171123 Language Progress

[GERMAN]
Duolingo stats as of November 23, 2017

635 Words
Fluency: 48% (which of course, I don’t believe)

[KOREAN]
Registered to KMOOC Today!
…too bad this computer can’t read Korean characters most of the time.

I actually haven’t studied much Japanese or Korean these days, which I should…. I also started getting back with my Chinese studies ha ha.

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Extremely Useful Apps for Learning German

So, lately I’ve been taking German (in Duolingo) seriously. Or so I say…
I learned how to add friends in Duolingo so I’m kind of feeling competitive—if they’re studying, so should I.
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I still have a long way to go, of course.

Useful Apps for Learning German:
Duolingo
-This is for beginners who don’t want to be intimidated by everything. It’s good for familiarizing yourself. If you’re on the computer, they usually give charts or notes during each lesson. I’d advice you to look up charts with all the declension and conjugation to make your life easier, and your German learning journey, faster.

German Grammar In Use.
-I haven’t seen other grammar pdfs, but this one is a very handy grammar app. Definitely beats googling and getting overwhelmed from all the Grammar.
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DeutschLernen
-Definitely one of the best apps. It has short news articles with a recorded podcast. Best for vocabulary enhancement and listening skill training. The app has really good interface. It also has a vocabulary list at the end.

Articles I plan on Studying:
Was tun mit dem Wolf?
Attraktion Pinguine
Wie Flüchtlingskinder unter Erinnerungen leiden
App hilft gegen Verschwendung von Essen
Bangladesch: sicherere Arbeit, geringer Lohn
Kaum Kontrolle bei Werbung im Internet
Der Osterhase bringt die Eier
Mit dem Fahrrad ins Büro?
Mörder hinterm Steuer?
Ohne Kohle geht’s noch nicht

German Grammar (50,000+ Test Questions)
-This is a very good app, but it’s definitely not for beginners–including me.

[Spanish I] 8 out of 17 Chapters, Done. Recommended Book for Spanish Learners.

I thought this book only had 15 chapters…

Day’s up and I only got to study a chapter. I should make up to it by studying 2 chapters tomorrow. 

I highly recommend this book for learners of Spanish. It gives a good breakdown of the grammar and syntax. I think it’s good to start with this, while studying Spanish at Memrise and/or Duolingo or with a Spanish learning book. The thing with most language learning materials is that… the vocabulary might be overwhelming. I myself am bad with memorization. 

I plan on either finishing the whole book before making reviewers like I did in Latin class, or making one while I’m at it. 

Of course, after that I would be studying songs or practicing making my own sentences—or both, while I study at Memrise and Duolingo. Both sites are for free btw.