How do you set your language goals for 2014? For me, it is too vague to say “Russian to level C1”. I also don’t want to confuse means with goals. Wanting to speak four hours each week, read 10,000 words, etc is not goals for me, but means - things I do in order to reach my goals. Perhaps it is smarter to set lower lever goals, such as “master” the most common Russian verbs of motion, be able to count to a thousand, … ?
Of course it is possible to have goals such as “increase my vocabulary”, but I think one should be pretty specific about what that means and how to measure it.
My goals for 2014 (most not following the advises above…):
- increase my vocabulary
- “master” the verbs of motion
- learn the questions accompanying cases (кто, кого, кем …)
- be able to speak about more topics
- be able to watch classic Russian / Soviet films
- read a Russian paper book
- spontaneously engage Russians in conversation
I am going to achieve this by:
- reading using LingQ
- speak to my iTalki-teachers
- have Skype-conversations with Russians
- write e-mails
- dare to speak to Russians in the shop, in the airport, etc.
- watch Russian / Soviet films on Youtube
What is your plan for 2014???
Edit: Just found this link which seems interesting: