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What are your language learning goals?

There's a lot of online resources that encourage making small (or "mini") language learning goals (like learning 10 words a day or being able to have a 15 conversation in your target language). I want to hear what your personal language learning goals are, or if you would like to suggest some goals that have worked for you that you could share with other learners?


언어 배우기 목표가 뭔가요?

온라인에서 짧은 ("미니") 목표를 하는 것을 추천하는 자원이 많구요 (예를 들어서: "매일 10개 단어를 배우다" 아니면 "배우고 있는언어로 대화하다"). 그래서 여러분이, 어떤 목표가 있나요? 아니면 언어를 배우는 사람들을 위한 언어 배우기 목표가 있으면, 알려주세요!

Sep 27, 2016 3:42 AM
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My goal should be to listen to one episode of a Portuguese language TV programme every day.  But I am extremely bad at sticking to this because listening is the part of learning the language that I find most difficult so I tend to avoid it and spend time reading instead.

 Reading does help to increase my vocabulary and it also teaches me some grammar points that I may not otherwise have noticed.  But it's still not good enough and my efforts have been very poor.  I must do better.

September 27, 2016
I started with a goal to have a 15-minute conversation after three months. I wasn't able to do that for various reasons, so now I spend 15 minutes each day on learning. Right now, I'm working through an Assimil book so my immediate goal is to finish that. Overall, my goal is to see how much Russian I can understand after six months. It's a bit vague but I'll be testing it by reading news articles. 
September 27, 2016

If I'm honest, I have probably learned as slowly as that.

Not because I willingly decided to do so, but just because I unfortunately lack self-control, and this is a problem when it comes to learning vocabulary.

So instead, I did something I wated to do in Korean (almost) every day.

Mostly, I read stories I already liked, in Korean. This way, I just enjoyed to keep up learning hangeul and to repeat my vocabulary. I saw new words every day, but of course it was often doubtworthy if they were useful in everyday life.

Concentratedly learning vocabulary or grammar is something I only to in times when I have nothing else to do. For example when I'm walking or riding a bus. I was using mp3 files that I downloaded on the net and which explained Korean grammar, and now as I'm learning Japanese, I'm reading the vocabulary booklet that I carry with me.

Anyway, if I had concentrated on learning vocabulary, I would most likely have become better faster. But at least to me, this method had many advantages.


And it is still the way in which I maintain my motivation.

Now that I'm training listening comprehension rather than reading, my goal is something like "watch a movie every day or play a game for some minutes".

People who manage to stay motivated with good learning materials are really enviable.
September 27, 2016
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September 27, 2016

I read 2—3 English articles(800words) everyday and write down vocabularies and new grammars.but I have no chance to chat with others.

I also would like to know other's learning goals

September 27, 2016
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Gabrielle
Language Skills
English, Korean, American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish
Learning Language
Korean, Spanish