Perhaps it just drives one insane in the process of learning? For some unknown reason, I was, apparently, so intently interested that I decided to pick up another language on Duolingo and via language CDs. Previously, I had been learning (in this order) German, Spanish, and French. Yet, again for some reason, I felt compelled to pick up the Chinese language course.
I’m presently in practice mode on three of the languages and advancing mode on one, that language being German. Once I finish this current lesson, I’ll put a different language into advancing mode. Advancing mode to me means moving down the language tree.
You may think that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew…and I don’t disagree with this astute assessment in the slightest. Yet, even now, I am eyeing the Korean language tree on Duolingo. I had previously tried learning it on a different site but didn’t have a back up of language CDs at the time to enable me to reinforce what I’d been learning via the application. For some outlandish reason, I feel as though I might be able to pull learning five languages off with the proper preparation now that I have said language CDs at the ready.
If I look at this logically, I can compartmentalize the three hours I set aside to practice via Duolingo five ways into thirty-six minutes per language daily. From there, I can listen to a Language CD on a given day to boost my vocabulary during the week. Each weekday can have a language assigned where I listen and, when I have the free time (ha ha) practice writing in said language. My weekends are free…so that my brain can ooze out of my ears in weariness.
Looking at it logically, it appears doable. Perhaps it’ll give me something to put here every once in a while even. The cons of this being that I’ll snap like a dry twig. Ah well. I’m already eccentric.
So, I’m going to try this starting today. Since I’m picking up the new-ish language on this day, I’ll make today the day for listening to the Korean language CDs.
Thanks for listening/reading.