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Intro

Becky: Are you an active or a passive language learner?
Peter: Do you know the difference between the two?
Becky: Welcome to an Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In today’s Sunday News, you’ll learn the difference between active and passive learning...
Peter: ... how you can learn both ways with our language learning system!
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Peter: Are you an active or a passive language learner?
Becky: Do you know the difference between the two?
Peter: You’ll find out what sets these two learning styles apart...
Becky: And how you can learn both ways with our lessons in just a moment..
Peter: But first, listen up.
Becky: If you want a quick 20% discount on our entire language learning system...
Peter: ...that’s hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers...
Becky: ...that get you speaking, reading and writing from Beginner to Advanced.
Peter: ...mobile apps so you can learn on the go...
Becky: ...and study tools that perfect your reading, pronunciation and teach you twice as fast...
Peter: ...Get 20% OFF Premium until Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.
Becky: Just click the link in the lesson description to take advantage...
Peter: ...and master your target language for less...
Becky: ...with real lessons by real teachers!
Peter: Get 20% OFF Premium by Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.
Becky: Alright, listeners.
Peter: Are you an active learner or a passive learner?
Becky: Do you even know?
Peter: Here’s the difference.
Becky: ‘Active learning’ means you’re actively engaging with learning material and focusing on it.
Peter: For example, you’re reading in your target language...
Becky: ...you’re looking up words and translating as you go along...
Peter: ...you’re memorizing a list of phrases or you’re speaking out loud.
Becky: So, you’re fully focused on what you’re learning. Nothing else.
Peter: Passive learning is different. It requires less concentration.
Becky: Yeah, it’s usually done when you’re doing something else...
Peter: ...for example, walking somewhere or taking the train.
Becky: You could be listening to an audio lesson, watching a video lesson, reading...
Peter: Now, the difference is, you’re not focused on picking apart every single word.
Becky: You’re just passively taking the language in.
Peter: So listeners, how do you learn?
Becky: Are you actively engaged or do you passively learn on the go? Or do you mix it up?
Peter: Let us know in the comments.
Becky: Now, here’s how you can learn both ways with our lessons.
Peter: If you’re an active learner, here are 4 tactics you can use right now.
Becky: Number 1 - Listen or watch a lesson and... read along with the translations.
Peter: You get complete translations in the lesson notes and the line-by-line dialogue.
Becky: ...And this will skyrocket your reading, comprehension and listening skills.
Peter: The best part is: you’ll understand every single word. The translations are right in front of you.
Becky: Number 2 - Repeat the lesson dialogue as you hear it.
Peter: This is called shadowing and it will boost your speaking skills... guaranteed.
Becky: Just repeat the lines that you hear until you can speak with confidence.
Peter: To make it even easier, you get the lines in the line-by-line...
Becky: ...and the lesson notes for every lesson.
Peter: ...so you can read them out loud as you hear them in the lesson.
Becky: Number 3 - Record yourself with our voice recorder in the line-by-line...
Peter: ...to perfect your pronunciation and see how close you are to a native speaker.
Becky: Number 4 - If you want to boost your vocabulary...
Peter: ..study words with our smart flashcards.
Becky: They sort the words for you. So, you get the harder words more often....
Peter: ...until you master them. And the easy ones show up now and then to refresh your memory.
Becky: And Number 5 – Ask questions! Leave a comment in the comment section..
Peter: Or if you’re a Premium PLUS user, you get your very own teacher...
Becky: ...and you can ask them to review and correct your writing and speaking skills..
Peter: ...ask for learning advice and get all of your questions and issues answered.
Becky: Now, if you’re on the go, and can’t really focus on the lessons...
Peter: This is a great time to do passive learning and put wasted time to use.
Becky: Simply play a lesson and listen along. That’s it.
Peter: You can learn on the go with our FREE Innovative Language 101 App
Becky: ...for the Android, iPhone and iPad.
Peter: But you should use this time to review old lessons since you can’t fully concentrate.
Becky: Great tip, Peter. It’s hard to learn new things when you’re not fully engaged.
Peter: But listeners, both are great ways to learn, depending on your situation.
Becky: If you have some quiet time and can focus, go for the active learning.
Peter: If you’re on the go or multi-tasking, passive learning is the way to go.
Becky: Whichever your style is, you can apply both with our language learning system.
Peter: And…
Becky: If you want a quick 20% discount on our entire language learning system...
Peter: ...that’s hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers...
Becky: ...that get you speaking, reading and writing from Beginner to Advanced.
Peter: ...mobile apps so you can learn on the go...
Becky: ...and study tools that perfect your reading, pronunciation and teach you twice as fast...
Peter: ...Get 20% OFF Premium until Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.
Becky: Just click the link in the lesson description to take advantage...
Peter: ...and master your target language for less...
Becky: ...with real lessons by real teachers!
Peter: Get 20% OFF Premium by Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Outro

Becky: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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February 5th, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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How do you usually learn Japanese? Actively or passively?

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February 7th, 2017 at 06:37 PM
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alumn
February 6th, 2017 at 09:23 AM
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I listen to one podcast lesson a day while travelling, put it on repeat and try to repeat after the teachers.


once or twice a week i will sit down and actively write along with the video lessons and grammar lessons, or flashcards.


is there a faster way to master Japanese? Don't really have a japanese friend to converse with

Rafal
February 6th, 2017 at 08:31 AM
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I am an active learner. I started passively with this site, but since moved on to many different sources. Flash card programs, Kanji study programs, Genki workbook and of course still listening to JapanesePod101. Problem is I need to work on my vocab most so most of my time during comute I spend with vocabulary programs, and don't have much time to listen to audio lessons. I think it will come a bit later (when I know more words) to boost my listening comprehension.