Happy February- I mean, 1st Quarter! (I wrote this post in February, and never published it, woops! It still feels relevant though, so enjoy!) This isn’t really a month in review…Just a few language learning things I’ve come across, or cool things I’ve learned recently, a few wins and losses, you know the usual. French- I had a bit of a “fail” with My French … Continue reading How was your January- I mean, 1st Quarter?
Recently I’ve decided to try out some new language learning apps! Novelty is a big part of my learning process, so I recognize that and make sure to add in new resources every so often. Sometimes I come across them out of the blue, and other times I have to go looking. I found these apps and gave them a try for a few weeks! … Continue reading Whose line is it anyway? New apps!
The holidays can be a great time for language learning! Haha, you might expect the opposite, but I have my reasons. Sure, the holidays are a busy time of year trying to be prepared, get errands done, shop for gifts, etc. Then actually making time to see or travel to family & friends, and spending time together. You might wonder, how can you keep up … Continue reading Happy Holidays! Gleðileg Jól!
“There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.” – Bill Watterson “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” – John Cleese “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein Just a few topical quotes I came across about having enough time! There are 2 months … Continue reading When is there ever enough time?
Salut à tous! Hae hae! I realized I haven’t done a Month in Review post in a while! I feel like June came up on me fast, like I hadn’t realized that May was over already. It doesn’t feel like June has gone by too quickly, but I know it has been a busy month for me. Sometimes when a week or a month is … Continue reading Month in Review- June 2022
No one has to create *new* goals at the beginning of each year…but I do like to take the time to do some reflection. It reminds me about what I’m aiming for, and realigns my practices to take me where I want to go. Language goals for 2022 French: I want to get back on track with my monthly book & film goal. In 2019, … Continue reading Language goals 2022
I’ve made some exciting strides with my Chinese lately and I wanted to share! I’m not trying to brag, so hopefully this comes across as a friendly teatime chat where I geek out about Chinese. This year I wanted to make some more progress with my Mandarin Chinese learning. I made sure to add in more time here and there. I also tried out the … Continue reading Chinese update
March 2021 seemed long while I was working through the month (probably because February was nice and short), but now that it’s over it seems like it flew by! Here’s what I’ve been up to with my language learning for the month. In general: I’ve really been cranking through my youtube queue, so I’m grateful that I made it a point to take advantage of … Continue reading Month in Review- March 2021
Whoa, the first month of 2021 is already over! I haven’t done one of these “Month in Review” posts in a while. I don’t always have to look back or analyze how my month went, but it is nice sometimes to be able to visualize some progress. In general: I have taken advantage of more language content on youtube this month! I also feel like … Continue reading Month in Review- January 2021
I shared my language goals for 2021 in a previous post. As I was writing it, I thought about what I achieved in 2020! French: I actually read 9 books in French this year! 5 manga books, 2 short novels, and 1 classic book. I didn’t watch as many French movies as I wanted to, but I watched a few early in the year. This … Continue reading Language wins from 2020