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."
Links From This Episode
- Vladimiar Putin interviewed by Oliver Stone (sadly, no bear or horse)
- The Language Habit Toolkit
- Gretchen Rubin
- Kris's Course Language Routine Mastery
- Clear the List on Kris's Actual Fluency blog
- The James Altucher Podcast
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