YouTube and Netflix have been game-changers for language learners. They grant access to a wealth of content in various foreign languages, both in original and dubbed versions. However, many language students don’t take full advantage of this abundance of video content. Perhaps they regard media consumption in their target language as an activity reserved for after they’ve mastered the language. But what if one could learn a language by immersing themselves in bingeworthy YouTube and Netflix content? This is the foundation of several immersion methods for learning foreign languages, and Refold is one of my favorites.[Read more…] about Training in Immersion Learning with Refold
Learning How to Learn
I remember the first time I felt I owned my own learning. It was almost 10 years ago. I was studying piano at a local music conservatory, and I was assigned a program to learn during my first year. I wasn’t excited about most of the pieces, but that was what I was supposed to play. Right there I felt it was the opposite of what I had been doing before.
Before enrolling in the conservatory I had been learning piano on my own for 6-8 months. And I was the only one in charge. I decided which pieces I learned (regardless of the difficulty level or the period), how I learned them, how much time that would take, and when and where I would perform them. Everything was up to me. Until I started my ‘formal’ piano studies.[Read more…] about Owning Your Own Learning
Your goals are deeply connected to your social circles. All of us get inspiration and motivation by the example set by our friends, family, and other important people in our lives. Their actions, their way of thinking, their attitude, all of that affects us. Many people wrote about this, and it seems 100% true. We need to be wise about the people we spend a lot of time with. Why? Because they’re going to influence the course of our life.[Read more…] about Goals & Social Circles
Imagine you had a superpower to learn and master anything you want: a language, a musical instrument or any other skill. What would you choose? Think for a moment. What would you learn if you were talented enough if you had whatever it takes to get really good at anything you choose? What if it were possible for you to become a genius?
We’ve been told that geniuses are born like that. We’ve heard so many times that talent is innate: you either have it or you don’t. Is this really the case? Many learning specialists affirm it’s quite the opposite. They say that talent is the result of a lot of hard work and good practice throughout many years. In this article, I will share with you some facts and data to prove this point: that it is possible to become a genius. [Read more…] about How to Become a Genius