12 Month Language Learning Update: July, 2017 – June, 2018

Wow! A year has passed since I last updated my language learning progress on my blog.

Even so, I actually haven’t stopped learning languages.

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Language Learning Highlights Over the Past 12 Months

Here are some of the biggest things I’ve done in terms of language learning over the past 12 months.

  • I have added and learned the top 2,880 of the most frequent words in Spanish, using Anki.
  • I did the 30 Day Speaking Challenge in Spanish
  • In May of this year, I did my second attempt of the DELE B2 exam. I’ll find out my results around August.
  • I’ve now been doing a lot of extensive reading and listening via audiobooks, podcasts, Youtuve videos, movies and books
  • I began working for the language learning app startup – Fluent Forever, so I’ve been working alongside Gabriel Wyner, the best-selling author and polyglot from the US

What Languages Am I Focusing On Now?

My target languages continue to be Spanish and Chinese.

I have taken Spanish very far. The farthest that I have ever taken a language, and I don’t want to stop the momentum. I really want to see how far I can take it. I’ve been using Fluent Forever methods to learn it, and I’m so enthralled that I am actually now working for the company!!!!!!!! Working with and learning from Gabe has just been awesome!

I have been slowly growing Chinese, since I am currently living in Taiwan, but still quite slow compared to Spanish.

I want to learn other languages too such as French and Tagalog. These ones I want to relearn but now using the Fluent Forever methods. However, I am holding myself back on them for now because I still want to make sure that my Spanish and Chinese are at a really advanced level.

My Language Learning Goals Over the Next 12 Months

  • Continue doing a lot of extensive reading and listening in Spanish
  • I now want to learn the top 7,500 most frequent words of Spanish
  • I’m quite confident that I passed the Spanish DELE B2 exam, and so my new plan is to pass the DELE C1 exam!
  • Learn Zhuyin (Bopomofo) in Chinese, as I’m reading Chinese Children’s books to my daughter

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