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Hello everybody. Welcome to Top Polish words. My name is Marzena and today, we will talk about What Are Your Top 10 Language Learning Goals for the Year?
Here we go!
1. Skończę Survival Phrases na PolishPod101.com słuchając dwóch lekcji dziennie. Which means, "I'll finish Survival Phrases series on PolishPod101.com by listening to two lessons a day."
To set yourself a realistic goal, and then when you can actually measure what you did and every day, you listen just to two lessons, two lessons, it’s roughly maybe 20, 25, 30 minutes. If you want to review, it can be up to an hour but it’s very easy to do. So I would say like set yourself realistic goals and you know, give yourself feedback and challenge yourself and try to do little by little you know baby steps every day and this is something that will lead you to success in language learning.
2. Skończę książkę po polsku czytając 10 stron dziennie. "I'll finish reading one Polish book by reading 10 pages a day."
Skończę książkę po polsku czytając 10 stron dziennie. Which means "I will finish reading one Polish book by reading 10 pages a day.”
Ten pages a day doesn’t seem like a big challenge, right. Yet, it’s really possible to finish even the longest book by just doing that, just 10 pages a day. When you are choosing a book, remember about one very important thing. Don’t choose a book that is too difficult for you. So choose a book where you can read it without actually looking up words in dictionary. What I mean is that, if you spend more time looking for words in a dictionary than reading the book, the whole fun is not there. That’s one thing. This is not helping you to learn. So that’s one very important role. Choose a book that is at your level and then just try to read ten pages a day. And maybe one day you’ll say, oh, 15, oh 20 because it’s so interesting. So just choose an interesting book, not too high level and read at least 10 pages a day and that’s something everybody can do. Good luck.
3. Zdam test z polskiego. "I'll pass my Polish test."
Zdam test z polskiego. Which means "I'll pass my Polish test." So maybe you are on vacation in Poland and you are taking some kind of Polish language course and there’s a lot of courses offered all around Poland. A very nice way to spend your vacation as well and then, you know of course, it’s nice to take different kind of courses but then you know, you’ve got some kind of Polish certificate or Polish test and that's a good goal to set for yourself and once you do it, once you pass it, it’s like, oh this kind of feeling of achievement that makes you happier about yourself and makes you, you know, you want to do more. You want to try more.
Yeah. It’s a good goal for your language learning and you can study with polishpod101.com materials and prepare yourself for Polish, for example, certificate course. So good luck.
4. Zrozumiem w pełni jeden polski film oglądając go codziennie. "I'll fully understand one Polish movie by watching it every day."
Zrozumiem w pełni jeden polski film oglądając go codziennie. Which means, "I'll fully understand one Polish movie by watching it every day." And don’t be you know too hard on yourself. Even if you don’t understand it fully, it’s okay. Once you get the general plot, that’s perfect. That’s a very good practice. You don’t have to understand every single grammar point in every single sentence. That’s not the point. Watch, enjoy and good movies for that, I would recommend you Kiler which basically the Polish title is Kiler, which is a very funny comedy and very relaxing and I guess the language is not so difficult. So that’s one of the movies I would recommend you totally like watch Kiler.
5. Przedstawię się po polsku moim polskim przyjaciołom w ciągu 3 minut. "I'll give a 3-minute introductory speech in Polish to my Polish friends."
Przedstawię się po polsku moim polskim przyjaciołom w ciągu 3 minut. This basically means, I will give a 3-minute introductory speech in Polish to my Polish friends. What’s so good about this though is that, you actually tell yourself, oh, two sentences is not enough. You have to go further. You have to say something more like my name is. It’s not enough anymore. So 3-minutes, it’s setting a realistic goal. You can measure it with actually a clock and this is something you can achieve within the first few months of the year and then from that, you can go up. Good luck with that one.
6. Zapamietam 5 polskich piosenek. "I'll memorize 5 Polish songs."
Another good way of studying Polish and another good goal for you is,
Zapamietam 5 polskich piosenek. "I'll memorize 5 Polish songs."
What’s so good about it is that our songs are relatively easy to memorize and then you learn new words out of it and it’s actually enjoyable when you listen to songs, you can try to sing it. You can try to repeat it and then you kind of memorize it and that’s something that will stay with you for a long time because every time you hear this memory, you will be like remembering all these words and it will be coming to your head and it was like whoa, I know Polish almost. A good band I would recommend you would be Elektryczne gitary, which can be translated as Electric guitars. Elektryczne gitary. Please check it out.
7. Zapamiętam 350 słów za pomocą fiszek z PolishPod101.com. "I'll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on PolishPod101.com."
Another good goal for the whole year is,
Zapamiętam 350 słów za pomocą fiszek z PolishPod101.com. Which basically means,
"I'll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on PolishPod101.com."
I am not a big fan of flashcards but they can really help you know get this sense of achievement. So when you’re trying to play with them like remember to make simple sentences as well and remember, this is not the only way of studying a language but that’s a very good helper like something that will help you get you know more confident in your skills and I guess will help you memorize new words as well. So just try it. Maybe that’s the way for you.
8. Napiszę 10 kartek pocztowych po polsku do moich polskich znajomych. "I'll write 10 postcards in Polish to my Polish friends."
What’s good about postcards is that they don’t have to be long. So you don’t really have to be very good and there is some like you know set phrases that you can look up on the internet, you can check polishpod101.com for that and some things like you can use very simple sentences and then just try practice and you are practicing writing as well. Writing, it can be very tricky, especially in Polish when you have like different, two different /j/, one is rz, the other one is the j with the dot on the top and then it’s like, which one to use actually. I have problems with that too. Don’t worry.
So this is a very good way to practice the language, the actual language.
9. Nauczę się jak mówić o przeszłych, teraźniejszych i przyszlych wydarzeniach. "I'll learn how to talk about past, present and future events."
Another good thing to tell you a story is to,
Nauczę się jak mówić o przeszłych, teraźniejszych i przyszlych wydarzeniach.
Which basically means, "I'll learn how to talk about past, present and future events."
10. Zapamiętam 150 słów poprzez uczenie się 5 słów dziennie. "I'll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day."
Okay. Another one could be Zapamiętam 150 słów poprzez uczenie się 5 słów dziennie. Which means,
"I'll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day."
Huh, five words a day, it doesn’t sound very difficult, right? Yet, by doing that for another 30 days and that’s only like one month, you can actually get up to 150 and 150 is an achievement.
Okay. So that’s it for today. Thank you for listening. Could you suggest some more language learning goals? Please put some more language learning goals in comments and if you like this video, please remember to like it here on YouTube and if you want to learn more, go to polishpod101.com

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