Language Learning Goals May 2017 #ClearTheList

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So it looks like April is already over. My main goal this month was to take it easy and recover from the madness of launching my first e-course. I have to say I did it quite well.

I even managed to go on a short vacation with my sister, which hadn’t happened in years. - And I got a little bit of language learning done:

April language learning review

Multilingual

Make a plan to raise my level in April and to execute the said plan in May. - plan is done, see the new goals below.

Also, I met a fellow polyglot at a common friend’s and we had a chat in all five languages that we have in common: French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. It was really fun.

German

I went to Hessen (that’s in the west of Germany) with my sister for three days. This is us having beer in the cute city Limburg an der Lahn.

I was pleased to see that I could have every conversation in German without host, in shops, in restaurants, etc. without any problems. That’s not a very advanced level but seeing as I always struggle in Berlin, it was a nice ego boost. Quite frankly, I think that speaking English all the time disables my German. If I stop speaking English, my German seems to recover magically. Do any of you have a similar experience?

French

More books to read. - Done that. Read two books and started another one

Keep the couple movie nights up. - We watched this cute movie from the 90’s:

English 

Finish reading Getting Things Done - Done

Productivity & Routine

  • Keep my morning routine up - Success! And I love it. 
  • Come up with an evening routine - I made a plan but no implementation yet.
  • Reach a point where I meditate everyday. - I terribly failed at this one. I need to find a better way to integrate it in my routine. Maybe in the evening.
  • Make exercising more than 5 minutes a day a priority again. - A priority I haven’t yet acted upon. But I do plan to do so.
  • Master the Getting things done framework for productivity. - I implemented it. I wouldn’t say I master it yet, but I’m getting there.
  • Start consistently using the framework described in this video for setting new habits. - Hopefully some day. I guess these things take more time than expected. It’s a long process.

Now, onto the language goals for May 2017

German, Spanish and Portuguese:

Have two conversations in each language before the end of the month.
And unless any of you is a native of one of these languages and would like to do a language exchange with me (if so, please comment below or contact me), I am just going to book sessions on italki. Language exchanges are great but it’s a lot of work to ensure that I consistently have committed partners.

French - Finish reading L’invention de nos vie

Keep the couple movie nights up

English

Start reading business books again.

Routine & Productivity

Keep iterating on existing routine to make it more productive, and hopefully reach some of the goals I missed in April.

 

That’s all for me.
What are your goals for this month?

       
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