📢 Lingua Franca is now hosted at Lingua Franca Café.
Lingua Franca is a daily documentation of my language-learning journey where I challenge myself to become fluent in any language within just 1 month.
In this newsletter, I will share with you my learning methods, notes, and references. I will also do a summary of my daily lessons on YouTube and Instagram so we can actually learn languages together.
Welcome to Lingua Franca
My name is Yusuf and I am the author of this newsletter.
I love languages but never really had the motivation to sit down and focus on learning them. So, I thought of challenging myself by trying out a framework that I came up with where I aim to achieve intermediate level fluency in any given language within just 1 month.
If I’m able to achieve intermediate fluency within 1 month, I’ll count it as a success! Otherwise, I will keep on learning until I achieve my desired level of fluency.
💡 Follow my journey on Instagram @linguafranca_yusuf
What to expect?
Each language will run for at least 30 days long (or 30 issues long).
The summary of each learning day will be available on YouTube and Instagram.
⚠️ As a disclaimer, I am not a teacher! I am simply a student who’s sharing my approach to learning languages. Mistakes are inevitable, so please correct me where I’m wrong.
Day [#] - [Language]
e.g. Day 1 - Japanese
“Day 1” to “Day 2” may not necessarily be a consecutive day. Day 1 could be carried out on a Monday and Day 2 on a Thursday of the same week. It all depends on whether I have ample time to learn, write, and edit.
My dream is to travel the world like a local. I remember my first visit to Japan 🇯🇵 when I was 16 and the reaction I got from the locals when I knew how to speak Japanese - even though it was only a couple of basic sentences - was priceless and so beautiful. I hope to replicate those beautiful instances when I visit every other country in the world.
Will you join me?