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Intro

Becky: Listeners, what's your number one reason for learning a language?
Peter: Is it a personal goal? A hobby?
Becky: Or do you have dreams of moving to a country where it’s spoken?
Becky: Welcome to an episode of Innovative Language 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 this Sunday News, you’ll learn why your reason for learning is crucial for motivation...
Peter: ...and for your success in language learning...
Becky: ...and you’ll learn the top 10 reasons for learning a language...
Peter: ...from experienced listeners and language learners just like you.
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Peter: Listeners, what's your number one reason for learning a language?
Becky: Is it a personal goal? A hobby?
Peter: Whatever your reason is, whether big or small, listeners... knowing it...
Becky: ...or knowing your “why,” is crucial for success and motivation.
Peter: We’ll get into this and the top 10 reasons in just a second.
Becky: But first, listen up!
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Becky: Alright, listeners, why is your reason so important for motivation...
Peter: ... and overall success?
Becky: Peter, wouldn’t you say that often reasons are tied in with goals?
Peter:That’s right, Becky. Listeners, more often than not, your “why” is directly related to your goal...
Becky: Like... “I want to live in the country where the language is spoken.”
Peter: ...or “I want to understand the culture, movies, and music.”
Becky: But sometimes, it can also be something simple like... “I’m just interested in it.”
Peter: Exactly, but regardless of your reason, by simply knowing it and writing it down...
Becky: ...you’ll be able to maintain your motivation and keep going. Is that what you do, Peter?
Peter: You got it, Becky. Right now, I’m re-learning Chinese, and I keep my reasons and goals written down, sitting in front of me, so I can always remind myself.
Becky: And does that really work for you?
Peter: Definitely. Simply putting your goals down on paper probably increases your chance of success by 90%...
Becky: Wow.... and revisiting and reviewing the goals keeps you focused on them, right?
Peter: Exactly. I think about it more. And thoughts lead to action, so I end up studying almost daily.
Becky: I see! So listeners, what’s your reason for learning? Be sure to write it down!
Peter: And if you’re interested in what other language learners are saying...
Becky: We’ve asked... and here are the Top 10 Reasons for Learning a Language.
Peter: Number One: I love the culture and the people who speak the language.
Becky: This is a popular answer, especially amongst our Japanese and Korean learners.
Peter: Number to Two: I want to understand my favorite songs, movies, and TV shows. Also a very popular reason!
Becky: That’s right. And listeners – songs, movies, and shows are great ways to immerse yourself in the language!
Peter: If you’re spending your time learning AND also immersing yourself, you’re guaranteed to learn faster.
Becky: Number Three: It's a beautiful language.
Peter: You know, sometimes, an answer as simple as that is really good enough.
Becky: Yeah, it means you have a genuine interest in the language itself.
Peter: Number Four: My family comes from a place where the language is spoken.
Becky: The fifth one is similar: I want to speak to my partner's family in their language.
Peter: I can definitely relate. I learned Chinese to be able to speak with my wife’s family.
Becky: Nice. The sixth one is also in line with these: I am learning the language to impress someone.
Peter: Listeners, are you learning a language to impress or talk to someone special?
Becky: Definitely a powerful motivator.
Peter: Agreed, Becky. That was one of my reasons too once! The seventh one is... Ah, this one, you should say...
Becky: Yes, yes, yes, please let me say it! I love traveling! By the way, if that’s your reason... be sure to check out our Survival Phrases Lessons!
Peter: Becky, you’re quite the traveler. How many countries now?
Becky: 47!
Peter: That’s incredible.
Becky: Yeah, it’s soon to be 50! Excited!
Peter: Go, Becky, go! So do you study the language of the country you’ll visit before you go?
Becky: Last time, I actually couldn’t find much on the language because not many tourists go to the country I went to... but I did try!
Peter: Becky, that’s why we have Survival Phrases, they’re perfect for travelers that need the just basics to get around.
Becky: And that’s all I learned, yes! Now, Number Eight: I live or want to live in a country that speaks the language.
Peter: This one is also very powerful and why I mastered Japanese.
Becky: Number Nine: I just love learning languages!
Peter: What’s great about this is...if you’ve learned one language... some say, it’s EASIER to learn another.
Becky: Because you learn HOW to learn a language, right?
Peter: Exactly, Becky. And also, I think you learn your own language which probably most people use without knowing the mechanics. I think that plays an important part too.
Becky: I definitely learned more about English when I was studying Spanish, which was my first second language.
Peter: Right? That’s why the second time around might be a lot easier than the first.
Becky: I guess it depends on the language. Listeners, if you want to know how to learn a language with proven strategies and tactics...
Peter: ...be sure to check our exclusive Inner Circle Lessons. They’re available to all Premium and Premium PLUS members.
Becky: And the last one, Number Ten: I want to open my mind and become more international.
Peter: In other words, self-improvement.
Becky: So listeners, what are your reasons?
Peter: Let us know in the comments.
Becky: And remember....
Peter: If you want to get a Pretty Big Deal on our complete language learning system...
Becky: ...Here’s your last chance to Get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS....
Peter: That’s as low as $6.90 a month and up to $170.19 in savings.
Becky: You unlock unlimited access to our language learning system!
Peter: That’s instant access to hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers...
Becky: ...apps, cheat sheets, lesson notes, Premium study tools, and much more!
Peter: And with Premium PLUS, you also get your very own teacher.
Becky: If you’re on the site...
Peter: ...just click on the link in the lesson description right now.
Becky: Get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS until May 30th, 2017.

Outro

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

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May 28th, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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What's your number one reason for learning Japanese?
Everyone has their own. Regardless of what it is...your reason can serve as a powerful motivator to keep going, to keep on learning Japanese and master it. So, what’s yours?

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June 2nd, 2017 at 01:16 AM
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Hi Emma


@みつきさん


Thank you for leaving the comment.


We're very glad that you're studying with us and please count on us to help you reach your goal in learning Japanese!

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Emma
June 1st, 2017 at 09:37 AM
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Hi,


The reason I am learning the language is because I am planning to travel to that country and would make it easier to travel around. Also I would like to become more fluent so I can have a conversation with anyone I meet who speaks that language.

みつきさん
May 30th, 2017 at 04:27 AM
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I wish to learn Japanese for almost all the reasons you have mentioned ... To be able to talk and interact with Japanese people because Japanese-English is very different from other kind of English and not being my first language I find difficult to understand (which is not related to one of your reasons). I play the ocarina so I wish to go to the Japanese ocarina festival and spend some time there, which means living in Japan for a while. Because of this I want to understand what Japanese teachers try to teach in their videos and their live lessons and I must understand them and for this, learning the writing system is very important

I did impressed people I know by saying some Japanese words and I've been told I talked with the right accent, which is incredible in my opinion (and I hope they were not just polite saying it ... such as when a foreigner try to talk in Italian and you hear very well that he-she is not Italian, at all but you say "Hey that was perfect!" anyway).

Japanese people are so kind and nice and fascinating that you want to meet everyone of them and assists to every celebration and festivity with them .... I have many many many reasons for learning Japanese, but the problem is that I have very poor memory and I keep forgetting the basics too... I'm a desperate case

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May 29th, 2017 at 07:53 PM
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Justinさん、

@Oria さん、

こんにちは。


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We're glad you're studying with us:thumbsup:


Justinさん、

Please check out our Pronunciation series. It can help you improving your speaking skills :wink:

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Justin
May 29th, 2017 at 12:13 AM
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I'm learning Japanese because it's interesting and really challenging as I'm just starting out, I'm also learning no language can kill a New Yorker's accent... Sorry Peter...

Oria
May 28th, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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I want to marry a Japanese and have Japanese babies ^_^