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Congratulations! You made it through Week 4! How did it go? We hope you were able to stay motivated all week long! Did you do at least a little bit each day for yourself and/or your child(ren)?
Did you go to the Language Page(s) or Multilingual Living Forum and make contact with other families? Here is your chance to find others who are just as excited as you and your family are with language learning.
Got 10 Minutes?
I hope you got the chance to read the post Helping Children Learn a New Language: 10 Minutes at a Time! If not, go read it right now. Whether you are learning a language for yourself or are passing on a language to your children, these same principles apply: a little bit at a time all day long goes a long way!
Yes, those who learn a language quickly are putting in a lot of time. They make sure to surround themselves with the new language all day long and to use the language at every opportunity. They often hire tutors and utilize Skype and chat programs to communicate with others from home. Maybe they even move to the country where the language is spoken so that they can be surrounded by it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most of us doing Language Challenge 180 don’t have that luxury. What we can do is to incorporate in language learning and exposure in as many 10-20 increments as possible. A music CD in the car, a well-chosen YouTube video now and then, lots of reading out loud and as much conversation as possible (even if only with simple sentences and in short bursts).
Today’s Check-In Activity
Note: You can only enter this week’s giveaway if you are (1) signed up for Language Challenge 180 and (2) completed the week’s check-in below
- Check-In Activity: In the comment section below, tell us how much time you believe that you devote to your own and/or your child’s language learning each day/week.
Maybe you can only devote 15 minutes a day? Maybe 120 minutes a day? Or if you are raising your child in your language, you might be able to devote much more than that?
- Giveaway: After you leave a comment below, head over to today’s giveaway and enter! You are now qualified!
Don’t forget to visit the Multilingual Living Forum to ask a question, start a discussion or give someone else some support. You do NOT have to log in to post there. We encourage you to check out the Language Challenge 180 section as well as the other sections.
Keep an eye out for your next email which will arrive on Monday!