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The 28-Day Language Journaling Challenge

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE:

The 28-day language journaling challenge (#langbujo) from Language Learners Journal has daily suggested prompts and even some fun activities to enable you to take personal responsibility for your own language learning, whilst spreading a little kindness, self-care and wellbeing into your daily studying routines too.

Following a set of prompts, we can journal in our target language to our heart’s content, sharing our progress and supporting other language learners along the way!

Through daily journaling and reflection my hope is that we will start to see real progress being made in our language learning and wellbeing.

THIS MONTH’S THEME: GRATITUDE

The challenge prompts are completely open to interpretation and creative flare. 😍

Here’s how the challenge works

Each month, a new #langbujo challenge graphic will be posted on the blog, Instagram, Twitter and within our private Facebook Group. This graphic will contain daily journaling prompts that you can use as a guide.

ON INSTAGRAM:

  • Follow me (@languagelearnersjournal) to be sure you don’t miss the monthly prompts.
  • Share the challenge graphic on your own feed to spread the word.
  • Join in by posting a photo of your daily prompt answers using the hashtag #LangBuJo and tag @languagelearnersjournal.
  • Search the hashtag (#LangBuJo) and engage with others by liking, commenting, and asking lots of questions.

ON FACEBOOK:

  • Join the Self-Development Hub from Language Learners Journal.
  • Check out the pinned ‘Album’ post to see the current month’s challenge graphic.
  • Join in by posting a daily journal photo of your prompt answers using the hashtag #LangBuJo and tag @languagelearnersjournal.
  • Engage with others by liking, commenting, and again asking questions.
  • Don’t forget to like our Page too!

ON TWITTER:

  • Follow me (@languagelj) to be sure you don’t miss the monthly prompts.
  • Retweet the challenge graphic on your own feed to spread the word.
  • Join in by posting a daily journal photo of your prompt answers using the hashtag #LangBuJo and tag @languagelj.
  • Search the hashtag (#LangBuJo) and engage with others by liking, commenting, and asking questions.

Prompts are completely open to interpretation so there is no ‘right‘ or ‘wrong‘ way to participate. Also, don’t worry if you miss a day… just pick up from where you left off!

Although new prompts will be made avaliable towards the end of each month you don’t have to wait to the start of the month to begin, join in today!

Language Learners Journal will share our favorite journal pictures on social media and in our monthly newsletters.

Happy Journaling! ❤️

PREVIOUS PROMPTS:

#Clear the List: Exploring Scots

2019 is the year of Indigenous Languages. With this in mind Language Learners Journal Founder Trisha Dunbar explores the Scots language with the aim of having a basic conversation within the next 28 days!

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The Scots language is not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic and is actually from the Germanic family group. Although closely related to English, it isn’t speaking English with a Scottish accent!

It is a language in it’s own right and sometimes referred to as Lowland Scot so not to confuse with Scottish Gaelic.

Scots is spoken in central Scotland and the main cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

Why Scots?

Trisha and daughter Sophia have decided on tackling Scots in honour of the 2019 year of Indigenous Languages. It is a language close to their hearts as the ancestral Dunbar family originated from Scotland.

Origins of the Dunbar Clan

Clan Dunbar

The Dunbar clan descended from the Earl of Northumbria, grandson of Crínán of Dunkeld and the nephew of King Duncan I of Scotland. After William the Conqueror took the family title away Dunbar fled back to bonny Scotland where he was granted lands by King Malcolm III of Scotland thus gaining the title of Earl of Dunbar.

Scots

The goal is to be able to greet and have a very basic conversation in Scots by the end of the month.

Resources: Scots VocaBooster Course.

Mandarin

Whilst the focus during July will be Scots, Trisha plans to continue with Mandarin Chinese.

Resources: Memrise, Yoyo Chinese and Domino Chinese.

Spanish

This language has been rather neglected lately so it’s a Duolingo and Memrise refresher. Watching new HBO show Los Espookys

Parrot Time Magazine: Indigenous Languages Special

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A very special edition of Parrot Time Magazine to mark the year of #Indigenouslanguages 2019 ❤️

▶️ http://www.parrottime.com/index.php

You can read the PDF copy online here:
▶️ https://issuu.com/abavagada/docs/parrottime_issue035