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Finding time for study

Time has flown by this month, my apologies for not posting earlier.

This raises an issue for all language learners though – how do you find the time to study?

Some people will have no problem with this, and block out a few hours of their week to sit down and get on with it. If you’re like me though, you’re easily distracted by television, a novel, something on the internet, seeing some friends… the list goes on.

To make progress in your target language, you really need to put the time in. I find that going to a regularly scheduled class helps – knowing every week there’s a set time for the language I’m studying makes me more focused. I also commute to work by train so try and do my homework then. I’ve downloaded some podcasts in my target language and listen to them in spare moments – when I’m cleaning for example. But I still feel like I could be doing more.

What tips do you have for managing your language study time?