How do you hold yourself accountable?

Posts536Likes330Joined8/7/2018LocationAlmeria / ES
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If you are self-teaching a language how do you ensure you make time for it?

This week I slipped with my Arabic I haven't made any time at all for it... I am feeling guilty about it and worried that I may slip into old habits... What ideas have you to share about holding yourself accountable for your learning and how you manage your time?

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
If you are self-teaching a language how do you ensure you make time for it?
This week I slipped with my Arabic I haven't made any time at all for it... I am feeling guilty about it and worried that I may slip into old habits... What ideas have you to share about holding yourself accountable for your learning and how you manage your time?


When I was still learning a local dialect, I had a language companion who can remind me to become accountable. We would set weekly goals and would give ourselves rewards if we finished learning a lesson or two. We would also write in our journal using the target language. We also try to have that "broken language" conversations as much as we can. That way, we can always remind ourselves to study and not skip a day without learning it. 

- By small and simple things are great things brought to pass! 

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A buddy system is a great way to keep at it 

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