My 2023 New Year’s language learning resolutions
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. So, what about focusing this year on language learning?
Do you want to look over my shoulder at the three points I have jotted down?
1. Practice often!
I may not have time to devote 3 – 4 continuous hours to learning a language. But I can have spaces of 10 minutes scattered throughout the day. So, using this time for language learning can make a difference!
Some suggestions are:
To write my to-do lists and shopping lists in the language I’m learning.
To set my phone to the target language.
To follow social media content in the language I’m learning.
To watch videos in my target language.
2. Watch out for opportunities.
Since learning a language requires practice. And there is no shortcut. Then constantly looking out for opportunities to practice must be a goal.
So many resources are available online (videos, podcasts, articles). So, waiting for the bus to come or waiting for dinner to cook are good opportunities to improve language skills.
3. Speak with confidence, not fearing mistakes!
We will commit mistakes while learning a language. So, trying to avoid them will only hinder our progress.
Speaking with confidence is difficult at the beginning. But as time goes by, the new language will become second nature.
Once you have written your language learning resolutions, commit to them! Don’t give up! I wish you the best in your new journey!
I like the concise but apt points you made here. Learning a language is such an important skill. But I never really thought of making it a new year’s resolution. However, thinking about it, it sounds good. I will go back to my list and see how I can include language learning.
I am glad you will make space to include language learning in your new year’s resolutions!
Setting language learning resolutions is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their language skills. Writing down specific and achievable goals draws us closer to accomplishing them.
One aspect of the article that I particularly appreciated was the emphasis on using multiple resources to enhance learning.
Thank you for the ideas shared on this post.
You’re welcome. Have you already written your specific and achievable goals? All the best!
Thank you for the advice on learning a new language. It is crucial to dedicate time to practice. One thing I didn’t consider is writing the grocery list or setting the phone settings to the language you’re learning. That is a helpful idea! These small things, when done consistently, make a difference. And it can help improve the learning process.
Yes, these small things expand our exposure to the language we are learning! I wish you all the best in your language-learning endeavor!