I have had a lot of embarrassing moments learning Spanish. I have referred to these moments as failures. But the best thing about failures is that they tell a story of what doesn’t work.
One of the best ways to learn is to work out what doesn’t work. That way you can get to what does work faster.
If you want to learn spanish quickly you have to work out how to learn spanish slowly. This is what today’s podcast is about.
In today’s episode I focus on what didn’t work for me. More specifically I focus on what slowed me down. Once I knew what slowed me down I could work out what would speed up the learning process.
This episode was inspired by a post from the archives where I talked about the things spanish students should avoid. Here is the link:
Not every tip in that post I have actually tried. For example, one of the tips was about learning 2 languages at the same time. I have never tried that. But a polyglot friend recommended that I didn’t try to learn 2 languages at the same time. I followed this advice because it makes sense.
What I focus on today in the podcast is the techniques that I have actually tried. I will go through these tips one by one and explain why they didn’t work. I will then talk about how to adjust to find ones that do work.
There are 10 ideas that slowed me down. These ideas are what I experienced as unhelpful if you want to learn spanish quickly. Some of the ideas are related to mindset and some related simply to writing things down.
Some of the ideas are also covered in more detail in other mindset episodes. You can see the other episodes mentioned on the podcast here:
Quote from today’s episode:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work” – Thomas Edison
Which of these ideas are holding you back?