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Languages ....

For the summer (in addition to the dyeing which will be on hold this Saturday due to a yard sale), I really want to work on my languages. For the record, I am a native English speaker (obviously), but I learned Spanish in high school, French in college, and Korean while in Korea.

I'm mildly obsessed by language - I blame my writer background, but I also struggle learning languages especially after the school portion ends. While in Korea, I had a rather passive language learning style, and I learned a lot, but it didn't remain. Eventually, I hit a point where I stopped learning. With French and Spanish, I managed to reach a point where I could converse in the languages, but lacked the confidence to do so.

This year, one of my goals is to start passing language proficiency exams. I need to work on it, and I need to do much of this by myself. To that end, I'm going to start three 30-day challenges.

(Seriously- this time of unemployment is going to do wonders for my self-improvement!)

The Plan:

I'll post daily photos on my Instagram account (which you can find on the homepage) in the target language. Because I'm focusing on three languages, you'll see something from each language (French, Spanish and Korean).

However, on the blog here, I'll focus on one language for each month:

  • June is a Spanish focus

  • July is a French focus

  • August is a Korean focus

On the blog, I'll post ways that have helped me to learn, app reviews and book reviews. I'll also let you see some of the novels I use to improve my languages. A couple of the apps offer multiple languages, so I'll review them at one time, but there are some apps that I've used exclusively for one language.

If you want to join me, I'll be using the #thirtydaylanguagechallenge hashtag.

It starts Saturday.

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