I wish I could, but I don’t have time.
When it comes to language learning, how often have you thought “I don’t have time”. How often have you heard someone say they don’t have time to learn a language?
Seriously, saying “I don’t have time” has pretty much become the automatic answer to explain why you are not doing something. Heck, even I catch myself thinking “I don’t have time” - and I really shouldn’t because if I need time to learn a language, I know how and where to find it.
I made a video to share with you my three keys to always have time to learn a language: If you prefer reading, the main points of the video are summed up below.
Main points of the video:
Key #1 Adopt the polyglot mindset:
We interact with at least one language all the time.
It is possible to include more than one language in our daily life, to support our language study.
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Key #2 It doesn’t take a lot of time
Don’t think of the years you might need to learn a language from zero to fluency.
Focus only on finding 10-20 minutes to study today.
Finding a little time everyday is the key to success in the long run.
My most intensive coaching program, The Fast lane to Fluency requires only 3,5 hours of study per week, and I specifically recommend to first time students *not* to book long study sessions, because it tends to be non-efficient.
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Key #3 Enjoy it
You are more likely to find time for an activity you enjoy
You are also more likely to remember well if you are relaxing and enjoying the moment, rather than if you’re stressed out and bored.
Don’t force yourself to do anything because you think you “have to”. Study a language on your own terms.
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In this course, I walk you through the exact step by step process which I use to find time for language learning, even when my schedule is busy. You can learn more about it here.