New Year's Resolutions 2015

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  1. Bob

    Bob Active Member VIP member

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    I resolve not to study any language that I can't use.
    I resolve to listen every day.
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    Keep on forgetting about this thread.
    1) Whether I end up taking a test or not, I resolve to finish my "formal" study of Russian. The only thing I need to improve on is my listening. I'm using the Wordbrain estimate of 1500 hours to become a good listener. Making some assumptions about my listening before October of 2014, I've kept a running total ever since, realizing how far behind it was from the other skills. As of today, I've logged 824 hours, leaving me 676 to go. I'm doing about 2hrs/day, which makes 338 days left. Of course, I'll be working on my other skills at the same time. In 338 days I expect to be able to understand about 90% of natives talking to eachother, dramas, the news, announcements, etc.

    2) I'll continue to maintain my other languages, but no specific goals in them.

    3) Finally, I need to decide if I want to start Korean immediately after Russian, or try to hit one of my other languages out of the ballpark. I'm only B1 in French and Mandarin, so doing a hard pull could greatly reduce my study time. I could probably get French to C1 in about 6 months. I could probably get Mandarin to B2 in about 6 months, but would probably need about 2 years to reach C1. Decisions, decisions.
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    That would be really cool if you could verify this number at the end of next year.
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    I agree. He said between 1500 and 2000, regardless of the language, and I aim to verify it. I feel like I'm understanding a little better than 50% now on the average, which sort of matches my percentage of 1500, so I'm encouraged at this point.
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    I have never made any New Year resolutions in my whole life! :p But anyway, I will continue my studies of Danish and Norwegian also in 2015.

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