pátek 10. března 2017

Free printable 30 days plan

Hi guys! You have probably noticed that I stopped making the vocabulary and grammar cards for a while. I've been lately very busy and to be completely honest, I also got quite bored of it. However, I am still active in sharing my language progress on Instagram where you can follow me! As there were several corrections in the cards based on your comments, I decided to put them only here and on Facebook and keep the insta-posts for short videos and language progress tracking.

I got very inspired by couple of language bloggers lately, so I decided to share with you my favorites so far. I hope to discover more of those!

1. Katie from Joy of Languages

2. Tiia from 20thousandwords

3. Kamila from Polyglot's diary

4. Year of German

I also made this free printable 30 days plan that you can download HERE in pdf.

sobota 21. ledna 2017

Swahili Lesson 6 Numbers

All you need to know about numbers in Swahili :) There are no tricky issues with this vocabulary except of one: the brown numbers take infix according to the noun class (e. g. kitabu kimoja - one book, vitabu viwili - two books, mtoto mmoja - one kid, watoto wanne - four kids) while the others are not conjugated at all.

sobota 3. prosince 2016

French Lesson 3

Swahili Lesson 5 Imperative form

There are some important rules when it comes to commands in Swahili. First of all, you construct the imperative form simply by tearing off the infinitive prefix ku- in the singular form and adding suffix -eni in the plural form. However, there are two types of exceptions. Firsty, there are verbs of Arabic origin, such as fikiri (to think) and rudi (to return) in our case. They do not take the prefix ku- in infinitive form and they add just suffix -ni in plural imperative form. Secondly, there are monosylabic verbs such as -la (to eat) and -nywa (to drink) which keep the infinitive ku- in all forms. Overall not so difficult as it seemed, what do you think? :)

December challenge: Start your habit tracker

Hi! As some of you could have seen on my Instagram, I am keeping a bullet journal to plan and track my progress in everything I do, including languages. The journal is helping me greatly to get organized and stay focused, so I decided to give you few tip and hints on how to start a languages habit tracker. 

There is one thing to start up with: it's very easy to get obsessed with your bullet journal and you don't want to end up messing up several pages by striving for a perfect design. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about and so do many others. I'm not so good in drawing and caligraphy as many of the bullet journalists are, but I don't care. The goal is to make your planner useful, not perfect!

I started my journal in the beginning of November. What really works for me is a daily habit tracker - mainly because once you prepare the layout, it takes you less than few seconds to fill it in.

What I would like you to do is to create your own for December! No matter if you learn just one language or several of them, you can keep track of the days you learnt it. I find this approach particularly useful, because consistency is even more important than content when it comes to learning languages!

You can post your tracker on the instagram under #languagehabittracker. Or on my Facebook page under this post! Looking forward! :)

neděle 13. listopadu 2016

Czech Lesson 2 Who What

I must admit that Czech is not the easiest language to learn. Yet I see many people getting discouraged and giving up from the very beginning and I think its a shame. I recommend you not to worry too much about the grammar in the beginning and focus more on learning basic vocabulary (ideally in short sentences), listening and getting the pronunciation right. Especially if your native language gives you a strong accent (French, Asian languages) it is very important to get the sound to your ears.