Episode 119

Language Immersion On Any Budget


January 14th, 2019

27 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

It's January, time for new year's resolutions and long weeks waiting for pay cheques.

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If you're finding yourself motivated but broke this month, don't worry! I've got your back because this week I'm answering the question:

What are ways to immerse in the language without traveling or spending a heap of money for studies?

Immersion was one of my KEY words for 2018, and that's not just because of the amazing language retreats I've been able to teach. A language retreat is quite an experience - life-changing time spent loving and learning languages in your target country. Who wouldn't want that? (By the way, sign up here if you do want that.)

But let's get real. You may not be able to travel easily. You may not have the budget for a retreat. None of this means you have to miss out on language immersion

Consider Your Investment In Studies

Follow this checklist if you're getting ready for a new language learning project:

  1. Budget time as well as money
  2. Research what you buy
  3. Get online lessons
  4. Use what you buy, with your time or your money

Try an Immersion Day

Let's face it, nothing is quite the same as walking down the street in another country and experiencing the history and culture of that place all around you. But with these tips, you can design your own mini-immersion today for very little money.

  • Watch TV? Look no further than YouTube
  • Read online? Try LingQ
  • Listen to music? Use TuneIn Radio or Spotify
  • Want to chat to people? italki, Skype, and local connections have you covered
  • Go on social media? Create lists or dedicated accounts
  • Cook? Try a recipe or instruction video in your target language

Thank you to Bonnie for this episode introduction.
Submit your own intro with an email to kerstin@fluentlanguage.co.uk.

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