Monday, December 28, 2015

January 2016 Vocabulary Calendar

Learning a language is not only about grammar and vocabulary but also understanding that a language is about culture; a global culture where we all are linked. This calendar intends to increase our vocabulary range by reading texts which are interesting to us; they don't necessarily have to be long books but texts related to topics we enjoy the most e.g.: A facebook post, a blog entry, an interesting tweet which could be read in your mother tongue or in an English text. In order to learn a foreign language we have to know our own. There is a lot of information out there and a proper reaction is the key.

January 2016 Vocabulary Calenday by Fernanda/Lain

This calendar has three key points for each day:
  1. Word of the day in our mother tongue and/or in English. This point is directly linked to the following ones, mainly because this section intends to rise awareness of unknown meanings by connecting them with a context, a meaningful context to you.
  2. Article of the day. This is developed by being constant, I would like to share what I do on my own in order to increase my vocabulary. Try to read a random article about a topic you are interested in.
  3. Quote of the day. Have you ever read a phrase or quote on FB, twitter or any other social network where you might have saved the image and where you might have forgotten it for good? My friend... it is time to do something else with those words, bring them to life! Write them on your calendar so you can remember its meaning through the days.
I added a TO DO LIST section, it is up to you what you decide to write there. Hopefully it is useful.

Print it in an A3 format by the way.

If you print it, let me know! It would be great to read other's experiences with this format. I shall post February as well when the time comes.