Babbel Challenge Week 5: Take Time To Reflect

How’d you do these last few weeks? Taking time to reflect on your progress is just as important as deciding to start.
January 24, 2020
Babbel Challenge Week 5: Take Time To Reflect

Kick off the year by joining the January Babbel Challenge! Every Monday in January, we’re publishing an article to help you establish a healthy learning habit. By the end of the month, you’ll be well on your way to reaching your language-learning goal.

This Week’s Challenge: Reflect!

It’s not easy to stick to a goal for five weeks, but right now, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. How good were you at sticking to your language-learning plan over the last month? Did you stay on track? Falter here and there? Totally fall off the wagon?

No matter how disciplined you were, it’s important that you make time for goal assessment at the end. Reflecting on your progress is just as important as any other stage of the process, because regardless of how much success you had, you’ve probably learned a lot about yourself — and what may or may not work for you in terms of habit formation and learning methods.

For this week’s challenge, spend a few minutes to reflect on the following:

  • How far you got these last few weeks
  • One thing you’re proud of yourself for
  • One thing you’d do differently next time
  • What you learned about yourself and what works to keep you motivated

If you’re feeling bold, use the hashtag #BabbelChallenge to share with other participants.

The perks of completing this week’s challenge include:

  • Giving yourself an opportunity to fully integrate what you’ve learned
  • Giving yourself permission to pat yourself on the back a little
  • Walking away with solid intel to take with you on your future quests

Recommended Resources

The One Thing Every Successful Language Learner Knows
8 Signs You’ve Mastered A Foreign Language
How Long Does It Take To Learn A Language?
Here’s Why Learning A Language Shouldn’t Be About Fluency
How To Get Past Your Language Learning Plateau
4 Tips For Staying Motivated To Learn A Language
The 10 Stages Of Language Learning
Quiz: What Should You Reward Yourself With After Your Language-Learning Milestone?

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Steph Koyfman
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.

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