the 90-day challenge: only two weeks left!
Spring is in full swing in much of the world, which means we are nearing the end of our 90-Day Challenge.
Take advantage of the remaining two weeks for one last big push! Redouble your efforts in the home stretch. Fill in all the gaps in your progress snapshot to complete the Challenge and make your Avatar happy!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE WORD?
We know you’ve all been working hard over the last eleven weeks. Undoubtedly you’ve come across lots of new words and have learned quite a few in the process! So, what’s your favourite word in your target language?
Share your favourite word (or words) along with what it means on our 90-Day Challenge page!
STAY THE COURSE
Feel like you’re not making any progress? Don’t worry! Learning a language takes a long time.
“There are no shortcuts in language learning. You just have to stay the course – despite the many distractions,” says Steve.
STEVE’S TIP OF THE WEEK
“What would you advise someone who is not interested in language learning, but kind of would like to learn another language?”
They should find things of interest in the language, things they like to do, and just do those. They should avoid doing things that they don’t enjoy doing. That way they will spend the time and learn.
Get more tips from LingQ co-founder Steve Kaufmann as he vlogs about his 90-Day Korean Challenge.
Thanks to all the participants who share their stories, experiences and energy of inspiration. Tell us your story on the 90-Day Challenge page!
Yotsuba: “I love a lot of things about the Challenge. In particular, though, it comes down to two things: the community and the content. I receive so much support from native speakers who, even when my writing/speaking has numerous mistakes, never make me feel I should give up. Yet, equally important for me is the content I use for my studies. I’m balancing beginner material with higher level material. So, I enjoy audiobooks, importing my own interests in literature/art and also conversations at natural speed. I feel it reinforces why I have taken on the language. That is a simple enthusiasm to understand and appreciate Italian art and culture in its native language. In no way do I find it dull or a chore. Equally I don’t see it as a ‘job’ I have to do every day. Yet I do it every day in the same way that I read, write and speak in English every day. It’s just a natural activity. The hardest thing is vocabulary. I really find it hard to do the cards and prefer to revisit texts numerous times instead. Yet I worry that I still only have a limited vocabulary. I just wish I enjoyed doing the SRS system. Nonetheless, if I there is just one single thing that I take from this challenge, for me it isn’t a superficial competition but rather a genuine immersion in the language”.