Last post I talked about which languages I’m not learning next year. This means that there only 3 left that I could be possible learning. Once again, for full disclosure, I’ve already chosen the language. I know which one I learning, I just trying to build a little drama around the pick I guess. On that note, don’t forget to take the poll on which language you think I will learn next.
Also on the right you will notice a big old count down calendar. Thanks to a comment that was left of my fake post, I realized I had the year in wrong and now it’s counting down properly. Not only are there 3 languages left, but there are 3 months left. 3 months to get as fluent as I can. So I have reprioritized myself and set some goals to get me through the next 3 months.
More Speaking off the cuff
I have spent a good deal of my time, inadvertently practicing my speaking in a very structured manner. Nothing wrong with this as long as it’s balanced with unstructured practice as well. So to fix this, 3 days a week will be spent with me doing “talk to the wall/steering wheel/mirror” practices as well as SYL conversations. Two days a week will be still spent in more structured practice sessions. Of course, any chance I can find to speak with a native I will jump at. More on this in another post, but I can’t sweat it if can’t find them.
Read Harry Potter in Spanish
I read Harry Potter in Thai before I read it in English, at least the first 4 books. The funny thing was that I spent over 10 minutes looking up the word muggles until I realized that it wasn’t a real word. This will be my 3rd time reading it, but that is fine. In fact it helps me with context. I don’t think I would have been confident enough to do this with out my recent conversations with Catherine and my post on going for a “B.”
There are my goals. Questions comments, please let me know what you think of my goals. I have 3 more months left to do this so any encouragement would be great. Plus, I am trying to figure out how to test my self in December, so if there are any ideas, please send them my way.