Language Learning Goals: May 2017 #Clear The List

Hello, bonjour, hola, góðan dag, 你好, latcho divvus…

So May is going to be an exciting and busy month for me, YAY! I am taking part in the Step Up Language Program, #SULP and will be tackling Mandarin Chinese & Icelandic for the next 3 months.   I will also be working on my side project Positively Productive, looking at how positive psychology can be incorporated into language learning.

Last Month’s Goals:

  • 28-day Icelandic Challenge – Completed and I can now do basic greetings. I spent the first couple of weeks searching for some awesome resources, but unfortunately, I could not really find anyone to talk too in Icelandic.  Although I did receive lots of positive motivation and encouragement from the language learning communities. I am really grateful for the support so thank you!
  • I launched my own little business coaching motivation, self-esteem and confidence building online. I am still offering 20-minute motivational sessions online – pro-bono. So if you are interested, get in touch.

This Month’s Goals: 

  • Starting #SULP studying Mandarin Chinese for about 45 minutes, 5-6 days per- week.
  • Learn 5-10 new Chinese characters per-day.
  • Vocab build – Learn 5-10 new Mandarin words a day.
  • Continue with the basics of Icelandic.
  • Work towards completing Spanish on Duolingo.

Lesson Learnt

Having a more positive mindset really does help when learning languages. It also seemed to reflect out so that other people responded to it as well and become more motivated too.

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3. If you have not done so already follow the hosts: Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages, Shannon from Eurolinguiste, Kris from Actual Fluency and Angel from French Lover.

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Please visit the site of the person who linked up immediately before you and leave them an encouraging comment! The hosts of this link-up are hoping to create a positive community where we can all share our goals and language learning.

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 Set your language learning goals as a part of the Clear the List Link Up hosted by Shannon Kennedy of Eurolinguiste, Lindsay Dow of Lindsay Does Languages, Angel Pretot of French Lover, and Kris Broholm of Actual Fluency

I look forward to reading what your goals will be this month!


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Trisha Tests: Positively Icelandic #4

I have done a lot of writing and research into how having a more positive mindset can really change your life. I decided I wanted to apply this positive mindset to my own language learning, but it had to be a language I was not familiar with. So I ran a poll on social media and Icelandic was selected. So for the last 28 days (more or less), I have been studying Icelandic. Turns out that I personally found Icelandic harder than Mandarin. Having a more positive mindset not only helped to kick start my language learning, but I seemed to automatically apply it in other areas too so other areas of my life seemed to improve too!

For the last 28 days (more or less), I have been studying Icelandic. Turns out that I personally found Icelandic harder than Mandarin. That said having a more positive mindset not only helped to kick start my language learning, but I seemed to automatically apply it other areas of my life that consequently improved too!


My Icelandic learning Journey

In the beginning 

Week 1 

Week 2 

Week 3

Week 4 (You are reading it 😉)

Wanting to learn Icelandic?

FREE Icelandic Resources – 10 Awesome Icelandic resources 

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10 Awesome Icelandic Resources

Are you learning or wanting to learn Icelandic?

Create a new Bookmarks Folder on your device entitled ‘Icelandic‘, because here are ten awesome resources that have really helped me and I hope they will help you too…

Online Icelandic Courses from the University of Iceland!I recommend this as a starting point. The courses go from beginner right up to C1 Level!

2 Omniglot 

No Matter the language you know Omniglot will have your back covered!

3 Video Lessons on YouTube

Video lessons of Icelandic

4 Memrise

Icelandic Courses by Memrise.

5 Icelandic Language Course

ALL Scandinavian languages can be found on this site!

6 Icelandic Pronunciation Dictionary

7 Icelandic Alphabet and Pronunciation

8 Icelandic Radio

9 Icelandic Resources

Essential Icelandic phrases.

10 Learn Icelandic Now!

Encouragement from another blogger who has studied Icelandic. With links to even more FREE resources!

Do you know of any other Icelandic resources. Comment below…