BlogArchive by Category "90-Day Challenge"
31 Jan 2019
Hi Everyone, I am happy to announce a new 90 Day LingQ Challenge. Over the next 90 days, I’ll be learning two new languages (Farsi and Arabic) using LingQ. I’m inviting you to be apart of this challenge (you can study any language you wish) and study with other LingQ members on YouTube. Discuss […]Read more Join My Live Language “Workouts” on YouTube
Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here, two weeks in to my 90-Day Challenge challenging the language of Polish. I’ve been working heavily with the material from Piotr from Real Polish, which I mentioned last time, both his 100 stories, which are great, and his podcasts. I’ve been downloading content from Radio Polski. The audio doesn’t necessarily […]Read more September 90-Day Challenge: 2 Week Update
One of the most important ingredients for language learning success is interesting, captivating and meaningful content. I am rediscovering this truth as I proceed in my 90-Day Challenge in Polish. The discovery of Real Polish has been a major turning point in my Polish studies. The material that Piotr has created is outstanding, especially the […]Read more Why Content is King
Well, it’s time to get busy Learning Polish! I started by listening to and reading the series “Who is She” in our Polish library at LingQ, while working out on my stepping machine, using my iPad. I have gone through this course before so there are a lot of words that I have looked up […]Read more My First Day of the 90-Day Challenge
Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here. Today, I’m going to talk about the importance of context in language learning. As is usually the case with these, I don’t have them written out in advance so my thoughts are going to be a little disjointed. Bear with me here. Let’s start with what sort of triggered this […]Read more Meaningful Context in Language Learning
My 90-Day Challenge has come to an end! A period of increased learning intensity brought me new momentum in my Korean, and taught me some new learning habits. I can’t say I am fluent, but I feel confident I can become fluent if I keep going. In that sense I achieved my most important goal. […]Read more The 90-Day Challenge: A Final Review
I wrote 250 words of Korean today on a rather difficult subject. Lots of mistakes, which were corrected by Korean member at LingQ. I would rather be listening and reading, but I know the writing helps. It helps me to notice the language. It is quite motivating to see your writing corrected so I hope […]Read more Writing helps you notice the language
I am glad that my son nudged me to start writing Korean. I know writing is good for language learning, but I kept putting it off. Now with less than a week to go, I have to write to meet my obligations under the 90-Day Challenge. Using the iPad makes it a lot easier. I […]Read more Really enjoying writing Korean
As the tension eases a little, at least for now, around the situation in Ukraine, it is useful to reflect on the words of one of my favourite authors, and a major incentive for me to learn Russian, Lev Tolstoy. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo […]Read more Some words of wisdom from Tolstoy’s War and Peace
An interesting article at our LingQ Central blog shows the results of a survey of those participating in the 90-Day Challenge. Almost half of the respondents to a question on why the want to learn a language, chose an interest in the culture as the main reason. This was the largest group, and almost three […]Read more Do we learn a language for culture or for travel?