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WAYS TO DEVELOP
GOOD LANGUAGE LEARNING
HABITS
5
Developing habits will help
you reach any goal.
But where do you start?
SET GOALS
1
Set “smart” goals.
Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevant
Time-bound
“I will learn Thai.”
That’s not a smart goal.
“I will study basic food
and ordering vocabulary
every morning for 20
minutes, until I can
successfully order at a
Thai re...
ASSIGN A PLACE FOR STUDY2
Assign a specific room as your study room. It can help you
compartmentalize the language mentally.
Choose anywhere that allows you to focus with
no major distractions, whether that’s at home, at
the library, or in a coffe...
PACE
YOURSELF
3
Start slow. Study no more than 30
minutes per day to avoid burning out.
Only when 30 minutes
passes easily—or your career
demands it—should you try
studying for longer periods.
But study every day! That’s what
makes it a habit, after all.
MAKE USE OF DEAD TIME4
Take advantage of your dead time.
Listen to podcasts in your car, read a book
on the train, learn with an app in the
groce...
Even if you don’t feel like actively studying, if you’re
in the habit of listening to the language during your
dead time, ...
TAKE A 30 DAY CHALLENGE5
Commit to building a
small, positive habit,
like reading the news
only in your target
language every day.
Do it every day ...
At the end of your 30 day challenge, either
stick with the habit or start a new one!
Get in the habit of learning every day with the bite-sized lessons in
Transparent Language Online, available in 100+ langu...
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5 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 5 simple steps.

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5 Ways to Develop Good Language Learning Habits

  1. WAYS TO DEVELOP GOOD LANGUAGE LEARNING HABITS 5
  2. Developing habits will help you reach any goal. But where do you start?
  3. SET GOALS 1
  4. Set “smart” goals. Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-bound
  5. “I will learn Thai.” That’s not a smart goal.
  6. “I will study basic food and ordering vocabulary every morning for 20 minutes, until I can successfully order at a Thai restaurant.” That’s a smart goal!
  7. ASSIGN A PLACE FOR STUDY2
  8. Assign a specific room as your study room. It can help you compartmentalize the language mentally.
  9. Choose anywhere that allows you to focus with no major distractions, whether that’s at home, at the library, or in a coffee shop.
  10. PACE YOURSELF 3
  11. Start slow. Study no more than 30 minutes per day to avoid burning out.
  12. Only when 30 minutes passes easily—or your career demands it—should you try studying for longer periods.
  13. But study every day! That’s what makes it a habit, after all.
  14. MAKE USE OF DEAD TIME4
  15. Take advantage of your dead time. Listen to podcasts in your car, read a book on the train, learn with an app in the grocery store check out line or in the doctor’s waiting room.
  16. 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.
  17. TAKE A 30 DAY CHALLENGE5
  18. Commit to building a small, positive habit, like reading the news only in your target language every day. Do it every day for 30 days.
  19. At the end of your 30 day challenge, either stick with the habit or start a new one!
  20. Get in the habit of learning every day with the bite-sized lessons in Transparent Language Online, available in 100+ languages! Learn more and try it free.

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