Someone tried to teach me a few phrases in Czech once. I listened, repeated and instantly forgot. Does that mean I don’t have a talent for languages?
Of course not! It just means that learning through listening is not my strength.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about the way I learn best, and now understand much more about my preferred learning style.
Take a look at the following styles, and think about which best describes yours:
Alone or Social?
Another important thing to understand is if you prefer to learn on your own or with others:
The reality is that, although we might have a preferred learning style, we actually use a combination of all of them.
Trying to include as many aspects of the other styles in our learning method will help us to make progress faster.
For example, if you like watching TV shows on Netflix, turn on the subtitles (in English) so you can also read what you hear. And if you prefer to learn alone, occasionally test what you’ve learned by meeting up with other people for casual conversations.
Which learning style(s) do you prefer? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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