We’re talking goal setting. And not just the setting, but also the doing.
Setting goals is arguably one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your success, and it’s remarkably easy to do. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Identifying your language GOALS:
The first step to identifying your goals is to figure out why you are studying this foreign language. Take some time to think about the big picture and ask yourself questions like:
- Why do I want to learn this language?
- What would I do if I could speak this language fluently right now?
Setting effective language goals:
- Ultimate goal: To be able to read the newspaper in a foreign language.
- Specific step: Learn vocabulary related to politics and the political scene in Spain/France
- Short-term goal: By the end of this week, I will have learned the basic vocabulary words for issues related to elections.
Goal-setting is not something you do once and forget about. For goals to be effective, you need to consult them regularly and set new goals every few weeks.
Finally, remember that there are no “right” or “wrong” goals. The most important thing is that you believe in your goals and can visualise yourself achieving them.
If you set goals with this in mind, you will find that they help you stay motivated and enthusiastic about your language learning, and you’ll be proud of what you achieve!
In order to achieve what you want you need to be consistant and disciplined:
1. Choose a clear, short-term deadline.
Use our #12weekchallenge and achieve your goals
2. Focus on one goal at a time
If your goal is to learn a language, sack everything else off and focus exclusively on that goal, you will make better progress. Immerse yourself into the culture by watching films, listen to music/radio, read newspapers, follow a different diet,...
3. Make it fun!
Be creative! Learning a language must be fun and interactive. Studying with a book is not made for everyone:
- Follow a recipe in another language, if the food taste good you nailed it, otherwise, go back to the recipe and try to understand what went wrong
- Go to tasting wine session (French/Spanish)
- Follow a meme page online in the language you are learning