I like to keep a journal. Not only does it clear my mind and keep me focused, but I’ve also found it a great way to enhance my language learning.
At the start, I would write in English and use the Italian when I knew the Italian word for what I was writing.
Later on, I would recount my day using basic Italian sentences and phrases. Again, using the English word when I didn’t know how to write it in Italian.
Oggi sono andata al supermercato.
Ho comprato il pane, il latte e il burro.
“Today I went to the supermarket.
I bought bread, milk and butter”.
Now, I can express my thoughts and feelings for pages and pages!
Is it all correct? No. Do I kill two birds with one stone? Yes.
Do you keep a journal in your target language? What do you write about?
Disclaimer: No birds were harmed in the learning of Italian.