Divide and conquer!

Posted on June 20, 2018 · Posted in Pura Buena Onda Blog

Divide and conquer!

 

Today we will continue with the 5th of 10 tips for new language learners!

 

How quickly you want to learn a language is up to you. The more hours you put in, the faster you will learn. But, there’s a twist.

 

Divide and conquer!
Did you know that you retain more information if you study for less time more often than if you study for a longer period of time less often? In other words, let’s say that you’re going to dedicate 2 hours to Spanish each week outside of class. It’s actually better for retention purposes that you split up the 2 hours between 5-7 days (approximately 20-25 minutes/day), than if you split it up into 2 one-hour sessions for example.

For this reason, and the fact that you must be consistent when you learn a language, we recommend working on your Spanish for 10+ minutes every, single day. Have a few options for days that you have time (I’m a HUGE fan of journaling in Spanish & watching telenovelas) and a few options for the days you don’t (podcasts, audiobooks & talking to yourself are perfect for these situations).

You know you can squeeze in 10 minutes per day, if learning Spanish is a priority!

Besitos,
Caro