AEE 320: Why You Need Momentum and Motivation for a Multilingual Mind

motivation for English learning and methods

Michelle took a Spanish class last year.

Today you’ll find out about the program that she used and the good points that helped her learn. You’ll also find out why she was not able to continue and how she quickly lost motivation.

The good points of the program:

The program was set up online and she had to build sentences using the foundation of a word such as a verb.

She would use translated words and create new combinations of words and new ways of saying things.

 

What went wrong:

She got too excited too fast. She watched 10 videos per night.

She quickly got overwhelmed and did not absorb the information.

She started “binging” on the information. She thinks that this was a setup for failure because she quickly burned out.

 

What was missing:

The human aspect.

It would have been better if she had combined the learning videos and an opportunity to practice with someone. You need to have a mix of different methods when you learn a language.

She also didn’t build momentum. She couldn’t measure and see her progress quickly.

 

What language learning programs do you use?

Do you ever binge on programs or podcasts to learn English?

Tell us in the comments below

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