week 4: developing good learning habits
Here we are in week 4 already! It feels like we just started. Time flies when you’re having fun! You have put in the work developing good learning habits and you should really be hitting your stride now.
See where you rank and what you need to do to challenge the top LingQers in the90-Day Challenge.
Are you meeting your challenge targets? Keep an eye on your Progress Snapshot to help you stay on track.
In the dropdown, select the 90-Day Challenge option to see your progress for the entire challenge.
Of course if you prefer to focus on shorter term goals, you can look at weekly or monthly targets instead. Focusing on weekly targets and being consistent with your learning activities will get you there just the same.
Steve’s Tip of the Week
“To speak well, we eventually need to speak a lot, without worrying about how we sound, or the mistakes we make. We will learn through our mistakes. However, to make sure we improve, we need to continue listening and reading.
If we expose ourselves to lots of the language through massive reading and listening, we will notice more and more things; words, grammar patterns and even aspects of pronunciation. But we have to want to notice these things. We have to train ourselves to be attentive to the language.”
Get more tips from LingQ co-founder Steve Kaufmann as he vlogs about his 90-Day Korean Challenge on YouTube
Number of Challenge Participants: 1,859
Total Number of LingQs Created: 554,601
Total Number of Words Learned: 1,836,608
Check back each week as we profile a few Challenge participants. Tell us your story on the 90-Day Challenge page!
Julz611, known as one of the most positive and outgoing members of the LingQ community, started learning Chinese from scratch in her 50s. Age is no a barrier at all. She likes Chinese people and wants to use the language as a bridge to befriend and assist new immigrants in her community.
Julz’s favorite activity during the Challenge so far is listening on her MP3 player and reading on the iPad (which is a new habit, by the way). The most challenging but rewarding aspect is learning the characters. Good luck, Julz, and thanks for your positive attitude! 祝你好运！
amanuel2008 is studying a few languages for the 90-Day Challenge. He is planning to get into a doctoral history program which requires the knowledge of various languages. His goal is to perfect a higher level Spanish as well as move to the next level in German, Latin, French and Italian. Sounds challenging, but amanual2008 is motivated and planning to start speaking with native speakers very soon. Best of luck to you in all the languages you are learning!