My Language Challenge
My Language Challenge was created to be a community of language learners with a common goal – to improve our ability in our target language over a period of 3 months.
It’s called My Language Challenge because language learning is an individual thing. The way I learn a language works well for me but that does not mean it will work for you. We are all individuals so it differs from person to person. This challenge is all about finding out what works for you and doing it consistently with the help a support of a community of learners.
I’m not a salesman, probably because I prefer for people to decide for themselves rather than try to “razzle-dazzle” you into buying something you don’t need. So let’s just get right into it and tell you a bit about what you can expect if you sign up.
What To Expect
Studying a language alone sucks! and many of the groups we join are sporadic at best. As everyone in the challenge is focused on a common goal for a finite amount of time, you can count on people to be there and to be active.
As well as the main community on Facebook, you will also be part of various sub-groups. As a minimum, you will be added to a language specific study group and another for help and encouragement. You are also free to join other groups too if you want to.
Daily trackers are used to keep a record of your study. This in itself can help keep you on track but don’t be surprised if people in your groups give you a nudge if you start to drop behind.
During the challenge, you are also expected to record and share progress videos. This is generally Day 1 (to show your starting point) and then one at the end of each month.
Twice a month, we set a micro-challenge. These are simple little challenges to push you on a little in reading, writing, listening or speaking. The first couple are set by us and the rest are suggested and voted on by participants. The great thing is, this keeps the challenge fresh. Even we don’t know what to expect next!
Meet The Experts
Once a month, we invite a well known polyglot or linguist to come talk with us. This consists of a lightning talk (around 15 minutes) followed by a Q&A and group chat.
You will have the opportunity to either jump on a Hangout or follow along on YouTube and send questions. Can’t make it on time? That’s OK, you can always watch it back on YouTube later.
So that’s it. No sales pitch, no false promises. If you want to improve significantly in 3 months, you are going to have to work hard. It won’t be easy, we wouldn’t call it a challenge if it was but you are more likely to succeed when doing it as part of a group.
Does this sound like something that appeals to you? Then sign up and join us in the next one.