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At the beginning of each week, I'll note down goals I have with learning Chinese. Then every Sunday, I'll reflect on those goals to see if I've achieved them, and furthermore detail how I roughly spent my time learning that week.


I plan to use this as a platform to track my progress and place to discuss studying strategies with other learners, but any comments are welcome!

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2021 Week 25 - Goals

  • daily LangCorrect (journaling platform where you also get corrections) to reach a hundred days!
  • 3 HSK 5 textbook + workbook chapters (but surprised by my comprehension! Thanks to the pause I took after HSK 4 and steady consumption of novels, I counted and knew 60% of the words in a "new" chapter!)
  • try to read the first book from the 笑猫日记 series. If it's manageable, move on to the second if I have time - if not, find another book to read
  • Readibu-fy 笑猫日记 so I don't spend 5 minutes just waiting for it to open each time I want to read the book (readibu is a wonderful app for reading Chinese novels and webnovels on your phone, but I need to clean up and parse the raw HTML files I have for xiao mao)
  • 3x daily MandarinBean shadowing articles
  • daily 喜羊羊  episode
  • listen to at least 4 podcasts in Chinese - and find new podcast! Suggestions needed

2021 Week 24 - Goals


This week's goals:

  • go through 3 HSK 5 chapters
  • keep up learning with novels by adding ~5 cards a day
  • keep up LangCorrect streak
  • 5+ XYY episodes
  • finish 《小布头奇遇记》
  • read aloud at least three chapters of the above on a Discord server I'm in
  • podcast episodes in Chinese daily on dog walks

2021 Week 23 - Goals


These are my goals for this week:

  • finish 《宝葫芦的秘密》, continue listening w/ audio - such a fun way to learn
  • get 1/3 of the way through 《小布头奇遇记》 - read at least a couple chapters of the above aloud
  • start summer study plan on Friday when school lets out
  • listen to 5+ xiyangyang episodes
  • 3x/day shadowing HSK reading or Mandarin Bean stories

2021 Week 22 - Goals


Let's get started! This is my first goals blog entry - what I hope to accomplish this week. On Sunday, I'll take a look back to see how I've done, and also detail how I spent my time learning this week.


This week's goals:

  • Solidify summer Mandarin study plan - I have an extended summer holiday coming up in just under two weeks, and would like to dedicate it to Chinese. I'll create a special post just for this on the blog as well
  • Finish reading 《直到花豆煮熟 》- currently about halfway through
  • Get 3/4 of the way through 《宝葫芦的秘密》

  • Read another Sinolingua 1k unique words graded reader, while listening to the audio. Try to shadow a few of the chapters

  • Keep up daily LangCorrect journal entries, Anki sentence flashcards, Pleco novel + HSK flashcards, and handwriting flashcards

  • Watch at least 4 xiyangyang episodes

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