Goals for 2018:
OK. So an update. I read a lot of Spanish in the first few months of the year, and also a facing page translation of Kafkas der Process which I enjoyed enormously. I also listened to the audio several times.
But then life intruded. Work. Other stuff. Etc.
And my goal as of October (a bit late in the year I know) is too learn Croatian to a B1 level.
I’ve kept my goals deliberately simple this year. I want to understand as much German as possible by using the Lingq website for 30 minutes a day. My focus will be on listening and reading. I am interested in seeing how much it is possible to achieve in what is a fairly modest time investment. My current level is basic, to say the least, so while I am not a beginner I am hovering around that level. I will also learn a few dozen German phrases that will be useful to me personally.
January to March. All my leisure reading will be in Spanish. I’m trying to maintain my Spanish and will luck improve my vocabulary.
Impove my spoken Italian. Natch.
Ditto with my spoken Spanish. Obvs.
Goals for 2017:
Towards the end 0f 2016 I finally started to speak French, and now have weekly lessons on iTalki. I wanted to improve my spoken French and reach a good B1 or low B2 level by the end of 2017, and so my
primary focus this year will be on French. OK. It was French, and I reached a B1 level (according to my tutor) around April. My pronunciation is still appalling but I got there.
My other aims were :-
I’m going to complete Assimil German.
I reached around Lesson 34. So 34 percent achievement.
I’m going to complete Assimil Romanian.
I reached around Lesson 10. Hmm. Could do better.
Past attempts and language dabbling
During 2016, I decided I wanted to be able to read Afrikaans, which in part was because of my site Easy Afrikaans.
I read, or rather struggled through Jack Parrows book Die Ou Met die Snor by die Bar .
No Afrikaans for me in 2017 but I’m sure I’ll return to you in future.
I dabble in Latin – especially during the winter months, and continue to do so on a very ad hoc;) basis.
I spent two years dallying with Polish, but played more than studying effectively, and consequently never achieved much.
In year (2015) I started to learn Russian, and began full of enthusiasm to describe the process here, and then stopped.
Besos, Baci & Pax.