Language Goals 2019

To remember where I'm at right now (green) and where I want to be by the end of the year (yellow), I made some fancy bars to visualize my long-term goals and track my progress. I will probably add another colour later on to mark my progress along the way.

The last official language proficiency test I took was for English in 2017 which placed me at a C2 level, even though I don't feel that C2-ish myself yet. My passive skills might be quite high, but many hours of monologue recording has shown me that my vocabulary definitely needs some work. My level for both Spanish and Japanese is based on questionable online tests I took a while ago, as well as on my online tutor's guesses based on my conversational level. A solid grammatical foundation might have been established in both languages, but I still lack vocabulary variety which I will hopefully be able to work on this year. And finally, after careful deliberation, I am happy to announce that Swedish will also join the club. Hooray! I've been waiting for this moment ever since I returned from Stockholm in 2018 and my goal is to study my way up to A2 without too much pressure. Swedish is on hold for the time being. Why? See this post for why I stopped studying it.

I will be more concrete in how I plan to achieve my goals in my monthly language goals updates!

(Last update: May 2019)






It's a me!

Hej! My name is Sandra, I am a language enthusiast from Germany and this is where I document my language learning journey.

I will share my study goals with you, talk about the ups and downs in language learning, try out cool challenges and show you study methods that I found particularly helpful. Making myself accountable here will hopefully give me some extra motivational boosts!

All main articles will eventually be translated into the four languages I am most comfortable with: German, English, Spanish and Japanese. Older posts can be found under "Archive" and are sorted in order of date.

You won't find a comment section under my posts, so if you feel like chatting a bit, or talking about language-y things feel free to message me on social media or write me an email!

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Enjoy your stay and happy studying!

P.S.: The icon above was made by the wonderful and talented @paraplyene! (Click to get to her Twitter profile!)