The 28-Day Gratitude Challenge

From the 1st – 28th May Language Learners Journal will be running a 28-Day Gratitude Challenge in our online community The Self-Development Hub.

All you have to do is post one thing a day that you are grateful for.

Better still post it in the language you are currently learning (optional, but highly recommended)!

By committing to this challenge for 28 days you will be establishing a regular practice of wellbeing and self-kindness.

All posts from group members are required to start with…

I am grateful for...”

The 31 Benefits of Gratitude

#IamGrateful ❤️

Request for Writers

Have you heard of Parrot time Magazine?

Seeing as this is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will producing a special edition of the Parrot Time Magazine, which will be devoted to this cause.

If you are interested or know someone who is in writing an article about indigenous languages, please get in contact with us.

If you run a language business especially in relation to indigenous languages and interested in placing an advert please get in touch and I’ll pass your details to the editor of the Parrot Time Magazine.

Deadline for drafts is the end of March.

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Clear the List: Mandarin March – Language Learning Goals

My focus in 2019 is Mandarin Chinese, #AyearofMandarin. Here are my learning goals for March! To keep me focused and motivated this month I will be introducing monthly themes and taking part in the Yoyo Chinese Challenge and the 90 day My Language Challenge.

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Week 1 – Food and Professions

Week 2 – People & Pets

Week 3 – Places & Directions

Week 4 – Shopping & Transport

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Vocabulary – I have been vocabulary building with uTalk and LingoHut. Both services cater for a wide range of languages! I’ll also be using Memrise on a daily basis too.

Grammar – I am working my way through BBC Talk Mandarin.

Reading – My daughter and I are using the Chineasy method to help us recognise Chinese Characters.

Listening – I’ve joined the My Language Challenge pilot, which will act as a 90 day booster. The first mini-challenge will focus on listening skills. I’ll be using Pop-up Chinese, that has audio for all levels. I am also taking part in the Yoyo Chinese Challenge.

Speaking – I am having regular lessons on Italki with an amazing community tutor. In 2016 I founded the Hampshire Mandarin Meetup. It’s now facilitated by a friend who has done an amazing job at promoting and getting others interested in learning Chinese. People from the local Chinese community also attend! I’m going to swing by a few sessions this month and get involved with some of the amazing activities they run.

I am really looking forward to the Women In Language’s event this month! In the UK language learning is now more important than ever yet the amount of students studying languages is in decline! There are some amazing guest speakers all experts in their fields. I’d highly recommend checking this out. Men are welcome too!

Other resources I’ll be using this month:

Chinese in 9 weeks from Domino Chinese (via Udemy and their website).

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Join Clear The List + Share Your Goals!

1. Share your goal post whether it includes your aspirations for the month or year. Submissions unrelated to the theme or links to your homepage will be deleted.

2. Link back to this post.

3. Follow the hosts: Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages and Shannon from Eurolinguiste.

4. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: Please visit the site of the person who linked up immediately before you and leave them an encouraging comment! By hosting this linkup, we’re hoping to create a positive community where we can all share our goals. If you do not do this, you will be removed from the linkup.

5. Share on social media using #ClearTheList.