Hey folks, welcome to episode 4 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast. This one is a solo show, just me sharing what's new and what's been catching my attention recently. We'll be getting nerdy and practical!
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Over the past few weeks I have been writing a lot for my new book which is due to come out on the 31 July so I figured it was time to speak to you instead of writing even more! We will cover:
- Unhelpful (?) Words For Language Learning
Language used to describe language learning does not have to be intimidating. In fact, it is just like going to the gym; if you push yourself too hard, you might end up doing yourself more damage than good. Both going to the gym and learning a new language involve some level of self-discipline, an element of focus and a sense of goal achievement. Learning is very personal driven and cannot be compared to the learning progress of another person.
Listen to the podcast to discover a simple process for establishing the right style for you. Here are some quick tips:
- Try lots of freebies before committing to buy
- Make good use of guarantees and free trials available with what you are looking for
- Follow up by investing in what is right for you
- Language in Pop Culture: X-Men & Game of Thrones
Learning a foreign language creates a positive impact as demonstrated in two amazing pieces of work; the first of which is the amazing TV show called Game of Thrones, involving the story of Danaerys Targaryen, a young woman and how she uses her ability to learn a new language as a source of self-empowerment and control. The other piece is associated with the ‘shapeshifting’ character, Mystique in the X-Men movie series.
Based on this idea, do you think the language you speak can influence your personality?
Do you take on a different personality when you speak in another language?
- Psychological barriers to language learning
Are you aware of any obstacles that may hinder your learning progress? The more language learners I tried to speak to If so, don’t worry: language learning doesn't have to be an abstract form of learning and it doesn't have to be restricted to your books. It is meant to be fun and a break away from your usual studies!
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