Quiz: What Bad Learning Habit Have You Fallen Into?

The first step to breaking a bad learning habit is to recognize what it is. This handy quiz might be able to point you in the right direction.
October 7, 2018
Quiz: What Bad Learning Habit Have You Fallen Into?

We can spend so much time trying to pick up good habits for learning a language, we might not realize it’s just as important to avoid bad ones. And there are a lot of bad habits. We rounded up six broad categories of bad habits that you might fall into, with some advice on how to get out of them. What happens if you’re not sure which category your bad learning habit falls into? That’s where this quiz comes in: to help you identify what’s stopping you from progressing further.

To be fair, nobody’s learning habits are perfect. Don’t take any results as a personal attack or a catch-all for your problems. The important thing to recognize is that having a little trouble with your progress doesn’t mean learning a language is impossible.

Start picking up some good language-learning habits.
Try Babbel!
Author Headshot
Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

Recommended Articles

6 Questions With Habits And Happiness Guru Gretchen Rubin

6 Questions With Habits And Happiness Guru Gretchen Rubin

We spoke with best-selling author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin about forming good habits, how learning brings happiness and her latest book, The Four Tendencies.
5 Habits Of The Successful Language Learner — Inspired By Creative Geniuses

5 Habits Of The Successful Language Learner — Inspired By Creative Geniuses

What can we learn from great artists and writers like Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie? Can emulating their habits also help us to learn a language?
Quiz: Who Is Your Celebrity Language-Learning Soulmate?

Quiz: Who Is Your Celebrity Language-Learning Soulmate?

Sure, the person you match with might be unattainable, but you should still find out who your language-learning soulmate is.