Ok, so I'm starting a new thread. I dropped off Unilang for a few weeks and a few things have changed (well, one thing really, but whatevs
). Plus the old thread was getting a little long.
So, this is my language list and plan for the rest of 2015...Winter/Spring
-Finish current French textbook (Assimil) by the end of Spring (hopefully).
-Finish Koine Greek (Mounce) and Biblical Hebrew (Kelley) textbooks (by years end, if not sooner).Summer/Fall
-Start German or Polish (probably German, but I haven't decided yet). If German, finish German textbook by years end.
-Start Modern Hebrew (and hopefully
finish first Hebrew textbook by years end).
-Start Japanese (February) and get through first textbook by years end.
Now, short term goals and languages:French
-Keep going at 5 lessons at week, as much as possible.
-Work on speaking and listening. I plan to make the review lessons extra practice time for my pronunciation textbook. I'll also take more care while I'm doing the lessons each day. These are my two weakest skills right now, and I don't want to get into bad habits (which is probably too late, but easier to fix it now than wait even longer).
-But it isn't all bad news. My reading comprehension is pretty good. With a dictionary and verb chart (as I have yet to learn any other tenses other then the present indicative), I could probably start reading news or something.
Resources: New French With Ease
by AssimilOxford-Hachette French DictionaryA Comprehensive French Grammar
I'll continue to read from the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament. It would be interesting to eventually add in some Classical Greek texts like from Homer or Socrates, but for now I want to hold off on that. I'll do what I have been doing, alternating weekly between Greek and Hebrew and every other time of doing the same language I'll do a lesson or section of a lesson. So, for example:
week 1: Hebrew - reading from Bible
week 2: Greek - reading from the Bible and textbook lesson
week 3: Hebrew - reading from Bible and textbook lesson
week 4: Greek - reading from Bible
I'll do between 3 to 5 verses per week for both languages, doing one verse per day I'm going to work on which ever language. My goal would be to do a whole chapter once a week, but I'm not quite there yet. So I'm settling for as close to one verse a day as I can right now.
Resources:Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar
by MounceBiblical Hebrew: An Introductory GrammarAn Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon
by Scott and LiddellA Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament
For better or worse, I've decided to add Japanese to the roster. I listen to Japanese (with English subtitles) practically everyday and I've wanted to learn Japanese for forever. A few failed attempts and a few long breaks later we have it back on the list. I'm not sure how fast or slow I'll go with Japanese, but I'll try to do about 3-5 lessons a week. I have plenty of textbooks and other resources. I'll start with Assimil and see how that goes.
Resources:Japanese with Ease
(vols 1 & 2) by AssimilGenki
by Banno, et al. (and basically the whole line of textbooks from The Japan Times
As always, plans are subject to change. And as new things are acquired, resources will change too.
I'll post a regular update and set my weekly goals by Monday.
þūhte mē þæt ic gesāwe syllicre trēow on lyft lædan lēohte bewunden bēama beorhtost.