Notes to Self, How to Learn Vocabulary in Another Language

What I took away from Scott H Young’s article

April 5, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Huginn: Vive La Pratique Délibérée Avec Les Flux RSS

I’ve been learning French, on my own at a snail’s pace over the past year or so. All because I want to read Émilie du Châtelet, Dumas, Verne, and Montaigne in their native tongue. Since I cannot do immersion nor give regular practice the time it wants, it’s … slow going But I do, do it. Regularly and deliberately. I’ve built up a vocabulary of about 500-700 words by now and I know if I keep this up, I’ll be able to do read well in time....

March 15, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

What I Learned Today (2nd of February, 2023)

Long day today1. I thought I got nothing much done, until I wrote this post. So, more incentive to keep writing these. Python Learning about how to make keyword arguments stick. And how to think about structuring programs Devops Deep dive into how to add prow job listings to the dashboard and viceversa; how to go about looking for the job from the dashboard Urdu / French Lots of practice with vowels and the ‘jiim’ group of letters....

February 2, 2023 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 16

The words to study are getting overwhelming now. Just hope this is temporary. Last week’s mnemonic tip is working wonders though. I am learning and remembering more words faster. And now I see why the app is not yet giving me lots of sentences. It wants me to build up a core vocabulary. And the time I give it is not much. So it will all come with time. (The way the words flow, in my head, is a bit easier now)...

August 24, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 14

This week was a slog. Kept at it. Specially after reading this. Can understand phrases, here and there now. So, that’s progress. :)

August 10, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 13

I am beginning to understand sentences a bit. That is all

August 6, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 12

This was a boring week. But I kept at it. If I think, I have made progress, all I need to do is listen to a podcast. And then I understand how far I still have to go. Still at the stage where I am adding words to my basic vocabulary and doing review. But there is steady, incremental progrgess.

July 27, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 11

Didn’t listen to podcasts. But kept up with the app. I can now listen to the french sentences in the app and kind of get it. No so yet, with stuff outside. But I somehow think, I’m gaining the teensiest bit of fluency.

July 22, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 10

I can understand bits and pieces in spoken speech now. At it!

July 12, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza

French, Week 9

slipped a day. but did the rest. the podcast was amazing. i did not understand anything. will keep at it :)

July 7, 2019 · Mario Jason Braganza