https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

Your 2019 Language goals?

Okay first, please don't spam this. So what are your personal 2019 goals? Mine are to finish the Spanish tree, and get to level 25 in both Spanish and Indonesian. I always set new years resolution, (last year my primary one was to stop eating my finger nails based on an article I read about the condition of habitual nail eaters teeth,) This year I really want to get better at my languages, I want to start learning more vocab, and to start reading more books. What about you? What are your language goals for 2019?

Can't wait to hear them!

WinterSoldier.

January 1, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

More vocab, reading more books - wasting less time on the forum.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

@Judit, great goals! although no time spent on the forums is wasted!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanni0604

Unfortunately, that is only something I can dream of. Sigh...

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

I don't think that the time spent in the forums is wasted time, though. I learn while I try to explain, and I enjoy using my languages.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Becky245205

I agree it is not wasted time but I definitely use the forum to procrastinate on my language tree :)

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi
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You are really helpful on the forum, explaining things to other users.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Köszönöm.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash.Purple

One of my goals is to learn the 5000 most frequent italian words: https://www.memrise.com/course/1415384/5000-most-frequent-italian-words-audio/

I've almost finished the Duo tree, so I'm just gonna learn those words and read in italian via LingQ.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

@ashpurple, thats a great goal!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poche112

I subscribe to several italian news feeds on FB.. I read the articles and look up words that I don't know. It has really helped me to expand my vocabulary.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

I have a very clear goal: Enjoy my languages.

Happy new year to you all! :-)

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wilbanksmw

I want to keep my study habits. I use duolingo and other sources in an effort to learn Vietnamese. Duolingo is my favorite app. I would like to find people on here that I can practice with but there aren't many active people in the Vietnamese group. My son lives in Vietnam and is married to a native Vietnamese woman. We are visiting in June 2019.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vanphan7

hey Wilbanksmw, I'm a Vietnamese so if you have any question about our language, don't hesitate to ask in this forum. I think other Vietnamese learners and I can help you.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Songve is another active Vietnamese learner. However, she is in Vietnam right now, and is enjoying herself. She'll come on these forums occasionally though. I think she returns from her trip in ~5 months.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilinniartoq

Oh dear, my resolution should probably be to stop biting my nails as well... but I'd rather focus on my languages. :P

My goals for this year are:

  • reach a B2 level in Welsh
  • read 30 books in Welsh
  • start attending Welsh classes
  • reach 8,000 words on Anki
  • reach a B1 level in Danish
  • read 10 books in Danish
  • reach 5,000 words on Anki

Happy New Year everyone, and best of luck with all of your goals!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

All in one year....that is super ambitious Good luck!

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saeed_Y

I know. That is point. The challenge has to be bold.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cydoniia

I also want to keep getting better at my languages, but this year my big goal is to start writing and speaking more, instead of just listening and writing. I want to break out of my comfort zone and just go for it, even if I sound like an idiot at first.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

I second that! I go 'deer in the headlights' when I try to speak to people and they ask me a question in return.... Oh dear.

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diecidieci

I want to complete my Russian tree, learn more Italian vocabulary, and use both of the languages more in my daily life. I'd also like to improve my English pronunciation...

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VballGurl9

Mine are to practice speaking and learning spanish more overall. I've been slacking lately ;)

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ehartz

Good question! On Duolingo, I'd absolutely love to finish my Russian and Spanish trees in 2019. I'd also like to get enough XP to achieve level 25 in French.

Now that I have a bit of a foundation in Russian, I also plan to work more on my Russian spelling and grammar this coming year.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hello Reese,

  • Learn French to at least intermediate
  • Learn more German vocabulary
  • Learn more ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Learn some language tid-bits along the way
  • Create tonnes of useful TinyCards decks
January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StaFa_San

Wow, that's a little ambitious. I hope you have plans backing your goals to help accomplish them.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

@StaFa_San, yep, I do! :D

  • Learn French to at least intermediate

Duolingo

  • Learn more German vocabulary

Dulingo and maybe some videos and a dictionary

  • Learn more ASL (American Sign Language)

Bill Vicars' YouTube videos (and JJ's ASL lesson posts!)

  • Learn some language tid-bits along the way

Duolingo and other websites

  • Create tonnes of useful TinyCards decks

TinyCards and Google Translate

Enjoy your year, Genius!

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StaFa_San

Alright, best of luck. You seem to have everything figured out.

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Thank you! ^^ I might use more than what's listed, but whatever, as long as the goal is reached.

Good luck with your goals! :)

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookrabbit

I want to reach fifty golden owls by my fifth duoversary at the end of May without neglecting my priority languages. Russian is always a priority and I am taking a Chinese course at the University so that has to remain a priority.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LittlemissLia

My goals for 2019 are to finish the Chinese tree, and start the reverse-tree before the end of the year. Hopefully I’ll be able to read 1,000-ish characters by 2020!

Good luck with Spanish and Indonesian! :)

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

@LittlemissLia, wow, I really hope you can read MORE than 1,000 characters, thats a big goal

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris373945

My goal is to improve my fluency in German (been learning for six years). I am studying abroad in Germany currently so it is helping a lot. I began the Esperanto course recently with the main objective being to learn Spanish. I read that Esperanto helps a lot with other Romantic languages. I plan on getting through the Esperanto tree at least to level 1 then beginning with Spanish.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Learn a lot of ASL. I have some books on the way. Also, progress further in the German tree. Possibly level 20?

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maccamanx

Your goals are very similar to mine, WinterSoldier. I want to gold the Spanish and Indonesian trees. I want to be conversational in three languages by the end of the year and those two are the closest I'll get. If I do get there, I'll start on Japanese. Outside of Duolingo I've been watching Spanish and Malay (I'm learning Indonesian in lieu of Malay until it becomes a duo language) dramas, which has been super exhausting as I'm doing it without subtitles and everyone talks so fast! Best of luck with your goals.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

@maccamanx, Indonesian is so interesting and I feel easy, but its difficult to keep up with! Best of luck! Maybe next year at this time we'll be able to see who kept their goals!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gail705316

Wow, I thought I might have been crazy to do 4 languages at a time, but some of you are doing way more than me! :) I will continue working on Spanish, German, French, and Italian. I remember a lot of Spanish from school (many moons ago!!) so I'm much farther along in that one and I started the other 3 from scratch this year because they've been on my list to learn for a really long time. I'm so excited to find DuoLingo to help me and I love how easy it is to learn on the app or on the computer. Best wishes to everyone in the new year!! :)

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judy_Blue_Eyes

I want to get through the Hungarian course.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Good luck.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArpsTnd

I am a very literary person, so my top language goals mainly focus on literature.

  1. Be able to translate poems and songs to French or from French. (I often translate OPM to French, and translate Les Misérables to my native language)
  2. Be fluent enough to read the Bible in French.
  3. Be able to teach someone French or any other language I speak. Filipino, Philippine English, French, Spanish, etc. (Bonus: The Baybayin Script)
  4. Exercise proper Filipino grammar. I admit, even though I am a native Filipino speaker, I often interchange the /d/ and /r/ allophones (e.g: daw vs. raw, dito vs. rito, etc.) when speaking. This goal seems near now because I've been doing it since June 2018.
  5. Read a French novel (Feel free to suggest)
  6. Learn FSL
January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hm437e

Some novels I’d read in school:

• Le Petit Prince - Saint-Exupéry

• Rue Deschambault - Gabrielle Roy

• Trois contes – Gustave Flaubert

• L’Étranger – Albert Camus

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_DragonFyre_

Ok, I haven't really thought about my 2019 Duo resolutions... Eh, I'll try.

Spanish:

  • Get to level 20
  • Read La telaraña de Carlota (Charlotte's Web)
  • Do more than 1 lesson everyday
  • Form simple sentences (in my head) faster than 30 seconds
  • Learn more verbs (goodness knows I need verbs)

Welsh:

  • Get to level 10
  • Convince my School to offer a Welsh class (not going to work) :P
January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oruga_fantasma

You have excellent goals! I usually set smaller, more immediate goals...

Since Spanish is the only tree that I consider "complete", my goal there is to get solidly through the level 3 skills and maintain 100% strength (per doume). Then getting everything to level 5.

Japanese is by far the language where I am least happy with my progress. I have rushed to complete lessons and not retained much of anything. My goal here is to slow down and really study the material with less regard to levelling. Also, the v.2 tree is due soon - so that will offer new challenges.

As my other 2 languages are still in beta, my plan is to get/keep everything golden and keep up with new material as it is presented. Navaho is the only language that doesn't currently degrade in duome stats, so I do one practice lesson everyday I have time for more than just a quick visit.

And that's probably more than enough to keep me busy for a year... though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking of adding another language ;-)

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

@oruga_fantasma I try to set goals like, "do two new skills in spanish a week" if I can do that, PLUS level up and test out, I think I'll be able to finish the tree, I make my tree golden along the way, so I think I'll have a golden tree one of these days (maybe :)) Indonesian I go a lot slower until I get the hang of the language, then I'll speed up a bit

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ahavaba

As far as Duolingo is concerned, I'd like to finish the italian tree by the end of the year without ever breaking a streak...

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lichtnoire

For the first half of 2019 I want my Italian to finally catch up to my level in Spanish, then the second half of 2019 I want to focus on learning Japanese.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickLaCascia

I would like to finish the Esperanto tree sometime this year, and maybe the French tree?

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devokan

I plan on clearing my Russian and Esperanto trees, and hitting 25 in Spanish. I'm already pretty close to all three. I might give Swahili another go now that audio is available.

Beyond that, I plan on branching out to some of my rat-holed language resources and see if I can make some headway in Russian and perhaps Spanish. I seem to have hit a fairly hard wall with Duolingo and things aren't sinking in like I'd prefer; I'm not sure how much is me and how much is the site, but I think I need to change things up a bit.

As for anything else...I'll probably continue to poke at Lang Belta because it's fun, with perhaps some ASL if I have any brainpower left over.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eurovision42

Happy New Year everyone.

My goal for 2019 is to finish the Swedish tree. I finished level 3 of the tree in 2018, so I'm hoping that in 365 days I'll have finished level 5 of the tree.

My problem is remembering and hearing the words. I'd love to do some reading but I don't think I'm quite there yet.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crcdletrs

My language goals are definitely to finish my French and Norwegian tree and to hopefully become proficient in Dutch as I love it so much, it's so eclectic, and think it would be quite easy to pick us as my best friend is Dutch so it's like a mini immersion hehe. I also hope to sit and pass my C2 French exams ahhhh

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MustafaOuz526752

Reaching B1 level in French and JLPT N3 in Japanese. Also I want to read poems in them. Haiku poems look interesting.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Becky245205

How are you planning to test your level? Are you self assessing or are you planning on taking an exam?

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MustafaOuz526752

Yeah, I will take an exam

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hm437e

Primary Goals for 2019: • Improve and maintain my German, French and Dutch • Learn more Platt (a dialect from northern Germany akin to Low German) • Become proficient in Japanese, Hungarian and Swedish to the point of being able to read poetry (at least!)

Good luck to all, and a very happy New Year!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

learn more french and Japanese get better at Greek and Chinese and start learning Czech Indonesian and hindi.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saeed_Y

German labguage in one year is one of 2019 goals.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FloMillar

Get back into learning Italian :)

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joanna_Luna

GOAL: Learn as much German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Mandarin possible this year.

Native or fluent speakers of these: Please feel free to suggest basic reading material or other tips. I'm open to ideas! :-)

(I am a certified TEFL teacher, so I know learning--especially speaking--a new language takes courage.) Best wishes to all of you :D

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PomLearnin

I have to really move up the pace now. I have spent around 16 months living in Sweden and getting distracted with consulting work and traveling to South Africa and London for work and to be with family. NOW I really have to knuckle down as I have taken the decision to stay and work in Sweden.

So: 1) Finish the Swedish tree by the end of 3 weeks 2) Live with a Swedish friend and speak, listen to, watch TV all only in Swedish (going to live with her from Sunday - wish me luck) 3) Get my mouth around how Swedish people pronounce words, where they place the emphasis, the colloquial phraseology they use in reality and to start thinking of grammatically correct sentences faster 4) Study a grammar book and really come to grips with grammar 5) Read the dictionary - I kid you not 6) Learn common idioms and sayings

Achieve a reasonable level of fluency by end March 2019....

Get a job.

I have to, have to nail this now. :o)

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saeed_Y

Very ambitious that too. Swedish on the other hand is a simple match if you are diciplined. Personal exprience. Learned it 1984 in few months in a tradational classroom, in Uppsala. No duolingo, no internet, no decent dictionary no nothing. I had too as well and an excellent teacher helped. Perhaps end of the day the motivation is the key for our learning and tools help to speed up the process.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Yeah, the idioms are an important one. Also with the grammar make sure you try out examples that have model answers.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poche112

Starting French. First lesson taken on Jan.1st :-)

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robbydlmr

My goal is to finish my Italian tree and find an Italian club in my area to practice.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joshsi1998

I want to nail Norwegian so in 2020 I can start learning Spanish.

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hxvan
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Here are my goals:

-To improve my English.

-Study Russian, Esperanto and Portuguese every day.

-Achieve a basic level on almost every language on Duolingo.

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The_Physicist.

Reaching fluency in Spanish, and getting basics (reaching level 25) in German. And many thanks for Duolingo!

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Becky245205

I didn't make a resolution about languages this year but these would be some nice milestones if I can keep up:

  1. Finish my Reverse (Spanish->English) Tree

  2. Watch more shows and movies in Spanish to help with my understanding - I have seen a few movies and started a couple of tv shows this year but it has been a couple months since I have focused on this and I need to improve my aural.

  3. Read more books in Spanish - I have so many books in spanish but I keep giving up. I know I didn't start out as a pro in English and it has been hard for me to stay committed

  4. Take the SIELE again - This year I acheived a B2 in oral and B1 in the other subjects. My goal would be to bring everything to B2 or maybe hit C1 :)

Also just looking back I came so far in my languages this year. I picked up DuoLingo again and finished the Eng->Spanish tree and hit level 25 on my reverse tree. A year ago I did not speak in the future, preterite, gerund, perfect tenses, and I had way less vocabulary. It's crazy to think how much I've done in one year :)

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/onigiri-kimchi

Complete a bunch of language trees! Duolingo in 2019 will be my fun hobby while I focus more on my other work so I'll really be in gamification mode on here :)

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nico860253

On Duolingo:
1. Get to fluent High-German (from B1 to C1) -
2. Learn to understand the Swiss-German accent -
3. Improve French (from B2 to C1) , Spanish (from B1 to C1) and Portuguese (from A1 to B1)

Off Duolingo:
1. Continue learning Arabic (from A1 to B1) -
2. Hoping that the Arabic course on Duolingo will be ready to start learning :)

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItsTheAj

That was my name when I started playing Modern Combat five.. WinterSoldier.. The days I will never get back were so nice

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

@ItsTheAj haha, thats funny, btw what are your goals?

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

I just calculated it out and I have to do 54 xp per day for 355 days to get to level 25. So, if I do 1,000 xp per week it will take me 19 weeks or roughly 5 months, I think I can do better than that! And in order for me to get to level 25 in Indonesian it will take me 85 xp per day. Harummph

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lasisia

My language goals are to - Get better at speaking in Spanish (listen and talk more + Duolingo) - Continue learning Thai and bring it back to what it used to be (listening +talking+reading) - Start reading more in French - Start studying more German to reach A2 level - Start studying more Mandarin Chinese to reach A1/A2 level

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Burak967796

Mine is to finish German tree.

June 9, 2019
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