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 2019 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 will be on your way to reaching your language-learning goals.

This Week’s Challenge

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.

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, tell us how you learn best! Share a photo or story of your language-learning in action using the hashtag #BabbelChallenge. 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
  • Picking up learning styles that apply to the material beyond just languages
  • Exploring new ways to learn language beyond what you already know

Recommended Resources

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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
How To Say Essential Phrases In Ten Languages YouTube Playlist
Learn Spanish In 60 Seconds YouTube Playlist
Learn German In 60 Seconds YouTube Playlist

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David Doochin
David is a content producer for Babbel USA, where he writes for Babbel Magazine and oversees Babbel's presence on Quora. He’s a native of Nashville and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied linguistics and history. Before Babbel he worked at Quizlet and Atlas Obscura. A geek for grammar and an editorial enthusiast, he speaks Spanish (and dabbles in German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Italian). When he’s not curating his Instagram meme collection, you can find him spending too much money on food and exploring new cities around the world.
David is a content producer for Babbel USA, where he writes for Babbel Magazine and oversees Babbel's presence on Quora. He’s a native of Nashville and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied linguistics and history. Before Babbel he worked at Quizlet and Atlas Obscura. A geek for grammar and an editorial enthusiast, he speaks Spanish (and dabbles in German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Italian). When he’s not curating his Instagram meme collection, you can find him spending too much money on food and exploring new cities around the world.
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