I did quite a lot today. I continued to study direct and indirect pronouns, and reviewed the future tense of verbs. I also did all the vocabulary exercises in a new level 3 exam textbook. I finished up with about 15 minutes of Duolingo.
I did some more study of direct and indirect pronouns, and did some listening exercises from my level 3 exam book. I also did about 30 minutes on Duolingo.
I did some listening exercises from my French level 3 textbook. It wasn’t so bad, I only made a few mistakes. I also did some dictation. I can catch the words, but I always forget the accents, or use the wrong one… I need to be more careful when learning words. I also did about 40 minutes on Duolingo.
I got back on Duolingo today. It was the first time I’d logged in this year. I think with Duolingo it’s important to make it a habit. The longest streak I’ve had is 80 days. I have a tendency to make it a daily habit, then when I have a few busy days, I don’t get round to it, and I lose the momentum. I’m going to try and keep it up this time.
I studied pronoun order today. I could do the exercises without any problems, but they were quite simple and just in the present tense. I’ll need to go over it again before I move on to different tenses!
I studies the pronoun “en” today. I’m still unsure of where to put it in certain sentence structures, but at least I know what it is. I also did a few pages of word dictation from my level 3 test book. I didn’t do so badly. It was the accents that tripped me up! It seems I’ve “half-learned” some words. Like with my Chinese, I need to go back and learn the words properly.
I studied the “y” pronoun today. It has always been a kind of mystery to me, but that has been cleared up now. I’m still unsure of word order in past and negative sentences though. More practice needed! I only had 30 minutes so I just did exercises from my textbook. More tomorrow!
I’m back into regular language study, and it feels great! I worked out how to fit it in – just get up an hour earlier. I did some listening, which I failed miserably (it was numbers…), some shadowing, and a few exercises on indirect pronouns.
I got back to my language study! I did an hour and a half of listening exercises and pronoun exercises. I also reviewed the future tense. It felt good to be back!
Not much language study going on this year! I’ve had a busy start to the year, and am conscious of the cosmetics and pharmacology exams which are creeping up on me. The only study I’m doing at the moment is listening to French and Chinese in my car. The rest of my spare time is taken up studying for the tests. I still aim to take the 3rd grade on the French exam in June though. I wanted to take the 3rd grade of HSK (Chinese) in April, but I don’t think that will happen. It will mean going to Osaka, and we are not supposed to travel around because of COVID19. Hopefully I’ll get some language study done this weekend!