#CLeartheList – October

こんにちは~, happy October!

This month is probably my favourite out of the three autumn months. Halloween probably has a huge role in it. Even though we don’t have it traditionally in Hungary (we have something quite similar in February, called Farsang), Halloween decorations are everywhere, not to mention that my generation integrated it into our lives quite well, plus it apparently is a thing in the UK.

Apart from that, I just prefer this colder weather when I can wear my favourite pullovers and drink as many hot drinks as I want.

In September I fulfilled one of my dreams finally: I bought some manga in Japanese. It was quite a big dream of mine to own some volumes in their original language. So I finally went to JP Books in London and got myself two volumes. This level is way beyond of what I can understand, but at least they are good motivational tools to keep myself pushing. 20171001_162907

But back to languages, I think September okay-ish. I did WaniKani every single day, which was really great, but I’m a bit behind with the other stuff. I decided to switch back completely to Genki, as it is more relevant to the test I’m taking in December. My plan was to finish Lesson 8 in the book, well, I’m half-way through Lesson 7… so I wouldn’t say that went to well. I also realised that I’ll have to learn more vocal and find a way to practice listening.

Among others I wanted to do shadowing but if you’d look at my tracker you’d see that just did not happen.

So my very ambitious plan for October is to get through not less than 4 chapters of Genki I. It’s a big commitment -especially if I consider the fact that I’m starting classes tomorrow -, but I sort of have to if I want to pass the exam.

I’d also like to rejoin IGLC this month, maybe I’ll have more success with it than shadowing.

Also, when I was in JP Books I got a practice book for JLPT N5 and N4. It’s filled with questions similar to the original test, and on the back of the page I can find a solution as well.


I hope everyone is doing fine!



#CleartheList is originally hosted by Lindsay (Lindsay Does Languages), Kris Broholm (Actual Fluency), Angel Pretot (French Lover), and Shannon Kennedy (Eurolinguiste). The aim is to set and share your language learning goals for a given month and then obviously try your best to achieve them by the end of it.
You can find the full description of Clear the List and how to join it, here.

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
P.s.: Pictures in the post are either made by me or can be found here



#CleartheList – September

こんにちは、hello everyone,

It’s been a while that I posted anything, but now that summer is over and I’m going back to university soon, it felt like it would be nice to rejoin the community again.

But first, a little bit about summer: It was intense and I didn’t have time to post, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything language related 😉 Continue reading

#CleartheList – June

June… never have I been happier to turn the page on the calendar. May was a challenging month for way too many reasons, and honestly, I’m just happy it’s over. At least  I don’t have to think about exams anymore… or do I?
Anyway… I’m not going to hide it, I had one tiny, tiny goal for May, and no… I didn’t achieve it. It is sad, as it was the minimum a dedicated language learner could aim for but uni (and other things) came and turned my life upside down. But now, that it is over, my recovery plan from May is to immerse myself in languages once again. I’m not joking, this opportunity kept me going while I was memorising symptoms of OCD and different brain parts responsible for decision making.
I’ll try to be careful as my over-used mind has to rest a little bit, but regardless, I’m really excited!

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#ClearTheList – May

Hello Everyone!

I hope you aIMG_20170409_121138_449ll had a wonderful April! For me, it was far the most productive month since I had started setting goals and measuring my progress. Joining the #ClearTheList community back in February was a real game changer. Huge thanks for Lindsay, Shannon, Chris and Angel for hosting it!

So April was quite a relaxed month; I spent almost two weeks in Hungary with my family. I really enjoyed it as I could allow myself to take a break from uni work and focus a little bit more on language learning (probably that’s why I felt more productive than usual).
Although I might not have learnt a lot of new stuff this month, I definitely did learn some new ways of language learning. Interestingly enough, most of them are tips and tricks that with a bit of determination I could use in other aspects of my life.

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#CleartheList – March

Hello everyone, Happy March!

I know starting spring on the calendar doesn’t mean anything but I can’t wait for a warmer weather and for nature to awake again.
As you might have read in my previous post, February didn’t work out as I planned. However, I’m more than happy to learn from my mistakes and create a new, hopefully, better routine in my life, whether it’s for language learning or just in general.
Because February was a smaller disaster I didn’t have time to plan March ahead. Hence why this post is being written on the first day of the new month.
This month I’m going to experiment in until I create something that is sustainable in my crazy and hectic student life. Therefore I’m not going to set strict goals for this month, mainly because over organising myself brings to much stress into my life. Therefore I would rather set directions in which I want to progress if that makes a bit more sense.

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#CleartheList- February Summary

There is a Japanese proverb that goes like this:

I’m sure you can guess the meaning, which is basically don’t give up and even if you fall on your face, stand up and keep going. This describes perfectly my situation.
February was a lot harder than I thought and hoped it would be. If you remember, in my original #CleartheList – February post I realised that I might have set too ambitious goals, despite keeping all my responsibilities in mind…

Let me just say, setting realistic goals is a skill that I yet have to master.

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