Last month, I announced my goal to
learn Spanish by Christmas. Over the last few
weeks, I’ve ordered books and CDs, and downloaded decks and audio
files. Find out what it actually looks like to start studying a
language on your own.
I’ve been talking my whole life, but never been aware of how my
mouth actually makes these sounds. Now, the International Phonetic
Alphabet (IPA) is revealing the hidden, intricate precision of how my
mouth constructs thousands of sounds per day.
I’ve wanted to learn other languages for as long as I can remember.
But wanting doesn’t get you far. Neither does making big Anki
vocabulary decks that have critical flaws. But thanks to my recent
finds in both language learning and self-motivation, my time has come.
I’m learning Spanish by Christmas.
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up your own cards. Language vocabulary is especially popular.
Always check for a shared deck on your topic.