Confidence in language learning is huge. Those who think they can and those who think that can’t are probably right.
This mindset episode of the podcast is part 2 of a two part interview I did with a close friend of mine, Ruan De Witt.
You can listen to part 1 here.
Ruan is an extremely confident person, even if he doesn’t like to admit it. As long as I have known him, he has had the ability to start a conversation with a complete stranger. This includes doing so in a language other than this first—regardless of his skill level.
In this part of the interview:
- I ask Ruan where does his confidence come from?
- How can other language students find confidence, even if they are starting out.
- What is a good target to set yourself for the number of words you should learn each day.
- How to find time for learning language.
- How to improve your pronunciation.
- Finding the high value parts of the language.
What is the biggest lesson for you in this part of the interview?