Kai_Aoel 凯 ⭐ 中英国
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Time flies! We’re halfway through 2022 already! Was anyone's New Year's Resolution to master a foreign language? How are things progressing so far? Come and share with us what achievements encouraged you to keep going, or what difficulties kept you where you were. You can also sum up some useful learning tips for exchange. Hi everyone, I'm here to reflect on the goals I set and see what progress I've made. My goals were to improve in German and work towards C2, but I've fallen short of them. Here are some methods I will employ to do better from now on: 1. Use A calendar, just one! I used many calendars and often got confused between them. This caused me to miss a meeting between a really nice language partner. I feel really bad about it but all I can do is hope for forgiveness and do better next time if s/he doesn't answer. 2. Streamline my process I tried many books to find which one fits. I've learned that it is better to pursue a second best book consistently than to spend a lot of time finding that one best book. I am going to pick one book and stick with it for the next half of 2022. 3. Consistency > Irregular lumps of time Using many calendars made it hard to set aside time regularly, ahead of time. Instead, I would spend a chunk of time learning and catching up on what I would have learned gradually if I did so. This is better than not learning, but a better way still would be to consistently learn. I'm planning to set aside 30 minutes 5 times a week on language learning. That said, there were successes as well: 1. The language exchange partner process I know about how the search for a language exchange partner works now. It is not always easy, but I am encouraged by every kind exchange partner I meet. They are gems. 2. Determination This reflection has made me realise my determination to learn German. From a casual hobby, my German language journey has progressed far and will, I believe, ascend new heights yet. To be continued...
Jun 27, 2022 7:25 AM
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Continued... My successes: 3. Resources I found so many great resources to learn German, from grammar, audio, books, news and so much more. I want to thank every person who contributed to this treasure trove of mine. Finally, I want to say a big "Thank you" to every person who has helped me along this journey. I am grateful for each and every one of you. I pray you will be doubly blessed. How has your 2022 been so far? Let me know in a new comment! :)
Jun 27, 2022 7:28 AM
Oh man, just noticed I forgot to edit out: Time flies! We’re halfway through 2022 already! Was anyone's New Year's Resolution to master a foreign language? How are things progressing so far? Come and share with us what achievements encouraged you to keep going, or what difficulties kept you where you were. You can also sum up some useful learning tips for exchange. Please ignore that or take it as the topic :)
Jun 27, 2022 8:12 AM
* miss a meeting with a nice language partner.
Jun 27, 2022 8:16 AM
老师你看的书哪个最好看?我也看过许许多多“提高语言能力”的书但是大致都是垃圾,都没有用!! 说起conistency我也非常赞同这个看法!我之前有时候几个月多没有联系,然后想一想"诶我的中文怎么退步了“。目不见睫!今年继续练习以后就发现consistency就是我最大的缺乏
Jun 27, 2022 10:09 AM
I use a one-year wall calendar to use the "Seinfeld" method of productivity. Every day I study my target language, I mark it with a green "X." If I miss a day, I mark with a red "X." At the end of the day, I want to see nothing but green X's on the calendar.
Jun 27, 2022 6:52 PM
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Kai_Aoel 凯 ⭐ 中英国
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, German, hawaiian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Welsh
Learning Language
German, hawaiian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Welsh