Setting Language Learning Goals into Your Bullet Journal

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: Common Coversation Topics!

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 onto 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:

Parrot Time Magazine: Indigenous Languages Special

*** OUT NOW!!! ***

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

10 tips for creating an inspirational and interactive language vision board

10 tips for creating an inspirational and interactive language vision board

1. Visiting the country? Take some pictures…

They don’t have to be brilliant they just need to be meaningful to you! Don’t have any pictures check out UnSplash where you can find a wealth of great quality pictures for free.

2. Go tactile

Time to get crafty making a physical vision board from foam cardboard.  The tactile nature of cutting-out images,  gluing them onto boards enhances the emotiveness of what’s been learned.

3. Feeling technical? Go digital and add sound clips and videos

With modern technology, even with paper-based mood boards, you can still add sound or video clips! For example, QR quotes or scanning images on the phone via a translation app such as Flash Academy. I like to set my mood boards as screensavers to help motivate me.

4. Text it up a little, Oh I say!

Add your favorite quotes, sayings or names of your favorite items to the vision board, but in your target language of course!

5. Pick a theme

Pick a weekly or monthly language learning theme and create a regular vision board based on what you are learning or going to be learning!

6. Conversational trigger

Use the vision board as a conversational trigger and discuss with an online tutor or native speaker OR share on Pinterest to inspire other language learners!

7. Using all of your senses

The great thing is you not only get your creative juices flowing which is vital to language learning you also get to use different senses, heck learning French why not even add a little parfum to your board!

8.  Teaching students

Have students that are visual why not create a board for them to discuss OR set it as homework for creative visual learners. Instead of reflecting on the wordlists get them to #MoBO it!

9. It grows with you

The beauty of a mood board is the more fluent you get the more you can update the board so it grows with you…

10. Have fun!!!

The whole process of creating vision boards should be fun!!! A refreshing and more visual way to learn a language especially if motivation using a more conventional method is dropping a little.

Have you got any other ideas for creating a vision board for languages? OR maybe you would like to share your own design? Comment below or post on social media with the hashtag #LangVisBo


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