Goals for October 2018

If you follow me you already know that I’m learning Swedish on my own and that I love being organised when it comes to language learning. That’s why I came up with the idea of the Motivational Calendar– Don’t know what the motivational calendar is all about? Check it out here.

That’s why this month I’m sharing with you my goals in Swedish. Learning Swedish is a process that goes on and off all the time. I start for a couple of weeks, and then I stop. Start again, stop again. One of the problems is that is not my priority, and it’s going to continue to be that way. Learning Swedish is a very personal project that hopefully will open a door into Scandinavian culture. Unfortunately, Scandinavian culture is not my priority at the moment.

Anyway, I want to be more focus and at least do something every week (being realistic I don’t think I could handle every day) So this are my top three priorities when it comes to Swedish this month. (See the pictures as a model of how to use Motivational Calendar)

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1- Find a good course in Swedish. This is so important cause at this beginner stage it will give me the structure I so desperately need. So at the moment I’m looking for a good Swedish online course. Can you recommend me one?

2- Find a good Swedish TV serie/documentary. I used to watch bonusfamiljen but after watching the 2 seasons twice I kind of want something new.

3- Find a language partner. I think this is the most difficult part as I feel having Skype calls consistently is a bit challenging for various reasons. Maybe I should start with a writing or voice exchange.

As you see, I’m trying different things this month.  You can also notice how I repeat the goals on a weekly basis. That’s because I’m assuming I will dedicate about 30 min each time for each goal and I guess 30 minutes is not enough to find a language partner a good course or a good tv serie – it’s always been much more than that.

The motivational calendar is a great tool to keep track of your progress and also to organise your schedule. See you at the end of the month for the monthly report.


Photo by Sebastian Voortman from Pexels






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