This past week I didn’t do much language study again. I had my Spanish class last week Monday, which I believe I mentioned in last week’s MLJ update. Apart from that, I mostly used French, Spanish, or Portuguese whenever I could with friends via text, Facebook, Whatsapp, Hangouts, or Skype.
My apologies that this is a day late.
I didn’t do as much language study as I would’ve liked to last week. The languages I worked on were Albanian, Portuguese, French, and a little bit of Albanian and Japanese.
I’m reminded of the Staind song It’s Been Awhile.
But it has been about 2 months since my last update. Perhaps that’s the pace I will always post at – every few months or so. I might as well accept it instead of trying to post more frequently.
I’m going to post corrected versions of the previous day’s texts, both as a way for me to be able to compare what I wrote against the correct form, and for those reading my blog who are also learning French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. If you are reading this as your first post, you should read this post first.
Today, October 2, 2014, shall be day one of the #100DaysofLanguageLearning challenge. I will try to write a few sentences in each language I’ve chosen – French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I will also try to write something different in each language, as opposed to translating the same text into all there languages.
For example, tonight I have written about my language study activities this evening, as well as my plans for tomorrow. I have broken this up between the three languages.
A fellow blogger and, as it turns out, Unilanger (the denonym for a member of UniLang) who recently started following my blog invited me to take the #100DaysofLanguageLearning challenge. The challenge may be named differently, but that is the name I’ve chosen to call it.
My friend just sent me an article about a tool being utilized at an English school in São Paulo, Brazil. The school is called CNA, and the tool is called a Speaking Exchange. CNA decided to connect their students with senior citizens in a retirement home in Chicago, USA. The exchange is in English. And it’s wonderful to view the conversations. Not only do the students improve their English, but they do so by connecting on a human level with another human being. For after all, what is the purpose to language? Communication; communicating with one another on a personal level.
I want to write a little bit about each language that I’m currently studying. This was influenced by a forum I recently became active in. It’s called UniLang. It’s a site and forum for language learners. Many of the forum regulars are those who have a desire to learn multiple languages. There are also sections of the site where you can find learning resources for different languages.
I came across a thread in the forum called Languages Learner Level. I was going to post in that thread a detailed description of each language I’m learning – the level I’m at and a blurb about my learning thus far. But I decided to post it here instead; at least the blurb about each language! Here goes: