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What a wonderfully relaxing week! Whether you and/or your children took a break from language learning or you simply took the week to assess things, I hope you had a chance to recharge. We sometimes forget how important it is to step back a bit and take it easy for a while.
Make sure to go to the Language Page(s) and/or Multilingual Living Forum to 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. Even if you don’t have anything special to share, checking in with one another can keep us feeling connected and motivated.
Get Back into the Groove
Now that we’ve had a nice week of stepping back a bit, it is time to get back into the groove. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we just jump right back in where we left off. It might mean that we head into a different direction: Maybe we’ll start reading a different book, use a new vocabulary card program (I use Anki), do our language learning at a different time of the day, or something else. This was one of the reasons we took the time to assess where things are at. We should now be able to start off again with a renewed sense of direction.
Taking time off is wonderful as long as we can get back into the groove again afterward. It should feel good to get back into language learning again, especially now that you gave some thought to what is (and isn’t) working this week. If you/your children still aren’t feeling motivated after taking things easy for a week, then you need to do some more assessment! Are you pushing too hard or are you/your children just feeling bored with language learning? Are you finding ways to have fun with language learning or are you only focusing on the difficult bits?
Language learning should feel good most of the time. If it isn’t, then head over to the Language Pages or the Multilingual Living Forum and ask others what they recommend! Don’t go about this alone. There are so many others who have just the answers you are looking for!
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, share your thoughts about how these first 6 weeks of Language Challenge 180 have gone so far.
What has been working well? What hasn’t been working well? Are you planning on changing things for yourself/your children for the next 6 weeks? Maybe you want to add something more? Or slow down a bit? Or maybe things are going wonderfully just as they are!
- 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! You are going to love this next one – it is all about fighting the doldrums with something you might least expect!