Lesson Transcript


Becky: What are some surefire ways to stay motivated...
Peter: ...when you’re learning a language? You’re about to find out!
Becky: Welcome to an Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here!
Becky: In this Sunday News, we’re talking about 10 surefire ways to stay motivated and stay on track...
Peter: ...all so you can master your target language.
Becky: And how you can get a Pretty Big 31% OFF our entire learning system!
Peter: Listeners, last time, you learned all about our latest feature, My Report....
Becky: ...which tracks your personal study stats and is great for motivation.
Peter: But listeners, you want more, right?
Becky: What are the top methods, techniques, and study tools that’ll boost your motivation?
Peter: Today, we’ll reveal 10 surefire ways, which include our very own features...
Becky: ...Popular methods, and of course, suggestions from you, the listeners!
Peter: We’ll get into this in just a second!
Becky: But first, listen up!
Peter: If you want to get a Pretty Big Deal on our entire language learning system...
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Becky: ...Just click on the link in the lesson description right now.
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Becky: Alright listeners, how do you stay motivated when you’re learning a language?
Peter: Becky, this is a great question, because motivation plays a huge role in language learning success.
Becky: So here are our top 10 methods, techniques, and study tools!
Peter: Let’s start with our features first.
Becky: Number 1: Track and see your learning progress with the Dashboard.
Peter: Listeners, there’s nothing better than seeing your progress first-hand.
Becky: It’s like stepping on a scale and seeing that you’ve lost weight, or seeing muscles in the mirror after working out!
Peter: That’s the perfect way of putting it actually. With the Dashboard, you can see how many lessons...
Becky: ...and how much of the language you’ve mastered thus far.
Peter: Instantly see how much progress you’ve made with the Dashboard on the site.
Becky: Number 2: Our brand new feature, My Report.
Peter: This tracks the time and effort that you’ve put into learning.
Becky: You can see the total time you’ve put in, in terms of days, hours, and minutes – as well as the number of flashcards you’ve studied.
Peter: Why is this so important? It’s because language takes time and effort.
Becky: And like Einstein said, “It's not that I'm smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
Peter: So the only thing that’s standing between you and mastering the language is simply spending more time on it.
Becky: And seeing how much you’ve put in is definitely very motivational.
Peter: You'll find this new feature in My Account in the top right corner of the site.
Becky: Number 3: Learn with somebody better than you. A teacher or a friend, for example.
Peter: You learn with your own native-speaking teacher with a Premium PLUS subscription...
Becky: ...or try getting a friend. But having someone better than you by your side will definitely motivate you to keep going. It’s like having a coach.
Peter: Number 4: Set a small, measurable goals, like being able to reach 10 minutes of conversation by the end of next month.
Becky: Reaching goals is extremely motivational, isn’t it, Peter?
Peter: It certainly is. But most people give up because they have a vague goal like “I want to be fluent” that they don’t know how to reach.
Becky: But if you aim small and make it measurable...
Peter: You’re guaranteed to reach it! And that will give you more drive to keep going.
Becky: Number 5: Watch movies and TV shows in your target language.
Peter: First of all, it’s fun. But more importantly, when you understand what you hear...
Becky: ...That’s a clear sign of progress and you will definitely feel good about it.
Peter: Number 6: This is similar to five – Listen to music in your target language.
Becky: It’s fun, it’s great passive learning, and it’s immersion. And music is very memorable.
Peter: Great point, Becky. This means that you’ll remember the lyrics and start understanding them.
Becky: Number 7: Change the way you’re studying. If you’re not making progress with books...
Peter: Change it up. Try audio lessons and video lessons. Try repeating what native speakers say out loud.
Becky: This will challenge your brain in new ways and help you regain progress.
Peter: Number 8: Understand that language learning is a marathon and not a sprint.
Becky: Most people think they can cram and study for hours and suddenly get better. But when they realize that it takes time...
Peter: ...this can hurt their motivation. So if you understand that it’s a marathon, you’ll be less stressed about reaching big goals in short amount of time.
Becky: Number 9: Keep the big goal in mind. Imagine yourself being fluent!
Peter: Small, measurable goals are definitely important. But when you just don’t feel like learning...
Becky: ...which is completely natural, by the way – try to remember the big goal.
Peter: Having the big picture in mind will remind you of what's important and put you back on track.
Becky: And number 10: Invest in the language.
Peter: Make a commitment. Whether you buy a textbook or a subscription, enroll in a class, or join a study group...
Becky: ...by investing and making a commitment, you’re much more likely to go through with it. You’ve paid for it...
Peter: ...Other people expect you to show up....
Becky: So you’ll definitely achieve your language goals. And that’s it!
Peter: Listeners, what are your favorite motivational tactics?
Becky: Leave us a comment in the comments section!
Peter: And remember, if you want to unlock our entire language learning system at 31% OFF...
Becky: Our Pretty Big Deal Sale starts right now! Get 31% OFF Premium.
Peter: That’s as low as $6.90 per month and up to $74.40 in savings.
Becky: You get unlimited access to our entire language learning system.
Peter: That’s instant access to hundreds of audio and video lessons from real teachers...
Becky: ...Exclusive apps, lesson notes, Premium study tools and much more!
Peter: Use Coupon Code PRETTYBIGDEAL2015, or even easier...
Becky: ...if you’re on the site, click on the link in the lesson description right now.
Peter: So get 31% OFF Premium by Friday, May 29th, 2015.


Becky: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*