Welcome to December’s Clear The List! Hosted by myself and Shannon of Eurolinguiste, we share our monthly goals and encourage you to do the same. Check the bottom of this post for more info on how to join in.
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Language Learning Review for november
November was my month to get back on track after crazy busy life stuff. Crazy busy life stuff like this:
Yup, we got married!
Aaaaand, sidenote, I have to explain about my dress. The dress you see above is dress number FOUR. I didn’t want to be put on a little podium and poked and measured in a bridal shop. That sounded like hell to me. I also didn’t want to leave it to the last minute as I knew it was something easy to get stressed about.
I found a dress I loved. I bought it. It sucked. I sent it back.
I found another, I liked it. It looked pretty good. I was happy.
That all happened a year ago.
Then about 8 weeks before the wedding, I tried on dress number two. It didn’t look as good as I remembered. Shock shock horror!
I frantically began a manic wedding dress hunt 8 weeks before the wedding. Breathe….breathe.
Dress number 3 was be-au-ti-ful….in the photos. I sent it back.
Then I found dress number 4 – the one you see above. It’s a custom fabric dress with a quote of my choice in the font of my choice.
I picked the monologue from the start of Amélie. The monologue contains the word “spermatozoid”. I took a risk that said word would end up under the armpit, or in the ruffles. Where did it end up? Slap back in the middle of my dress. Yup. Ha!
It might sound like an absolute nightmare, but to be honest, I was so happy to have a story about the dress and people didn’t notice anyway unless I told them (and I told a lot of people because I thought it was hilarious!)
Anyway, back to Indonesian. How did it go in November? Let’s look at what I said I’d do…
Complete Indonesian – I wanted to be up to the end of chapter 8 by the end of November. I’m on track to finish that this week.
IndonesianPod101 – I wanted to finish the Absolute Beginner series. I didn’t do this at all!
HelloTalk – I wanted to get back into the daily habit of checking and replying to messages. I didn’t really do this much.
Memrise – I wanted to get to at least 500 words. At the time of posting, I’m at 512. Woohoo!
Language Learning Goals for December
I’m planning to keep up with Indonesian into the new year, probably until around February/March time. This means I’ll be focusing on Indonesian for a little while, which is really unusual for me to stick with one language at one time!
Complete Indonesian – By the end of December, I’ll be at the end of Unit 12.
IndonesianPod101 – I’m going to finish the Absolute Beginner series.
HelloTalk – Same goal as last month – Get back into the daily habit of checking and replying to messages. I also want to send messages at least weekly to try out what I learn.
Memrise – Following my goal of 5 new words a day, I’ll reach 680 words in total. But hey, there’s going to be lots of chilling out in December over the Christmas period so I’m upping that goal to 700. Woo!
italki – I’ve got my first Indonesian italki lesson booked for this Friday. Yay! If it goes well, I’ll purchase a 10 lesson package and have one lesson each week with my new tutor.
I recently sat down with my friend Fiel, who speaks fluent Indonesian, to see how long I could speak Indonesian only. Check out the results below…
You can read more about Fiel over at Between 3 Worlds.
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