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Becky: How do you go from failure to achieving your language goals for 2015?
Becky: Welcome to Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be your host. And my co-host today is the founder of Innovative Language... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In this Sunday News, you’ll find out all you need to know about reaching your language learning resolution. Keep listening to find out more!
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Peter: 2015 is here, but before we talk New Year’s resolutions...
Becky: Listeners, remember, there are over 3,300 NEW audio and video lessons coming this year.
Peter: In fact, our new lessons start publishing tomorrow...
Becky: Monday, January 5th, 2015.
Peter: Plus stay tuned for new features like Scrolling Transcripts, which give you the word-for-word scripts for every lesson...
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Becky: Okay listeners, what’s your new year’s language learning resolution?
Peter: And how will you make sure you succeed? Let us know in the comments!
Becky: A lot of people fall short... don’t they, Peter?
Peter: They do, Becky. Even I came close to failing my 2014 resolution of learning Italian.
Becky: So what happened? Did you achieve it?
Peter: Becky, I smashed through my resolution. Last year, I set a goal to speak a full 30 minutes of pure Italian conversation. And I FINALLY reached it in mid December. Becky, want to know how I did it?
Becky: Definitely! Listeners, pay attention, because this is a GREAT lesson.
Peter: So, a few simple changes to my goal made a massive difference.
Becky: What kinds of changes?
Peter: Most people typically aim for a vague resolution like “This year, I’ll master Italian.” So I started aiming for smaller, more measurable goals, with deadlines. In my case, it was to “Speak 30 Minutes of Italian conversation by December 31st”
Becky: That definitely sounds more manageable. After all, you can’t expect to magically become fluent. You put a number on it.
Peter: Exactly. No magic here, Becky. Then, I started setting smaller, monthly goals that would add up to 30 minutes by the end of the year.
Becky: How did that work?
Peter: Well, for January 2014, my goal was to hit 3 minutes by January 31st, 2014. I reached that. For February, I aimed higher - 5 minutes. By July 31st, I was at around 20 minutes.
Becky: And now you’re at 30 minutes! That means you can have normal conversations in Italian with no problems, right?
Peter: Pretty much! And I’m blown away at how easy it was once I changed my mindset.
Becky: Are there any other effective learning tips you can give to our learners out there for 2015?
Peter: You should write down your small, measurable goal, set a deadline, and place it somewhere you’ll see it every day. It sounds a little strange, but it keeps you focused.
Becky: And that doesn’t just apply to language learning, but any goal you’re trying to achieve in life!
Peter: It really works, Becky. So, listeners, take these tips and apply them right now..
Becky: And once you do that, we challenge you to master a language in 2015.
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Becky: And you’ll be ready to start the 12-month challenge and master your language.
Peter: But hurry, this $99 Premium deal ends January 16th, 2015.
Becky: And stay tuned. Brand new lessons start tomorrow...
Peter: And brand new features are coming this year too!

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Becky: Well that’s all we’ve got time for! You’ve been listening to Innovative Language.com Sunday news!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and Happy New Year!*

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January 4th, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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What’s your Japanese Resolution for the New Year?

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January 21st, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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Hello Elle-san,


Those are some tough goals you have there. :smile: Good luck, as long as you enjoy learning it would not be that hard. And thanks for upgrading! Please do explore all the content, hope you will have more fun while learning with us.


Don't hesitate to ask us anything about the lessons. We are always glad to help. :thumbsup:


Have a really great day!

Erica

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Elle
January 16th, 2015 at 01:01 PM
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I found out about japanesepod from Risa-san on youtube and also the podcasts on Audible and finally decided to upgrade to premium with this sale. I'm also attending Japanese language class at college this semester so I hope to finally achieve my learning goals! This month I want to learn all of the hiragana and katakana. After that I will learn 20 kanji each month and maybe increase to 50 each month if I'm able to memorize them easily. By the end of the year I hope to increase my listening comprehension enough so I can understand Japanese shows without relying too much on subtitles. Next year I will continue my Japanese classes at school and using japanesepod! :sunglasses:

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January 12th, 2015 at 03:50 PM
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George-san,

konnichiwa!

Those are very good and clear objectives you've set!:smile::thumbsup:

We all wish you the best of luck and whenever you've got questions, please feel free

to ask us! We're happy to help you.


We often say that you've already there to achieve the goal by setting the clear and feasible good objective(s).

So, you'll definitely make it:wink:


Natsuko (奈津子),

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George
January 11th, 2015 at 03:19 PM
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I have set myself a couple of objectives for 2015. First, learn Kanji properly. I have played around with this for a few years and frankly never really got anywhere. I now have a book with 1945 Kanji and my objective is to know them all by December 31, 2015. It is basically 2 pages of the book per day or somewhere between 6 and 8 Kanji a day. Arguably the objective is not stretchy enough because I have read it is possible to learn 2,000 Kanji in three months but I have rationalised that I have other things to do. Certainly it is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound.


My second objective is to thoroughly learn a new verb a day with at least one sentence formation as well as an adjoining sentence. My definition of thoroughly is all tenses and all levels (affirmative, negative, plain, masu, honorific, humble, etc.). My time frame is by the end of year party and my measure of success will be how well I can hold a Japanese conversation with my friends and colleagues without reverting to English. Right now if I can get past two sentences I'm doing well.


And I'll advertise my results (good or bad) at the end of the year.

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January 8th, 2015 at 03:06 PM
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Ricardo-san, konnichiwa!


Wow, that's so great to learn two languages at the same time! It must be difficult! Ganbatte ne!


Also, thank you for your lovely comment :innocent: it makes us happy to hear!


Kotoshi mo yoroshiku!

Engla

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January 8th, 2015 at 03:02 PM
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Yob-san, konnichiwa!


Tanoshimi ni shite kudasai ne! :innocent:


Have a great day!

Engla

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Ricardo
January 5th, 2015 at 06:28 AM
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Hi, my news year resolution is to become an intermediate speaker since im learning english and japanese at the same time ( yes i'm portuguese :D).Even though i don't have almost time to study ill try my best.

Thank you for these amazing lesson and for the amazing comunityn guys!

Yoroshiku ne!:heart:

Yob
January 4th, 2015 at 08:49 PM
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cool! new lessons, tanoshimi!!