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Intro

Chigusa: Listeners, what's your reason for learning language?
Peter: Is it a personal goal? A hobby?
Chigusa: Or do you have dreams of moving to a country where it’s spoken?
Chigusa: Welcome to an episode of Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Chigusa 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!
Chigusa: In this Sunday News, you’ll learn why your reason is crucial for motivation...
Peter: ...and for your success in language learning...
Chigusa: You’ll learn the top 10 reasons for learning a language...
Peter: ...from experienced language learners just like you.
Chigusa: ...and you’ll get free PDF cheatsheets based on common reasons for learning.
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Peter: Listeners, what's your number one reason for learning a language?
Chigusa: Is it a personal goal? A hobby?
Peter: Whatever your reason is, whether big or small, listeners... knowing it...
Chigusa: ...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.
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Peter: Alright, so why is your reason so important for motivation?
Chigusa: Peter, wouldn’t you say that reasons are tied in with goals?
Peter: That’s right, Chigusa. Listeners, more often than not, your “why” is directly related to your goal...
Chigusa: Like... “I want to live in the country where the language is spoken.”
Peter: ...or “I want to understand the culture, movies, and music.”
Chigusa: But sometimes, it can also be something simple like... “I’m just interested in it.”
Peter: Exactly, but regardless of your reason, by knowing it and writing it down...
Chigusa: ...you’ll be able to maintain your motivation and keep going. Is that what you do, Peter?
Peter: You got it, Chigusa. Right now, I’m learning French, and I keep my reasons and goals written down, sitting in front of me, so I can always remind myself.
Chigusa: And does that really work for you?
Peter: Definitely. I personally prefer write down “to-do” lists in a notebook. Meetings I have to go to. Emails I have to send. And my language goals are in there too. Simply putting your goals down on paper probably increases your chance of success by 90% Chigusa, 90%...
Chigusa: Wow.... and reviewing the goals keeps you focused on them, right?
Peter: Exactly. Because I write it down and review it, I think about it more. And thoughts lead to action, so I end up studying almost daily.
Chigusa: I see! So listeners, what’s your reason for learning?
Peter: And if you’re interested in what other language learners are saying...
Chigusa: 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.
Chigusa: This is a popular answer, especially amongst our Japanese and Korean learners.
Peter: Number Two: I want to understand my favorite songs, movies, and TV shows. Also a very popular reason!
Chigusa: 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.
Chigusa: Number Three: It's a beautiful language.
Peter: You know, sometimes, an answer as simple as that is good enough.
Chigusa: 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.
Chigusa: 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.
Chigusa: Oh, that’s 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?
Chigusa: Definitely a powerful motivator.
Peter: Agreed, Chigusa. That was one of my reasons once too! The seventh one is... Ah, this one, you should say...
Chigusa: Yes, yes, yes, please let me say it! I love traveling!
Peter: Number Eight: I live... or... want to live in a country that speaks the language. This one is also very powerful and why I mastered Japanese.
Chigusa: 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.
Chigusa: Because you learn HOW to learn a language, right?
Peter: Exactly, Chigusa. If you learn one, you develop the habits and know-how to master another.
Chigusa: And the last one, Number Ten: I want to open my mind and become more international.
Peter: So, Chigusa, I think most people learn for love, for family, for traveling ...
Chigusa:...or for self improvement!
Peter: Listeners, what are your reasons? Leave us a comment right now.
Chigusa: And be sure to get the free PDF Language Cheat sheets for love, family, traveling and much more...
Peter: ...in the comments section.
Chigusa: And remember....
Peter: If you want to get a Pretty Big Deal on our complete language learning program...
Chigusa: ...Here’s your last chance to Get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS....
Peter: That’s as low as $6.90 a month or just $0.23 cents a day.
Chigusa: Unlock unlimited access to our language learning program right now...
Peter: ...and start speaking from your very first lesson.
Chigusa: You get... instant access to hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers.
Peter: You master complete conversations fast with our study tools...
Chigusa: You can learn anywhere, anytime with the App...
Peter: And we take you from Absolute Beginner to all the way up to Advanced
Chigusa: And with Premium PLUS, you also get your very own teacher...
Peter: ...1-on-1 attention, and a personalized learning program.
Chigusa: If you’re on the site...
Peter: ... click the link in the comments section to see everything that you get..
Chigusa: Get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS until May 29th, 2018.

Outro

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

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May 27th, 2018 at 06:30 PM
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August 20th, 2018 at 12:01 PM
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Hi Hade,

Thank you for the comment!


Hope our website helps you a lot.

And I would really like you to watch Japanese anime in Japanese, because Japanese voice actors do awesome works👍


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Hade
August 14th, 2018 at 11:12 PM
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My goal to learn Japanese language is that I am interested in animation and I see that it is easy to understand some of the words and sentences in Japanese so I would like to do something benefits me

I am not English speaker so I find it useful to learn the both languages

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June 18th, 2018 at 03:02 PM
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Hi Reilly,

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Thank you for sharing your story. Do you also study other languages besides Japanese? That would be challenging👍

And teaching Japanese in your area sounds exciting. Hope our website helps you😄


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June 18th, 2018 at 02:58 PM
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Hi Anna,

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We are glad to hear that you have been interested in Japanese culture for a long time.

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Reilly
May 29th, 2018 at 06:37 AM
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My reason is the company I work for does a lot of business in Asia and are always looking for people who speak any of the languages from that part of the World.

While I know it will take years to learn Japanese, my hope is that it will pay off in the long term and hopefully learn a valuable new skill and meet interesting people along the way!

I would also like to teach the language one day to other people in my area in a classroom setting (probably an evening class) and help others to learn it.

As my grandfather always said, "Never forget to pass on your knowledge before it's too late!"

Anna
May 28th, 2018 at 06:32 AM
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My big reason: I want to make a childhood dream come true. I have been very interested in the Japanese culture since I was about 9. I always enjoyed reading about it in books. But when I was a kid, we didnt have internet and the only way one can learn a new language then was to take a class in it. I was only 9 years old and new languages were not part of the 4th grade ciriculum. I had to wait until I was much older and that Japanese classes were available within my reach.