|The wife hanging with our buddy's baby.|
Below are roughly my long term goals from the last update.
- Finish reading Ender's Game in Chinese.
Finish PAVC 4
- Finish PAVC 5
Work through TAT volume 2
- Work through TAT volume 3, and 4
- Take the HSK V, and HSK VI
Visit China in October( Leaving Tomorrow! )
- Finish working through my Frequency dictionary book.
- Use the upcoming Coursera courses to fill in some programming vocabulary.
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight Eisenhower
Getting PAVC 4 done was a big deal for me. I have been working on it for most of this year with my iTalki teacher. Also these last three months I stepped up the pace, and got a lot of good vocab learned.
The HSK tests are still on my list. Sadly there was no easy way for me to take them before we left. All the closest testing centers were over twelve hours drive from me. Maybe I will find a way to take it while I am in China.
The rest of these goals are still things I want to complete, but for the most part will be put on hold until the wife and I are done traveling.
|Max! A new European friend we made while in Connecticut.|
While traveling I don't really have much in the way of goals. Rather I am going to adopt some best practices to help me maximize my learning experience. Most of these are just common sense. Things like don't shy away from a conversation opportunity. Don't only hang out with expats. Don't let my wife speak for me, when I can do it myself. Do be positive and honest. And so on.
See ya on the other side of the world!