Episode 55: Motivated by Vladimir Putin's Russian (with Kris Broholm)

In episode 55, friend of the show Kris Broholm from Actual Fluency joined me to discuss mindset and accountability in language learning that come from a place of reality and gentle confidence.

 

Tune in to hear us chat and share:

  • Great advice for English speakers who want to have early success in a new language
  • Language learning is such a complicated jigsaw puzzle, so how can we really track what we have actually learnt?
  • Is it presumptuous, are you lacking humility if you set yourself a big, impressive goal?
  • How the reason you are learning a language is DIRECTLY connnected to the success that you are going to have a week, 3 months, and perhaps 12 months down the line
  • The one thing you MUST have in order to get language learning motivated - a sense of "this is who I am"

Four Tendencies in Language Learning

We revisit perspectives on the 4 tendencies framework Lindsay and I discussed in episode 32. Kris is on record as an Obliger, saying:

"It would be Embarrassing to tell people that I gave up."

You can take a test to determine your own tendency here.

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