How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Learn a Language

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Our friends at Living Language, wrote this post on keeping your New Year’s resolution to learn a new langauge in 2012. We liked it so much, we wanted to share it with you! Here’s the post from Seth at Living Language:

Learning a new language is a rewarding and popular New Year’s Resolution. Below are a few ways you can keep your New Year’s Resolution to learn a new language.

Create Short-Term Goals:  Learning a new language can take a lot of time and practice. However, saying that you want to learn a new language “this year” is usually too broad of a time frame. A shorter deadline will provide you with a sense of urgency and help you learn faster. If it seems impossible to learn a new language in a few months, try creating smaller short-term goals. For example, it may seem difficult to complete the entire Living Language Platinum course in 2-3 months, but you may be able to complete the Living Language Essential lessons within 2-3 months.

Tell the World: By sharing your resolution, you make yourself accountable for completing your goals. Post your resolution on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or anywhere that you have a supportive network. If you continue to post whenever you complete a lesson, support from your network will encourage you to continue and may inspire a few friends to join you in your journey.

Use All Your Resources: If you’re learning a new language with Living Language, don’t forget that we’re here to support you in a variety of ways. Connect with us on Facebook. Follow our e-tutors onTwitter and ask them questions whenever you need advice. Schedule a one-on-one session with one of our online tutors via our website. Ask questions on our online forum to gain advice from other language-learners. Download our iPad or iPhone app to practice your language on-the-go.

Is your New Year’s Resolution to learn a new language? How are you planning to stay on track? Share your tips with us in the comments!


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