I read my HSK book for 45 minutes. I’m studying adverbs and their place in sentences. I also did my 5 words a day.
I did my five words of the day and then read my HSK 4 grammar book for around 45 minutes. Not much sunk in….
I started my “5 words a day” today. I’m going to study 5 words from my HSK vocabulary text book every day, with one day off a week to review. I read my HSK level 4 grammar book for about 45 minutes. Not sure how much sunk in though. I’ll have to go through it a few times I think.
I read my HSK4 textbook for 45 minutes. I have realised that I really need to build my vocabulary, so I’m going to start learning five words a day from my HSK level 1-4 vocabulary book. I’m pushing on with the HSK4 book, even though it is difficult because it is also a good review of level 3 grammar.
I read my HSK level 4 textbook for 45 minutes. It is clearly above my level, and not all of it is sinking in, but the sentence patterns are presented in a way which builds on the level 3 material. So I’m going to push on with it, although I’ll need to read it a few times.
When I was studying Japanese, that was all I focussed on. My goal was the highest grade on the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), and I dedicated all my spare time to that goal.
At the moment, I’m learning Chinese and French simultaneously. At the beginning of the year, I decided to learn two new languages every three years for ten years. I want to pass the highest grades on tests of each of the languages.
But…I’m feeling myself being pulled by other languages…Italian, Spanish, German, Korean, Russian… They are all on my ten year list, but I don’t want to wait that long!
Someone I follow on Twitter is learning around ten languages at the same time. The person is taking exams in each of the languages, albeit at the lower levels. I am wondering if I should do that. Or am I just being attracted by the idea of learning something new. I tend to multi-task, so I think this is just my personality. Do I do what I did with Japanese and go narrow and deep, or go shallow and wide? What do I want? A basic knowledge of a lot of languages, or a detailed knowledge of a few? Hmm….
I am also studying for a few licenses and exams in my specialist translation fields. These are all in Japanese. I plan to take six of them over the next year, so I’m already studying a lot.
Maybe I should stick with just Chinese and French at least until I have passed the intermediate levels on the tests. I’m still learning the basics, especially in French, so it’s an important time. I need to concentrate, but still…. 🙂
I studied my HSK level 4 textbook, but it’s getting difficult. The fact that I was really tired and studied just before I went to sleep didn’t help. I’m going to keep pushing on with it though, because it is proving to be good review of level 3 material. I am aiming to take level 4 next April, but I might drop down to level 3. It depends on how much time I have and how the study goes. There are a lot of characters and words to learn for level 4.
Total study time: 30 minutes
I had another long break without studying for various reasons, but I’m back on it. I did 30 minutes of Chinese HSK 4 reading. It’s getting complicated, and it’s probably a bit above my level, but I’m pushing on!
I read my HSK level 4 book for 30 minutes.
I read my HSK level 4 book for 30 minutes. I read about words which function like prepositions. I’m picking up some vocabulary as I go along.