17 July 2017 @ 08:07 pm
lang goals meme  
Swedish C1>C1
Goal: To actually get proof that I'm C1 so I can take any courses I want in University (right now I'm legally restricted to only ones that don't require you having passed gymnasium-level Swedish classes).
Timeframe: Within the next year.
To do:
1. Write and read in Swedish. I guess. I need to start reading lots of e-books but I can't be bothered.
2. Practice pronunciation.

Man I don't give a crap about Swedish so it's reeeally hard to use it, that's why I'm still not "as good as a native speaker" yet and why I still need proof I'm C1 to begin with. If I'm gonna keep living here I do actually want to get as good as a native speaker but at the moment I don't know what my future'll be like so...

Japanese B1>C1
Goal: To be able to understand literally anything I want in Japanese. In general, to be so good that I can be a text translator and get myself a job.
Timeframe: Within the next year.
To do: Probably just "let it happen". I'm already studying almost every day and I'm going on an exchange year soon...

Faroese A1>C1
Goal: To understand the spoken language. Right now I only understand the written (C1), I get maybe 1/3rd of the spoken.
Timeframe: Whenever.
To do: Read a Harry Potter book while listening to the audiobook at the same time.

Chinook Jargon B1>C1
Goal: Learn ALL the words, even the ones I never use myself, so I can write/read stories and stuff without looking anything up.
Timeframe: Whenever.
To do: Memorize words on Memrise I guess.

Esperanto C1>C1
Goal: Improve my general flexibility in how I say things or understand other people, reduce my usage of loanwords.
Timeframe: Neverending ongoing project.
To do: Keep learning foreign languages and copy ideas for compound words from them.

The problem with this is I really think a lot of the "not understanding other people" isn't my fault. Ignoring that other people's Esperanto is usually really bad, other people are also usually entirely lacking logic and don't make any sense even when writing in their own language. They also can't understand anything that's not written exactly like it is in their dictionary (and if there's one language not meant for that kind of rigid thinking it's Esperanto)...

Greenlandic A1>B1
Goal: To understand all the grammar and suffixes. More generally, to be able to read books and news articles.
Timeframe: Within the next 3 months, if I'm super lucky.
To do:
1. Just sit down and memorize a ton of crap and try try try.... Then eventually make a blog in shitty Greenlandic and see if anyone finds it and will help me learn.
2. Improve my understanding of Danish and in connection maybe Southern Swedish so I have an easier time understanding the learning materials. They use a lot of words I don't know and can't guess the meaning of by context (because there IS no context), ex. "at pleje".

I think that's all the languages I have anyway, I tend to forget some....
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quabazaa[personal profile] quabazaa on July 18th, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
Good luck with all your goals!!

How long have you been living in Sweden? I have a similar situation with German and my partner's family. I never would have chosen to learn it so my motivation waxes and wanes. But in the end it's useful!
lusentoj[personal profile] lusentoj on July 18th, 2017 05:13 pm (UTC)
5 years... jobless and friendless this whole time. my wife's family is really abusive and crazy (ALL the family members, not just her parents) so there's been a lot of problems that, in the end, have made it so none of us have found jobs (and in my case, my degree was really heavily delayed and i'm constantly worried i won't pass my classes). on top of general unemployment being super high in my town even for normal people. so sweden, while it is technically nice to live here and the general population is extremely nice for example, has no real good memories/feelings for us (but especially me, the foreigner) at all.

so i'm reaaaally hoping that by doing this exchange to japan i can somehow find a job fast, whether in japan or elsewhere. and then if i can't find a job in japan that lets me get a VISA, i'll have gotten so good at japanese that no matter how bad my wife's family is i can still pass my classes because after living in japan they should seem ridiculously easy... of course i could work in any other european country technically but not knowing the language and having no skills / degree and being almost blind = no one's gonna hire me.