Language Learning Reading Challenge

Given that I’m currently learning three languages concurrently at various levels, I’m elated to have found this Language Learning challenge by Eurolinguiste to help spur me along! I’ll pick and choose which language for which month; some of these may happily crossover with my European and Continental reading challenges.

The current plan stands as such:

1. January // Read an introduction to your language – if you’re an advanced learner, find an article or chapter in your coursebook that explains something that you’re struggling with in particular
(Not yet selected)
2. February // History of the region, culture, or language that you are studying
3. March // A book written in your target language (a translation from your native language)
(Not yet selected)
4. April // A book written by a language blogger
Fluent in 3 Months by Benny Lewis (will have to pick this up when I’m back home!)
5. May // A tutorial, recipe, or lesson in your target language (if you’re up for a bigger challenge, read an entire book on the subject)
(Not yet selected)
6. June // A book on learning strategies (any learning strategy, not just language related, but it can be if you like)
(Not yet selected)
7. July // Something written by someone from a country that speaks your language (book doesn’t have to be in your target language)
What I Saw by Joseph Roth
8. August // A book about a language, a family of languages, a writing system, or something related to linguistics
(Not yet selected)
9. September // A memoir by someone who lives in a country that speaks your target language (can be from an expat who moved there or someone who is native to the country)
(Not yet selected)
10. October // Try out a new coursebook (can just be the first chapter or the entire book)
(Not yet selected)
11. November // A book written in your target language (originally, not a translation)
HHhH by Laurent Binet (first read in English, will be reading the original French now)
12. December // Read something about a language you’re not learning (it can be an article, an introduction to the language, or an entire book)
(Not yet selected)