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Intro

Becky: What are some surefire ways to stay motivated...
Peter: ...when you’re learning a language? You’re about to find out!
Becky: Welcome to an Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here!
Becky: In this Sunday News, we’re talking about 10 surefire ways to stay motivated and stay on track...
Peter: ...all so you can master your target language.
Becky: And how you can get a Pretty Big 31% OFF our entire learning system!
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Peter: Listeners, last time, you learned all about our latest feature, My Report....
Becky: ...which tracks your personal study stats and is great for motivation.
Peter: But listeners, you want more, right?
Becky: What are the top methods, techniques, and study tools that’ll boost your motivation?
Peter: Today, we’ll reveal 10 surefire ways, which include our very own features...
Becky: ...Popular methods, and of course, suggestions from you, the listeners!
Peter: We’ll get into this in just a second!
Becky: But first, listen up!
Peter: If you want to get a Pretty Big Deal on our entire language learning system...
Becky: ...Our Pretty Big Deal Sale starts right now! Get 31% OFF Premium....
Peter: That’s as low as $6.90 per month and up to $74.40 in savings.
Becky: You unlock unlimited access to our entire language learning system!
Peter: That’s instant access to hundreds of audio and video lessons from real teachers...
Becky: ...exclusive apps, lesson notes, Premium study tools, and much more!
Peter: Use coupon code PRETTYBIGDEAL2015. Or if you’re on the site...
Becky: ...Just click on the link in the lesson description right now.
Peter: Get 31% OFF Premium by Friday, May 29th, 2015.
Becky: Alright listeners, how do you stay motivated when you’re learning a language?
Peter: Becky, this is a great question, because motivation plays a huge role in language learning success.
Becky: So here are our top 10 methods, techniques, and study tools!
Peter: Let’s start with our features first.
Becky: Number 1: Track and see your learning progress with the Dashboard.
Peter: Listeners, there’s nothing better than seeing your progress first-hand.
Becky: It’s like stepping on a scale and seeing that you’ve lost weight, or seeing muscles in the mirror after working out!
Peter: That’s the perfect way of putting it actually. With the Dashboard, you can see how many lessons...
Becky: ...and how much of the language you’ve mastered thus far.
Peter: Instantly see how much progress you’ve made with the Dashboard on the site.
Becky: Number 2: Our brand new feature, My Report.
Peter: This tracks the time and effort that you’ve put into learning.
Becky: You can see the total time you’ve put in, in terms of days, hours, and minutes – as well as the number of flashcards you’ve studied.
Peter: Why is this so important? It’s because language takes time and effort.
Becky: And like Einstein said, “It's not that I'm smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
Peter: So the only thing that’s standing between you and mastering the language is simply spending more time on it.
Becky: And seeing how much you’ve put in is definitely very motivational.
Peter: You'll find this new feature in My Account in the top right corner of the site.
Becky: Number 3: Learn with somebody better than you. A teacher or a friend, for example.
Peter: You learn with your own native-speaking teacher with a Premium PLUS subscription...
Becky: ...or try getting a friend. But having someone better than you by your side will definitely motivate you to keep going. It’s like having a coach.
Peter: Number 4: Set a small, measurable goals, like being able to reach 10 minutes of conversation by the end of next month.
Becky: Reaching goals is extremely motivational, isn’t it, Peter?
Peter: It certainly is. But most people give up because they have a vague goal like “I want to be fluent” that they don’t know how to reach.
Becky: But if you aim small and make it measurable...
Peter: You’re guaranteed to reach it! And that will give you more drive to keep going.
Becky: Number 5: Watch movies and TV shows in your target language.
Peter: First of all, it’s fun. But more importantly, when you understand what you hear...
Becky: ...That’s a clear sign of progress and you will definitely feel good about it.
Peter: Number 6: This is similar to five – Listen to music in your target language.
Becky: It’s fun, it’s great passive learning, and it’s immersion. And music is very memorable.
Peter: Great point, Becky. This means that you’ll remember the lyrics and start understanding them.
Becky: Number 7: Change the way you’re studying. If you’re not making progress with books...
Peter: Change it up. Try audio lessons and video lessons. Try repeating what native speakers say out loud.
Becky: This will challenge your brain in new ways and help you regain progress.
Peter: Number 8: Understand that language learning is a marathon and not a sprint.
Becky: Most people think they can cram and study for hours and suddenly get better. But when they realize that it takes time...
Peter: ...this can hurt their motivation. So if you understand that it’s a marathon, you’ll be less stressed about reaching big goals in short amount of time.
Becky: Number 9: Keep the big goal in mind. Imagine yourself being fluent!
Peter: Small, measurable goals are definitely important. But when you just don’t feel like learning...
Becky: ...which is completely natural, by the way – try to remember the big goal.
Peter: Having the big picture in mind will remind you of what's important and put you back on track.
Becky: And number 10: Invest in the language.
Peter: Make a commitment. Whether you buy a textbook or a subscription, enroll in a class, or join a study group...
Becky: ...by investing and making a commitment, you’re much more likely to go through with it. You’ve paid for it...
Peter: ...Other people expect you to show up....
Becky: So you’ll definitely achieve your language goals. And that’s it!
Peter: Listeners, what are your favorite motivational tactics?
Becky: Leave us a comment in the comments section!
Peter: And remember, if you want to unlock our entire language learning system at 31% OFF...
Becky: Our Pretty Big Deal Sale starts right now! Get 31% OFF Premium.
Peter: That’s as low as $6.90 per month and up to $74.40 in savings.
Becky: You get unlimited access to our entire language learning system.
Peter: That’s instant access to hundreds of audio and video lessons from real teachers...
Becky: ...Exclusive apps, lesson notes, Premium study tools and much more!
Peter: Use Coupon Code PRETTYBIGDEAL2015, or even easier...
Becky: ...if you’re on the site, click on the link in the lesson description right now.
Peter: So get 31% OFF Premium by Friday, May 29th, 2015.

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Becky: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! Which methods do you use to stay motivated?

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Monday at 01:51 PM
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Hallo Shahar,


Thank you for your comment!


Being able to have conversations with friends or family in another language is definitely motivating!


Vielen Dank!


Clara

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Monday at 01:50 PM
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Hallo Carla,


Thank you for your comment and question.


There might be some episodes of TV series on Youtube. Otherwise you could try the websites of German TV channels such as ARD, ZDF, RTL and so on. They might show some of their TV shows online as well.


I hope this helps!


Vielen Dank!


Clara

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Shahar Deutsch
Monday at 02:57 AM
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I have friends who speak German which I learn and my parents who speak Hungarian which I also learn :laughing:

Carla
Monday at 01:04 AM
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Hi! Thank you for the tips. Do you know if there is a place on the internet where I can access videos/tv programs in German so I can practice my target language?

Thanks,


Carla.