊙)

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喫茶店 (きっさてん) Cafe
コーヒー Coffee
メニュー Menu
スターバックス Starbucks (often shortened to スタバ ) 

ホットコーヒー Hot coffee
アイスコーヒー  Iced coffee
      アイコ (abbreviation)
エスプレッソ Espresso
ラテ  Latte
カフェオレ Café au lait
フラペチーノ Frappuccino
モカ Mocha
チャイ Chai
カプチーノ Cappuccino
カフェ アメリカーノ Cafe Americano
マキアート Macchiato

エス Small
エム Medium
エル Large
ショート Short  
トール Tall
グランデ Grande
べんティ Venti

ソイ Soy
豆乳 (とうにゅう) Soy milk
低脂肪乳 (ていしぼうにゅう) Low-fat milk
無脂肪乳 (むしぼうにゅう) Fat-free milk
ホイップクリーム Whip cream
フォームミルク Foamed milk
ソース Sauce
シロップ Syrup
クリーム Cream
さとう Sugar

チョコレート Chocolate
バニラ  Vanilla
キャラメル Caramel
抹茶 (まっちゃ) Matcha
シナモン Cinnamon
ヘーゼルナッツ Hazelnut
アーモンド Almond

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( ˘▽˘)っ♨   Can you read it? 

▶  キャラメル マキアート 
▶  マンゴー パッション ティー フラペチーノ
▶  さくら ブロッサム クリーム ラテ

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Extra phrases:

エスプレッソショットのついか。 Add an espresso shot.

コーヒーおかわり Coffee refill.

ホットコーヒーをひとつください。One hot coffee, please.
      ~おねがいします is a more polite way to say please than ください。

トールソイチャイ ティー ラテおねがいします。Tall soy chai tea latte, please.

コーヒーにはミルクとさとうをください。I would like milk and sugar for my coffee, please.

(S,M,L)  サイズをください 。I’ll have a small/medium/grande/etc, please.

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CNN cuts interview feed after refugee crime statistics are mentioned. They’re not even trying to hide their bias anymore.  

(ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ・゚  Time for some new vocabulary!

Ocean names   (°)#))<<

Arctic Ocean 
北極海   -   ほっきょくかい

Atlantic Ocean
大西洋   -   たいせいよう

Indian Ocean
インド洋   -   いんどよう

Pacific Ocean
太平洋   -   たいへいよう

南極海   -   なんきょくかい

I do not learn other languages so I can talk to more people or tell that I know the language. I learn so i can understand how other nations express themselves. Their feelings, their love, their ways of thinking. I don’t only get the chance to know words I didn’t know existed but I can discover feelings, noone understands in my native language. I feel like one can’t see the entire world unless they tried to learn a foreign language. The more you learn the clearer your vision gets.