As the World Cup Language Challenge start date slowly approaches, one of the most common questions we receive is, “How do I prepare for a Language Challenge?” Well, you can simply dive right in and start taking lessons or you can plan each week and maximize your learning. Our guest blogger and World Cup Challenger Lindsaydoeslanguages shares with us her weekly Language Challenge goals! This post originally appears on Lindsaydoeslanguages.
ITALKI WORLD CUP LANGUAGE CHALLENGE: MY WEEKLY GOALS
With the italki World Cup Language Challenge creeping ever closer, now seems like the perfect time to give you a quick update before it all kicks off. (I’m just gonna keep the football puns coming…)
Have I started?
Nope! The italki World Cup Language Challenge begins on June 1st, so there’s still time to sign up!
What I have done though is booked all 25 lessons in advance because I know that for me, having the lessons booked now will take away the pressure of booking last minute.
I have also set myself 8 weekly goals. (Told you, there’s plenty more where that came from…)
My 8 World Cup (Language Challenge) Goals!
Week 1 – To read a short chapter of “Caro Bruce Springsteen” out loud on video.
This may sound completely random but this is to prove that language learning doesn’t have to be expensive. I picked up this book from a book stall in Portugal last year for just 50 cents!
Week 2 – To read a random news article from the internet out loud on video.
This may sound like a lot of reading, but in the early stages, I really want to work on improving my pronunciation and making it sound more Portuguese and less Spanish. Personally, I find reading really helps with this.
Week 3 – To learn the entire lyrics to Ai Se Eu Te Pego
So this is, like, the greatest song ever.
And it’s Portuguese. It just seems rather fitting! (more…)