Hi. I’ve gone ahead and added a link to the top right side of the website (LLDB) linking to a very simple database of language resources. The database can be filtered using language level (from A1 to C6), category, language and/or title and it’s useful to find media in your target language that’s appropriate to [...]
I’m almost done with RTK3 & I’ve started to do sentences, which I add from here, to my flashcards. I currently have 42 sentences! What’s working for me is having sentences where there’s one term that I don’t understand. Back to learning!
One year completed. About a hundred kanji left to finish RTK1. I’m thinking about just going directly to RTK 3. I’m eager, however, to begin with sentences!
Believing that you have to finish a book out of some sense of duty. Believing that the methods you choose are the only good ones. Believing that learning is associated with suffering. Believing in listening to the same material over and over. Beliefs can be dangerous. Experiment, mix, be irrational, do what you feel like [...]
What have I been doing lately? – I spent more than two hours on Saturday speaking to a girl who, while not a native German speaker, has lived in Berlin for 15 years. That was fun! – Watched “Ziemlich beste Freunde” in German. – Watched lots of episodes of “Eine schrecklich nette Familie”. – I’ve [...]
Listening to Harry Potter in German. I’m loving the voice of Rufus Beck!
Imagine, if you will, a game (I’ve always wanted to use that phrase ). There’s only one rule. 1. Always think in your target language. If you start thinking in a language that you are not learning, then you lose. Luckily for you there’s infinite continues . And now let’s play!
So I’ve been getting things done as usual. Also, I’ve started watching this new series called “Sherlock”, based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but based on the 21st century. It’s really cool and the first season (3 episodes of 90 minutes) can be found in German! I also wrote a bunch of short stories [...]
To learn a language (whatever “learning a language” means to you) you need to spend a specific amount of seconds in that language. Every day we get 86400 seconds. We spend about 28800 sleeping, so that leaves us with 57600 seconds (16 hours). IF it takes a year to learn a language (and I mean [...]
I have experienced these phases during my 305 days of language learning. Once I start focusing on Japanese I want to do them again with some improvements . 0. Phase minus one: You haven’t started learning your language yet; you’re looking for resources and materials to learn. 1. Phase zero: You’ve found something that works [...]keep looking »