week 10: language learning has become a habit
It may sound unbelievable but it is already week 10 of our 90-Day Challenge! At this point, language learning has certainly become a habit that will be difficult to break. The more we spend on our languages the better, but, even a small amount of time each day makes the difference in helping you progress. If you feel you are a bit behind, don’t worry. You still have 4 more weeks to roll up your sleeves and reach those targets!
TIME TO HEAR FROM YOU
Our special thanks go to Elienne, Felipe Cespedes and Rick McGuire, so far, the only participants who have been brave enough to make videos and share their learning experiences. They have already received individual responses from Steve.
Do you have something to share with others about your own 90-Day Challenge? Post a link to your video on the Challenge page or on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing how you are enjoying your challenge.
Felipe is making progress in his English:
Elienne’s Dutch is impressive:
Rick is attempting to speak Spanish after a month of his Challenge:
STEVE’S TIP OF THE WEEK
When reading, there will always be sections that you don’t fully understand. There should be. If you understand everything, you are either reading material that is too easy, or you are already fully functional in the language. But if you want to learn, and improve, don’t worry about what you don’t understand. If you read that passage again in a few months it will all be clear to you.
Get more tips from LingQ co-founder Steve Kaufmann as he vlogs about his 90-Day Korean Challenge.
SHARE YOUR OPINION
What do you like most in your Challenge? Reviewing your new LingQs, speaking your target language and feeling improvements, or maybe reading your favorite book in its original language? Let us know. Submit your responses in our 90-Day Challenge Poll!
Here are the results from last week’s poll. It seems that language learning is much easier when we are sincerely interested in the language itself and culture standing behind it:
Thanks to all the participants who share their stories, experiences and energy of inspiration. Tell us your story on the 90-Day Challenge page!
lilidoc75: “I spent three years on learning French and five years on English at school, but it was always a torture for me to learn them. That time I could neither to understand simple texts in French nor to have even small talk in English with people from different countries. I was dissatisfied with it and finally abandoned to use them at all. Before getting to LingQ, I couldn’t believe language learning might be so much enjoyable. Now I know that only motivation and consistency enable me to achieve my goals. One of them is to be able to watch English films without subtitles as well as enjoy live Oscar nomination 🙂 Learning English daily became my habit. Thank you, LingQ, for this helpful experience!”