Nowadays, you can obtain language-learning materials very easily compared with the past.
In the past, you had to buy a CD to practice your listening skills.
However; that is not the case now.
If you decide to learn a new language at this moment,
you can find listening and reading materials online right away.
Those who make language teaching videos have been drastically increasing.
We can start learning a new language using those creative videos as well.
Furthermore, we can instantly connect to language teachers and
language exchange partners who live anywhere in the world.
These modern tools are making our language learning so much easier and better.
My point is…
As the number of language-learning materials for self-study is increasing,
you should definitely fully utilize them.
If you just attend a 60-minute-language lesson once a week
and do nothing else to improve your target language,
you will not be able to speak the language for sure.
It is said that if your native language is English and want to acquire a language like Japanese,
which is very different from English, it would take about 2200 hours to acquire it.
It means that if you learned the language once a week, one hour per time,
it would take 2200 weeks !?
so it would be 42 years!?
As you all know, this is just an indicator and it does not mean
it takes exactly 42 years to acquire the language if you learn it one hour per week 😛
Anyways, it takes a long time.
What I want to mention here is that
your self-study time is definitely more important than one-hour-lesson with a teacher/tutor.
You can use the session with a teacher to check your understanding, try new things you learned and so on.
You cannot be passive to learn a language!
You need to aggressively search for the methods which are enjoyable and effective for you.
In order to use the lesson time as the output of your self-study,
you have to make your self-study time as fulfilling as possible.
It`s also important to have a pacemaker (coach) who takes the journey with you.
Through the experiences as a language learner and teacher,
I`ve been searching for better language-learning methods and
ways to utilize a lesson fully, and have realized the necessity of
learning “language learning methods” and “mindsets” to
consistently continue your journey.
That is why I started coaching beginner language learners.
Here is the information of my coaching courses (written in Japanese)↓
If you are learning Japanese and want to practice your speaking,
I have a special course for you.
I am sure it will be beneficial for the learners of Japanese language
who need speaking practice.
Beginner learners are more than welcome!
Here is the detail.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.