Episode 58: Sometimes We Need to Get Better First


16 October 2023

15 mins 49 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Are you the kind of language learner who meets something above your skill level and starts to tell yourself that you're just bad at this thing? It's too big. You're not the kind of person who can. You kinda already knew this language was too hard to begin with. I've found myself doing this loads of times while learning Italian and German, but a recent encounter with my daughter reminded me that sometimes we just need to get better first. We just need to get back to the language resources that are at our level and keep practicing. Instead of totally writing off those challenging things and telling ourselves that we're just bad at it, we're better served to remind ourselves that languages are hard, we are learning languages, and maybe we just aren't ready for what we've encountered...yet. We just have to get better first.

If you're someone who loves learning languages and are looking for some extra insight into how to learn a language, then you've come to the right place. I love sharing my language journey as an adult language learner, and this includes the personal self-growth and mindset shift things many language learners don't often consider. Language learning is a beautiful and fulfilling journey, and it brings me great joy to share this love with passionate language learners like me.

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