10 Reasons Why People Learn Dutch & How Your “Why” Helps You Learn Faster (Bonus Cheat Sheets Inside)

Intro

Chigusa: Listeners, what’s your reason for learning a language? Peter: Is it a personal goal? A hobby? Chigusa: Or do you have dreams of living in 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 discover 10 reasons why people learn languages… Peter: …and why knowing and sharing your reason is important for success.. Chigusa: …and how you can get free PDF cheatsheets based on common reasons for learning. Body Peter: Listeners, what’s your 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: …and talking about it, or sharing it, is super important for your success. Peter: We’ll get into this, and the top 10 reasons in just a second. Chigusa: But first, listen up! Peter: If you want to start speaking the language with our complete learning system Chigusa: Here’s your final chance to get a BIG 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS. Peter: Join now, and start speaking from your very first lesson… Chigusa: You learn conversations with our bite-sized audio/video lessons. Peter: Our teachers explain every word to get you speaking…. Chigusa: We guide you from lesson to lesson with our Progress Tools… Peter: You can learn anywhere, anytime with our Mobile App… Chigusa: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar and conversations fast… Peter: And with Premium PLUS, you can even learn with your very own teacher. Chigusa: Get a BIG 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS. Peter: But hurry, this discount expires tomorrow, February 28th, 2022. So click the link in the comments section to take advantage right now. Chigusa: Alright, so why is it important to know your reason for learning? Peter: Great question. More often than not, your reason is directly related to your goal… Chigusa: So something like… “I want to live in the country where the language is spoken.” Peter: That’s a good one. Or “I want to understand the culture, movies, and music.” Chigusa: But I think it can also be something simple like… “I’m just interested in the language.” Peter: Exactly. But, if you know your reason… you’ll always remember what got you started in the first place. And as a result, you’ll maintain your motivation and keep going. Chigusa: Now, Peter, what about sharing your reason with others? Why should a learner do this? Peter: By the way, when I say sharing, I don’t mean bragging about goals like “I’ll be fluent in 10 months.” But rather… “I’m learning because…of this and that.” Real reasons. Chigusa: I see. Peter: So when you talk about your reason for learning with others, you remind yourself indirectly. It’ll always be on top of your mind. And the more you think about it…? Chigusa: …the more likely you are to do it. Plus, you set an expectation, don’t you? Your friends now see you as someone who’s actively learning a language… Peter: Exactly. And that’s powerful, because that’s now part of your identity. Your identity is now someone that’s aiming to speak the language at a high level. Also, you convince yourself that you can and will learn the language. Chigusa: Ah, that’s a good point. A lot of people think they can’t learn a language… Peter: They think they don’t have the time for it… or usually the talent for it, as was the case with myself. Chigusa: Really? And that’s not true at all. All you need is the confidence to just start. So listeners, what’s your reason for learning? Share it with us. Peter: And if you’re interested in what other language learners are saying… Chigusa: We’ve asked. 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 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: The sixth one is kind of similar: I am learning the language to impress someone. Chigusa: Listeners, are you learning a language to impress or talk to someone special? Peter: That’s definitely a powerful motivator. The seventh one is… Ah, this one, you should say… Chigusa: Yes, yes, yes, please let me say it! I love traveling! Peter: This probably should be number one. Number Eight: I live… or… want to live in a country that speaks the language. 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: It’s just a personal goal. Peter: We hear this a lot. Especially from learners that stopped, took a break… and came back. Chigusa: Yeah, if you had a goal that you wanted to do, but never did… Peter: …you want to come back to it and get it done. So, Chigusa, based on these reasons, you could say most people learn for love, for family… Chigusa: …traveling or self improvement! Peter: To be honest, I’m a little surprised money is not on this list. Bilingual people have a better chance to make a little bit more money. Listeners, why are you learning? Leave us a comment right now. Chigusa: And be sure to get the free PDF Language Cheat sheets for love, family, traveling, maybe money, and much more… Peter: …in the comments section. Chigusa: And remember…. Peter: If you want to start speaking the language with our complete learning program… Chigusa: Here’s your final chance to get a BIG 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS. Peter: Join now, and start speaking from your very first lesson… Chigusa: You learn conversations with our bite-sized audio/video lessons. Peter: Our teachers explain every word to get you speaking…. Chigusa: We guide you from lesson to lesson with our Progress Tools… Peter: You can learn anywhere, anytime with our Mobile App… Chigusa: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar and conversations fast… Peter: And with Premium PLUS, you can even learn with your very own teacher. Chigusa: Get a BIG 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS. Peter: But hurry, this discount expires tomorrow, February 28th, 2022. So click the link in the comments section to take advantage right now.

Outro

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

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