Babbel Challenge Week 3: Learn How You Learn

For the third week of the Babbel Challenge, you’ll reflect on the learning styles that help you along your language journey when the going gets tough (and the grammar gets messy).
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Babbel Challenge Week 3: Learn How You Learn

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: Find Your Learning Style

Congrats on making it this far! You’re well on your way through the Babbel Challenge and to mastering a new language in the new year. In the past two weeks, you’ve begun establishing your language-learning community and laying the foundations for forming lasting habits. This week’s challenge is all about learning how you learn — taking a look at your own study methods and learning styles to set up a system that works best for you on your language journey. Start by taking this quiz to see which language skills you need to improve.

Some people learn best through experience and immersion, others by locking themselves in the library and running rote memorizations through their heads. Some cram information all at once, while others are fans of spaced learning. The truth is that there’s no best way to approach learning anything, whether it’s the phases of the moon, how to repair a car or the case markings in German grammar. When it comes to new languages, we at Babbel try to make learning a process that makes sense — from the way you can take our 15-minute lessons anywhere to the way they’re logically structured to get you conversational, and fast.

For this week’s challenge, find out how you learn best! Maybe it’s flashcards on Quizlet for vocab practice, watching crash-course YouTube videos, practicing with a friend or jamming out to music with foreign language lyrics.

Whatever it is, we want to hear about it — and you might end up teaching your follow challenge participants about new learning styles along the way!

The perks of completing this week’s challenge include:

  • Refining your own understanding of how you process and interpret the world
  • Focusing your learning on the areas where you are weakest so you can improve quickly
  • Exploring new ways to learn language beyond what you already know

Recommended Resources


Quiz: Which Language Skills Do You Need To Improve The Most?
Why You Forgot Everything You Learned At School (And How To Remember It Again)
5 Tips For How To Memorize Vocab When Learning a Language
How To Memorize Vocab In A New Language
7 Tricks To Learn Languages… When You’re Bad At Languages
5 Habits Of The Successful Language Learner — Inspired By Creative Geniuses

Resources To Improve Reading

Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning…
Books To Read If You’re Learning…
Guide To Foreign Language Reading
Babbel Book Club’s Facebook Group
All Of Babbel’s Quizzes In One Place
How To Use The Internet For Language Learning
Children’s Books To Read In Other Languages

Resources To Improve Listening

How To Use TV Shows To Supplement Your Language Learning
How To Improve Language Learning With Podcasts
Quiz: Can You Correctly Guess Which Language You’re Listening To?

Resources To Improve Writing

6 Tips For Improving Your Writing Skills In Any Language
How To Use Sentence Structure To Learn A Foreign Language
How To Use The Internet For Language Learning
The Peculiarities Of Punctuation Marks In Other Languages
How To Make Your Own Language-Learning Journal
All Of Babbel’s Crosswords In One Place

Resources To Improve Speaking

Creative Ways To Practice Speaking A New Language
How To Improve Your Accent In Another Language
Find A Language Learning Community Online
4 Ways Actually Speaking Helps You Learn A Language Fast
How To Combat Foreign Language Anxiety
Improve Your Accent With These 5 Simple Tricks
4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

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