Finding time for study
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?