Episode 60

What Motivates Me to Learn Russian (with Kris Broholm)


June 30th, 2017

58 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

In episode 55, friend of the show Kris Broholm from Actual Fluency joined me to discuss mindset and accountability in language learning that come from a place of reality and gentle confidence.

Tune in to hear us chat and share:

  • Great advice for English speakers who want to have early success in a new language
  • Language learning is such a complicated jigsaw puzzle, so how can we really track what we have actually learnt?
  • Is it presumptuous, are you lacking humility if you set yourself a big, impressive goal?
  • How the reason you are learning a language is DIRECTLY connnected to the success that you are going to have a week, 3 months, and perhaps 12 months down the line
  • The one thing you MUST have in order to get language learning motivated - a sense of "this is who I am"

Four Tendencies in Language Learning

We revisit perspectives on the 4 tendencies framework Lindsay and I discussed in episode 32. Kris is on record as an Obliger, saying:

"It would be Embarrassing to tell people that I gave up."

You can take a test to determine your own tendency here.

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