Blog: 12 LANGUAGES LATER, MY BEST TIPS FOR LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Read this blog post earlier and thought some might enjoy her tips. :)


When the initial excitement of learning a new language begins to fade, it can be hard to stick with it. 

You’ll learn way more if you spend 30 minutes studying everyday rather than say, 8 hours once a week.

My quick takeaway on this is to find an end goal (instead of just "randomly picking languages") and try to really be consistent! 


What about you guys?


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Everyday is a learning journey. Keep going!


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Rose.Angelie wrote:
My quick takeaway on this is to find an end goal (instead of just "randomly picking languages") and try to really be consistent!
What about you guys?


As for me, I do intend to persevere just as I (#NotPraisingMyselfButSimplyBeingGrateful) was able to do so in the past, too.

But as for the specific languages I am currently learning, I haven't got the slightest ish' to press the "pause" or even "stop" button sometimes. This means that I would continue some, and decide not to continue some others for now. Couldn't do it otherwise anyway, because the number of those learned/micro-learned in rotation is ... above five, and above ten, too...

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Her tips are fairly decent, and not super cringeworthy like some other blogs that claim that it has the magic key. 


I agree with @Rose.Angelie - one of my biggest takeaways from her is the importance of setting goals. Once you're outside a structured system, it's quite easy to float. My other takeaway is, it's tempting to focus on your strengths, but you also need to work on your weaknesses. 

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