I studied HSK 4 vocabulary for about an hour, and started an HSK 4 course on Coursera. I did the first two lessons. It was useful, and reinforced the vocab I am learning, so I think I will continue with it.
Tag: language learning
16th December 2021 – Korean
Today was my Korean day. I have started a beginners Korean course on Coursera. I reviewed the alphabet and started on some basic conversation. I worked my way through week one and half of week two. It was good reinforcement of what I’ve learnt in my textbook.
15th December 2021 – Chinese
I studied HSK4 vocabulary for an hour, and then spent an hour reading and listening to news on The Chairman’s Bao.
13th December 2021 – French
I started my new study plan today. I just studied French. It went well. I spent about an hour on grammar, focussing on verbs, and then 45 minutes of listening, reading aloud and shadowing. I think concentrating on one language a day is going to suit me.
11th December 2021 – Chinese
I spent most of my study time on HSK 4 vocabulary, and I also studied three stories on The Chairman’s Bao.
11th December 2021 – French
I did some work on present tense conjugations. I should know all this by now, but I work through the exercises slowly. I’ve been neglecting French recently.
I’m going to stop updating this section. I read a Japanese novel every night and spend part of every day translating. That doesn’t change!
New study plan
I’ve found that studying all my languages in one day doesn’t really work. Just when I’m getting into a language, it is time to change and study another one. So, I’m going to try a new study schedule. I don’t expect to keep to this because of work commitments, but I’m going to try.
Monday – French
Tuesday – too much work on
Wednesday – Chinese
Thursday – Korean
Friday – Chinese
Saturday – French and Korean
Sunday – French and Chinese
I read Japanese novels every night for about an hour and a half, and spend part of the day translating, so I can add Japanese onto each day.
10th December 2021 – Korean
I reviewed the alphabet and units 1-3 in my textbook, and started on unit 4. I’m forgetting what I’ve learnt, but hopefully it will be reinforced as I push on through the textbook. I also did some Duolingo lessons.
10th December 2021 – Japanese
I’m partway through another Matsumoto Seicho novel. I took the cosmetics exam last month, and I’m having a break before I start studying for the pharmacology exams.