SMART Goals How to define goals in language learning

Have you ever had a goal you couldn't complete?
Chances are it wasn't a SMART goal

SMART is an acronym that stands for:

Specific (who, what, when, where, why)

Measurable (yes/no, true/false, a number)

Attainable (is it really possible?)

Relevant (why)

Time bound (a deadline)

It can be used to define goals in any area of yor life

So, what about using it to define goals in learning a new language?

Here you can read an article about using SMART goals technique to define goals in learning a new language (in English)

Aqui você pode ler um artigo sobre como usar a técnica de SMART goals para aprender um novo idioma (em Português)

Two videos to help you to understand it:

Some examples of SMART goals set by my students:

"By the end of this semester, I want to be confident enough to hold a 10-minute informal conversation about general topics, using the vocabulary and structures that I’ve already had."
"By the end of this semester, I want to be able to watch a 2-hour movie with audio and subtitle in English, without interruption, although considering that not all the vocabulary will be understood."
"In 2016, "I want to achieve a score of 87-109 at Toefl-ibt."


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