Published: April 1, 2009
MAR 1 2011
- March will be a month of review, reflection,
regrouping and rejuvenation.
- I'll write another update within the next 2 weeks.
- I consider my vocabulary schedule roughly on-track
- Estimated Study Hours spent: 410 (vs. projected
186, excluding socializing hours)
- Words Learnt estimated to be around 900 (vs.
projected 1580) with high retention ratio
- Shortly after I started, I deviated from my original
- from gaining practical abilities strictly for literary access and political
- to adding personal enjoyment & general
advancement. It essentially became part of my life.
- my level of situation awareness & cultural
understanding far exceeded original projection
- this was accomplished at the expense of
aggressive vocabulary building
- Mentors Availability:
- My good fortune continues: I came across a
steady stream of willing & able new helpers
- Bine: Without you, my progress would have
been slower and more frustrating. Danke!
- The new found German skills have already changed my
- I find it enjoyable, challenging and exciting
- It tangibly contributed to my access of
information and global contacts
- My world view is vastly broadened, with added
clarity to boot
- I am simultaneously made proud and humbled
- I am a better teacher and human being today
APR 1 2009
- 4-phase plan
- span over 15-year period
- Month: Based on 21 Weekdays
- Year: Based on 250 Weekdays (2 weeks off)
- Incorporates Uncle Davey's vocabulary-building/memorization/reinforcement system
- based on handwriting and keeping of
journey for periodic review
- Credit goes to my dear friend Jaaa
for enthusiastically recommending and endorsing it.
- Assuming sustained availability of competent and motivated
- during the first 2 phases
- Jess und Coco: Vielen Dank
für deine unermüdliche Hilfe!
- Based on my personal preferences, abilities, resources available
- Your mileage may vary
- Initial field report (at week 6) from
yours truly indicates that this is feasible and sustainable
sites (about 33 in total, with 2,100+ web pages of original materials):
Eyeful Tower *
Bravo Studio *
Open Letter *
Bravo Tech *