Monday, November 8, 2010

Start of a new blog to chronicle my language learning

So, today I decided to document my language learning progress (or lack thereof).

I'm attempting to learn three languages at one time, and plan on documenting the steps - whether tiny or big - that I take to accomplish this task.

I have a bit of a head start. I'm a translator and interpreter by trade, so these aren't the first, second or even third languages I've learned. What they are, however, are quite different from my working languages - all romance languages, as well as when compared side-by-side. And I've already put in a fair amount of time on two of the three languages I'll be documenting here - Norwegian, which I rank at Intermediate level, and Polish, which I would rank at Advanced Beginner. The third language I'm studying is Turkish. I am at Complete Beginner level with this language.

One purpose for the blog is to highlight, for myself, what methods and what media I use, and how I hopefully will vary things, so as not to get bored.


Here we go. Wish me luck!


  1. I have an interest in two of the three, and (if you can keep a secret) they are the two I am most likely choosing from for my next year. :)

  2. Having followed your blog for a while now, I know which two they are. But yeah, I'll keep a secret :-)

  3. Good stuff. Funny though, as you're diving into three new languages I was also interested in once. I'm now going to learn Portuguese, so fingers crossed!

    Anyway, I've bookmarked your new blog :-)

    Good luck