【Transcript of Podcast Episode #54】
Hi, everyone! I`m MT. I’m a language-learning advisor, English coach as well as a multi-language learner myself.
How are you guys doing today? It has been raining here since this morning,
but you know, this morning I went jogging in the rain. I’m so proud of myself.
Anyways, today I’m going to talk about the importance of making a system
to be exposed to your target language without a strong will.
I believe language-learning is different from cramming for exams. It’s more like a journey.
You can cram some grammar rules and certain words,
but you still have to continue to be exposed to the language
if you want to be able to use the language comfortably.
But it’s not that easy to keep reminding yourself to be exported to the language every day
unless you are surrounded by the people who speak the language.
So, that’s why you need a system or a habit to use the language.
Let’s think about the actions that you do every day without fail.
You brush your teeth (several) times a day.
You take a shower or a bath. You go jogging.
You take a train to work. You drive to the office.
You do the dishes. You do the laundry and many other things, right?
You already have a habit of doing those things so you just should add the language part to it.
For instance, you can talk to yourself in your target language when you take a shower.
You can listen to podcasts spoken in your target language while jogging.
You can read comic books written in your target language on a train.
The important thing is to make it a habit. You know, I decided to go jogging every morning.
It’s not easy for me.
First, I have to get up early. It’s challenging for me.
Secondly, I feel lazy to go out for jogging sometimes.
But I wanted to create a system so that I can continue jogging in the morning.
I decided to do it with a friend of mine. She lives in the U.S.,
so we cannot run together. But we share a google document form and sign after jogging.
This worked very well for both of us. Now several months passed, and it became a habit.
While jogging, I listen to podcast episodes, and I really like it.
So, (what) I wanted to say here is that don’t underestimate the power of habit.
It can bring you a great result without you noticing.
It can be hard for about two, three months but if it (becomes) a habit, it’ll get easier and (more) enjoyable.
All right, that’s it for today. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to me.
My email address is in the description box, all right?
Thank you so much for listening and I hope to see you next time. Bye!