Episode 179

How to Learn a Language Every Day

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May 4th, 2020

24 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome back! I start by sharing my love for 爱情公寓 (iPartment) on Yabla, and answer Sara's question:

What’s the best tool you use for making sure you get some language learning in every day?

To answer this question, I talk you through the Language Habit Toolkit method which brings together psychology, motivation, and a lot of handy templates that get you started immediately.

Here's the system in a nutshell:

  1. Set up your vision for language learning so that you're clear about why you are here.
  2. List your actions. You want to set it up so that there are varied options available to you every day, no matter if you’re out and about or in your bedroom or in the kitchen. They can be tiny but they have to be listed.
  3. Now, next track your daily contact wherever you like, like in a habit tracking app or notebook or on your corkboard.
  4. Finally, do something with what you’re tracking. I recommend a review of some kind. Reviewing is more of a journaling based activity because it is a reflexive exercise.

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