So, dear students, language fans and self-learners. It's that time of the year again. Time of festivities and friendly gatherings, family reunions, parties, wishes, Father Christmas, Ded Moroz or KFC (depending where in the world you are).
You know what this is not the time for? It is not the time to lose track of your language learning goals. Below is a 12-day plan to get back up to speed with langauge learning after this year's Christmas food coma:
It is easy to fall into the spirit of idleness during the festive period. Of course, we all deserve to relax after so many months of hard work and weeks of hunting for presents. But remember that you also worked hard on understanding grammar and memorising vocabulary, and that's a progress you wouldn't want to lose! Find out how taking just 5-10 minutes to review what you learn every day can make all the difference.
If you find it hard to find strength to study, read the inspiring stories of how Ming found love and reconnected with his family through the Chinese language, and what one of the original translators of the Dead Sea scrolls taught Kurt, who's now learning Japanese with LinguaLift. Identifying with someone else's passion for language learning will help you rekindle your studying spirits!
Follow mystery of Christmas with hard science of language learning. We might not know everything about the inner workings of our brains, but the little that we know can make all the difference.
So you love to learn and you find joy in making progress. Just as you send your grandparents lovely Christmas cards with warm wishes (or, did you forget?) you can also share with them the gift of languages! After all, you can never be too old to learn a language.
Get on top of the newest language research, get motivated and laugh at our Twitter posts. Don't forget that you can also share your language finds and thoughts with us—we'd love to chat with you!
So many ways to learn, it's hard to decide what to choose! Check out the expert list of the best language resources on the web and choose your favourite. For starters, we have some inspiring blogs, for main, a full plethora of reading, listening and speaking resources, and for dessert, delicious YouTubers and podcasts.
We all know how it is. You want to chat to someone interesting at a party, but... you just lack the words! Courage, you can get by topping up your drink (not that we openly endorse or encourage you to drink excessively!), but words—sorry folks, it's not the matrix yet, we have to learn them on our own. Find out how rich vocabulary can make you more successful in life and business
We've all made New Year's resolutions at least a few times, but how many times did we succeed? Learn the guaranteed appraoch to forming new habits in 3 simple steps, for language learning, and more.
Holiday fun and entertainment is no reason to stop learning. You might not convince your relatives to watch a film in your target language, but you can certainly sneak in some studying through songs and music.
Holidays can be tiring! Family members to visit, parties to attend, compliments to pay and smilies to send... Party hosts are making their best to keep you happy, but sometimes they just don't know how, because they don't know you well enough. At LinguaLift, we would like to know you well, so we can help you learn more efficiently. Take a rest from the parties and share your study habits with us.
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