#ClearTheList – Language Goals for February 2017

When I set my language goals for 2017 I also started to think of an effective way to break them down into manageable bits. The #clearthelist blog linkup is a great way to keep track of what I need to do and to improve, and to make myself accountable at the same time. So here we go!

language goals for february 2017



In February I want to focus more on listening, as I have been neglecting it in favour of vocab building.

I am going to listen to songs in Swedish for at least 2 hours a week, and look for a vlogger talking about a topic of my interest, or everyday life, to engage in passive listening.

Also I want to master 600 expressions on Memrise – Swedish 3, and complete two lessons a week each on Babbel and Learningswedish.se.

Finally, I will start working on the Rivstart textbooks I just received for my birthday! By the end of the month I want to create a learning routine with these study books that works for me.


Time to put into practice the excellent tips to create an effective language learning habit from Angel at FrenchLover!

This month I am going to write journal entries in French at least twice a week, find one/two blogs to follow and collect vocabulary I don’t know on Readlang to practice it later. For listening practice I will watch two videos, or one movie, a week.


Though Japanese is my biggest love, lately I have been struggling with motivation. This month I am going to research one topic in Japanese every week and practice reading. Then I will experiment with different resources to practice the kanji I don’t remember. To polish my listening understanding I am going to watch at least two movies in Japanese in February.

Set your language learning goals as a part of the Clear the List Link Up hosted by Shannon Kennedy of Eurolinguiste, Lindsay Dow of Lindsay Does Languages, Angel Pretot of French Lover, and Kris Broholm of Actual Fluency

Alright, goal setting is done. Time to get working on these!

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  1. 1st February 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Hi Elena!
    Bon courage with your listening practice in Swedish!
    Growing listening/watching habits is difficult for me: I find passive listening “useless” and can’t make time for active/focus listening… I’ll follow your progress! Ciao 🙂
    (I won’t judge your French as I don’t speak Italian, only Hi/Bye and Thanks :P)

    • Elena
      1st February 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Merci Dorothée!
      I still don’t understand enough for active listening, so I’ll try and get used to the sound of the language by having it on the background while I do something else. Let’s see if I get some results! 🙂
      Bon courage to you!

  2. 1st February 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Thanks for joining us! All the best to you with your goals for this month.

    • Elena
      1st February 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you Shannon!

  3. 3rd February 2017 / 9:57 am

    Best of luck Elena! You’re already doing way more than most people I’ve seen so if you keep it up I have no doubts you’ll reach your goals super fast.


    • Elena
      4th February 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you Kris, that really is encouraging!