Once you’ve resolved to learn a foreign language, the key is to stay strong even when you’re motivation has wained. After a couple of weeks, you may be starting to feel that the fire that was pushing you to learn everyday has burnt out. When this happens, it’s important that you know how to stick to your language learning habits to ensure your success in achieving fluency. Take a look at this video on how to do so!
How to stick to your language learning habits (Video)
How to stick to your language learning habits (Transcript)
Hi guys! Welcome back to this series of language hacks! As it’s the last video of this series, it’s time to explain how to make progress in the long run by exploiting something which is not very well known: the “power of habits”.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. I really like the quote attributed to the American Olympic athlete Jim Ruyen because it’s so true! We already talked about 12 motivation and regularity and why they are so important when you want to learn a language but today I want to give you the ultimate trick to transform your learning activities in habits.
Before moving on I invite you to subscribe to our channel right away because our whole team shares a lot of videos with the best tips and hacks to help you learn a language. Going back to habits, I got very interested in this topic after reading a great book called “The power of habit”… you’ll find the link in the description below.
But what is a habit in the first place? We can call a habit a kind of automated action for which we don’t need any willpower: brushing our hair, taking a shower… these are all great examples for things we do every day without having to push ourselves. It takes between 21 and 30 days to build and a new habit.
So this is what you have to do:
1) choose a time slot of the day to practice a language.
2) Decide what you want to focus on, for example learning 10 new words every day, speaking with a language partner or maybe reading or anything else.
3) Every day repeat the process optimally at the same hour of day it becomes part of your routine.
If you stick with it for 30 consecutive days, I can assure you that it will become a habit and you will be able to continue in the long run, without almost no real power. I really urge you to give it a try because it’s incredibly powerful and you will be able to achieve great results! So that was our last video of our language hack series but don’t worry because will continue helping you with a lot of new videos and free content. So grab a copy of our free ebook revealing the tools used by polyglots to learn a language. You can get it clicking here. You can also subscribe to our channel right away. Take care, guys! See you soon!
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