Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | December

<p>With November came an amazing trip to Budapest, Hungary with the rest of the <a href="http://languagedrops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drops team</a>. It was the first time I had the chance to meet everyone and it was an inspiring week.</p>
<p>It was also the big reveal for my project so I can finally let you know what language I&#8217;ve been working on for the last month or two. It&#8217;s&#8230; Hungarian!&nbsp;</p>
<p>The founders of Drops are Hungarian and because&nbsp;it was my first trip with the team and it happened to be in Hungary, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try Hungarian and surprise them with it. I&#8217;ll share more about the project soon, so keep an eye out for more posts in the next few weeks.</p>
<p>On to #clearthelist &#8230;</p>
<p>If you&#8217;re new around these parts, #clearthelist is a linkup where we share our monthly goals, and by we, I mean myself, and Lindsay of <a href="http://lindsaydoeslanguages.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lindsay Does Languages</a>.</p>
<p>We’d absolutely love for you to a part of our community. You can join us by adding a link to your own goal post below.</p>
<p>So let&#8217;s get started, sharing our goals and motivating one another to #clearthelist!</p>
<p>Please feel free to tag your posts or photos with either #clearthelist on your favorite social media channels!</p>
<h2>Last Month’s Highlights on Instagram</h2>
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<h3>Last Month&#8217;s Goals</h3>
<p><strong>Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I&#8217;ve noticed since Little Linguist&#8217;s arrival.</strong> // This month, I didn&#8217;t work on this as much as I would have liked. Definitely to change in the next month.</p>
<p><strong>Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list.</strong> //&nbsp;In November, we read a book originally written in a language that we&#8217;re learning. I read through some of the Croatian articles that I found about the Croatian and Serbian languages.</p>
<p><strong style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Keep working through my YouTube Queue.&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> // I ended up having a two day cram session and got through a lot of my lesson videos.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><strong>Add1Challenge</strong>&nbsp;// Made it through the first month and a half of the challenge and caught up sharing my updates once my project was revealed.</p>
<p><strong>Secret Language Project&nbsp;</strong>// Yay, Hungarian!</p>
<h3>This Month’s Goals</h3>
<p><strong>Continue filling the gaps in my Mandarin vocabulary I&#8217;ve noticed since Little Linguist&#8217;s arrival.</strong> // A permanent item on my monthly list.&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>Read the next Language Reading Challenge book on my list.</strong> //&nbsp;In December, we&#8217;re reading something about a language you’re not learning (it can be an article, an introduction to the language, or an entire book). I haven&#8217;t yet selected what I&#8217;ll read, but I&#8217;m looking forward to this months&#8217; theme.</p>
<p><strong style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Keep working through my YouTube Queue.&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> // Will be working on this one for a while.</span></p>
<p><strong>Add1Challenge</strong>&nbsp;// This month is when the Day 60 video is up, so I plan to prepare for that.</p>
<h2>Resources I Used This Month</h2>
<p>A quick recap of the materials I am using.</p>
<p><strong>What I Am Using to Learn Chinese</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/lingqel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LingQ</a> &#8211; my favorite tool</li>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/italkilessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki Lessons</a>&nbsp;&#8211;&nbsp;I have weekly Chinese lessons</li>
<li><a href="http://www.memrise.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Memrise</a>&nbsp;&#8211; I do 18,000 points minimum per day&nbsp;</li>
<li><a href="http://languagedrops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drops</a> &#8211; they have a new character tool that is fantastic</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I&#8217;m Using to Brush Up/Improve My French:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/lingqel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LingQ</a></li>
<li>Immersion (we speak&nbsp;<em>franglais</em>&nbsp;at home)</li>
<li>Listening to French radio/podcasts</li>
<li><a href="http://eurolinguiste.com/lingoci-language-lessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lingoci</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I am Using to Learn Russian:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/lingqel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LingQ</a></li>
<li><a href="http://amzn.to/29dh2Xe" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Perfectionnement Russe</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/italkilessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki Lessons</a></li>
<li><a href="http://languagedrops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drops</a></li>
<li><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=exkDGm98WO4&amp;offerid=258... target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pimsleur</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I am Using to Learn Korean:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/lingqel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LingQ</a></li>
<li><a href="http://languagedrops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drops</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/italkilessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki Lessons</a></li>
<li><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=exkDGm98WO4&amp;offerid=258... target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pimsleur</a></li>
<li><a href="http://eurolinguiste.com/glossika-review-audio-based-learning-sentence-l... target="_blank" rel="noopener">Glossika</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I am Using to Learn Spanish:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/lingqel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LingQ</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I am Using to Learn Italian:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/lingqel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LingQ</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I&#8217;m Using to Learn Japanese:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://eurolinguiste.com/review-lingualift-online-coursebook-japanese-ru... target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lingualift</a></li>
<li><a href="http://languagedrops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drops</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/italkilessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki Lessons</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/pimsleurEL" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pimsleur</a></li>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/ELglossika" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Glossika</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I&#8217;m Using to Learn Croatian:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/italkilessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki Lessons</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I&#8217;m Using to Learn Hungarian:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/italkilessons" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki Lessons</a></li>
<li><a href="http://languagedrops.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Drops</a></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>What I&#8217;m Using for Little Linguist</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Lots of books (I picked up several in both Singapore and Shanghai)</li>
<li>Day-to-day interaction</li>
<li>Mommy and Me weekly classes</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Resources That Aren&#8217;t Language Specific</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://bit.ly/add1challenge" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Add1Challenge</a></li>
</ul>
<h3>The Biggest Lesson I Am Taking Away from This Month</h3>
<p>The first week and a half of November are when I really buckled down and started to study Hungarian. I wanted to speak well enough to really surprise the Drops founders and though I was nervous, I was pretty happy with what I was able to accomplish in that time. I am sure I still made mistakes, but I was able to use Hungarian in a variety of situations while I was in Budapest and it made my time there that much more enjoyable.&nbsp;</p>
<p>So the lesson?</p>
<p>Learning a bit of the language before you travel somewhere definitely makes your time there that much more enjoyable.&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Don&#8217;t forget that I would love to hear all about your goals for this month! Please join us by adding your post to the linkup below!</strong><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p>
<h2>Clear The List Linkup Rules:</h2>
<p>1. Share your goal post whether it includes your aspirations for the month or year. Submissions unrelated to the theme or links to your homepage will be deleted.</p>
<p>2. Link back to this post. You can use our button if you wish.</p>
<p>3. Follow the hosts: Lindsay from <a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/lindsay-does-languages-12117927" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lindsay Does Languages</a> and <a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/eurolinguiste-12401573" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shannon from Eurolinguiste</a>.</p>
<p>4. <strong>THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE</strong>: Please visit the site of the person who linked up immediately before you and leave them an encouraging comment! By hosting this linkup, we&#8217;re hoping to create a positive community where we can all share our goals. If you do not do this, you will be removed from the linkup.</p>
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