How did you like Lao Zi’s saying? I’m sure it worked well for you, I can feel your motivation from here! Now that you’ve taken your first step, let’s think about where you’re going to go next. Every good adventure starts with a little planning. You want to be ready for what’s ahead!
Get A Notebook to Journal Your Journey
A notebook is a good companion to have on your journey. Paper or virtual, text or video, they’re all great. It’s a place where you can write down the characters you’ll see or just the ones you love, list your ideas, scribble away your worries, describe encounters you make in Chinese and more. By writing down your feelings and thoughts, you’ll be able to chart your progress and measure the journey you’ve done so far.
You’ll set goals for yourself. You’ll see your day-to-day evolution and enjoy seeing yourself improve, learning session after session. It’ll also be a good reminder, as you set and adjust goals in your journal, of the path you have yet to take.
Once you know what direction to take, the rest will follow. Now, let’s set a direction for your adventure. How do you know which to pick? Easy! It’s time to make yourself a learning plan.
What’s in Your Learning Plan?
First, in a learning plan, you need a goal.
Take a minute to think about your final goal. Why are you learning Chinese? Picture that reason. That’s going to be your motivation. Write it down 🙂
Ok, now, think of how you can reach that goal. Imagine the steps you’ll need to take to get there. How do you achieve your main goal? Identify stages in your progress, each getting you closer to your goal. Choose three main stages you want to reach on the way to your goals. Write them down, too. For example:
- I want to be able to introduce myself
- I want to be able to read a newspaper
- I want to work in China.
If your goals evolve in the future, and chances are they will just adjust them to what suits you the best! Remember to write down your updated Chinese learning plan in your notebook. As for the learning content itself, Ninchanese.com is here to guide you and teach you all you need to know, step by step.
Try It Out!
Choose the most meowsome notebook you own and write down your Chinese learning plan. Remember to write down your main goal and the steps you’ll have to take to reach it. No matter what happens during your Chinese learning journey, keep this language journal close to you from now on. You are already preparing yourself to fly like a dragon into the Chinese world. Now, let’s have fun. Go achieve the three first stages of Ninchanese!
The Nincha Team