https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille

My 2018 Goals

Reach level 25 in French

Get a 400 day streak

Get 500 duolingo followers (don't judge/hate plz)

Complete my German tree

Complete my Practice Makes Perfect French book (arriving in the mail tomorrow)

Write a 5 paragraph essay in French with less than 5 mistakes

Write a 3 paragraph essay in German with less that 7 mistakes

Read out loud both of my essays easily

Hope this inspired you!

January 4, 2018

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

Great goals! It’s always nice to start the year fresh, feeling like anything is possible.

My only language goals are to read some Italian every day (currently reading a mystery novel) and practice Japanese every day. Japanese is totally new to me, except for the culture.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille

Thank you! Good luck with your goal!

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia

Out of curiosity, what mystery novel are you reading in Italian? I'm trying to find good resources for learning Italian, including books to improve my reading skills.

Molte grazie! :)

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

I actually find mysteries really slow going, because many tend to have slang. I’ve started and stopped a few. They aren’t the best entry novels I’ve found (for me). I’m currently reading a series with Dante acting as a kind of 14th century Sherlock Holmes: I Delitti della Medusa, by Giulio Leoni. It’s pretty good so far, and no modern slang, but still uphill work.

As far as entry reading in Italian I had good luck with a “easy reader” mystery geared to B1 readers called “Omicidio alla Moda,” which was simple reading and fairly entertaining. It won’t win any Edgar Awards, but it was a good starter book, especially to read on the Kindle with its built-in Italian dictionary. I’ve also really enjoyed Alessandro Barrico’s books (non-mysteries), which are lyrical and poetic and tend to use simple sentence construction. I can recommend Seta (Silk) which is historical fiction centered in the silk industry in 19th century France.

I know people say to start with kids’ books, but I would be bored with that. Start with what you like, as long as the text isn’t too hard. And only read as much as you can handle at a session. Sometimes for me that’s less than a page.

https://www.amazon.com/Italian-Easy-Reader-Omicidio-alla-ebook/dp/B00422LLUA

https://www.amazon.com/Universale-economica-Italian-Alessandro-Baricco-ebook/dp/B00B4224RA

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia

I love your goals! My language goals would be to finish my Spanish, Ukrainian, and Italian trees, try to maintain a streak (though streaks are not very important to me), and start a few new languages. :)

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille

Thank you! I hope all goes well with your goals

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia

Thank you, and good luck with your language goals :D

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/l.fascino

That sounds great!

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Wadafik

good luck to you! where do you find time to do all of these tho?

i just wanna focus on chinese atm-- finishing the tree and revise all the way to level 25. i can't imagine having to juggle two languages. it must take a lot of dedication.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaecelle

Awesome goals! Hopefully, I get to level 25 in French!!!

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab

Wish you all the best realizing your goals! I want to reach level 25 in German, Russian and Spanish this year.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

I am trying to get all of my word strengths to 4 bars. I would like to restart my study of Spanish on Duolingo. I would like to attend a French conversation group and maybe take a French class at the local community college. Your goals look great. Bonne chance!

January 4, 2018

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    Hello, Good Luck for your goals.

    I am going to join you with the 400 day streak (minimum of 600xp a week) and to complete my tree.

    I will help you with one of your quests. I am now a follower :)

    January 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/joe148136

    i hope you get all of your goals my goal is to make new mates

    January 4, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Good luck in your goals. I want this year for me to be the year where I don't skip any days. I'd like to get to level 25 in Japanese and complete Italian & German.

      January 5, 2018
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