- 237: Do we need vacations from language learning?
Nicolás asks: "Do we need vacations from language learning?"
- My life is full of examples of doing things better after a long break
- Our brains can only achieve so much by focused attention
- The Pomodoro technique works on this principle
- Focus mode vs diffuse mode
- Small scale - i.e. my daily writing habits in one day
- Large scale - i.e. learning patterns over many months
- Breaks are essential... even many months can be fine
- It works even better if you can take "study breaks" while also speaking or using the language a lot
Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:
- 5 Lessons I Learned from Barbara Oakley - a great video from my friend Nasos
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- 2018-01-09 08:00:00 UTC