In today’s mindset podcast you will hear part 2 of the two part interview with John Fotheringham. In the second part of the interview we discuss how to manage frustration due to a lack of progress. We talk about what separates a good language learner from a great language learner. And we debate the merits of the language learning classroom and how you can get the most out of one.
You can learn more from John at Langauge Mastery—a language learning blog and podcast dedicated to helping language learners. The focus of his website is 80% on general language learning and 20% on Mandarin and Japanese.
If you missed part 1 of the interview you go back and listen to it here.
These mindset podcasts are about exploring topics outside of Spanish vocabulary or grammar. They are useful because because ultimately they will help you achieve your goals with learning Spanish more effectively.
In this second part of the interview we talk about:
- How to manage the frustration of feeling like you have a long way to go to reach your language goals. John offers a great tip for overcoming the feeling that you are a long way away from where you would like to be.
- What separates a great language learning from a good language learner.
- What role passion plays in language learning and what can you do to build your passion for language learning.
- Why humility is important in language learning. How to deal with making mistakes and why it is important to leave your ego at the door.
- John’s thoughts on the language learning classroom and how to get the best out of a classroom if you find yourself in one.
- What a famous Bruce Lee quote means to John and how you can apply it language learning.
- How to improve your pronunciation.
- What John’s life would look like without language learning in it?
- In the end, John gives a great metaphor for why language learning is like putting on Scuba Gear.
What did you learn from the second part of the interview with John Fotheringham?