7 Ways to Develop Good Language Learning Habits

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Simply speaking, developing habits is a great way to get stuff done. When it comes to language learning, especially self-motivated learning, developing habits is paramount. In this presentation, we'll show you how to establish a language learning routine with 7 simple steps.

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7 Ways to Develop Good Language Learning Habits

  1. WAYS TO DEVELOP GOOD LANGUAGE LEARNING HABITS 7 Image © Lidyanne Aquino
  2. Developing habits is a great way of getting stuff done. But where do you start? Image © See-ming Lee
  3. 1 FORM GOALS Image © laffy4k
  4. Set SMART goals. Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-bound Image © Nolan Williamson
  5. I will study basic greetings and vocabulary every morning for 30 minutes, until I can have an everyday conversation with native speakers. Image © gt8073a
  6. 2 ASSIGN A PLACE FOR STUDY Image © J.B. Hill
  7. Assign a specific room as your study room. It can help you compartmentalize the language mentally.
  8. Choose anywhere that allows you to focus with no major distractions. Image © wickerfurniture
  9. 3 PACE YOURSELF Image © Martin Pettitt
  10. Start slow. Study no more than 30 minutes per day to avoid burning out. Image © wwarby
  11. Only when 30 minutes passes easily should you try studying for longer periods. Image © Jonh-Morgan
  12. 4 MAKE USE OF DEAD TIME
  13. Take advantage of your dead time. Listen to podcasts in your car, read a book on the train, mentally label objects in your office while a file loads. Do it every single day. Image © All Kinds of New
  14. Even if you don’t feel like actively studying, if you’re in the habit of listening to the language during your dead time, you’ll passively absorb it. Image © Teeejayy
  15. 5 TAKE A 30 DAY CHALLENGE
  16. Commit to building a small positive habit when learning a language. Do it every day for 30 days. Image © Katy Warner
  17. Image © jakeandlindsay At the end of your 30 day challenge, either stick with the habit or choose another one, like reading the news only in your target language every day.
  18. 6 IMPROVE YOUR SELF-CONTROL
  19. Remind yourself of the negative consequences that a loss in self-control might incur.
  20. Write down a list so you have a physical reminder that you can refer to every time you slip up, give up, or procrastinate. Image © dbbent
  21. 7 KNOW YOURSELF Image © Keoni Cabral
  22. We all learn differently. Get to know your learning style. Image © jordan23queen
  23. Get in the habit of trying new styles. You wouldn’t want to build a routine around something that’s not meant for you, right? Image © Liz
  24. Practice your new habits alongside Sam, the language lover behind these tips and the blog lingholic. Facebook: www.facebook.com/lingh0lic Twitter: www.twitter.com/lingholic
  25. Join the Transparent Language community for more language learning tips, trends, and resources. Facebook: www.facebook.com/Transparent.Language Twitter: www.twitter.com/TLIlanguages Blog: blogs.transparent.com/language-news Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/TransparentLanguage Website: www.transparent.com

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