How Simple Repetition Helps You Learn Dutch Fast

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Peter: Listeners, what’s the one phrase you learned and remember super well? Chigusa: Chances are… you remember it so well because you’ve heard it and said it so many times… Peter: And this repetition is a guaranteed way to learn a language… and remember everything… Chigusa: And in this Sunday News, you’ll discover…. Peter: How our learning program does the repetition for you… so you can easily learn. Chigusa: How our lessons get you mastering and remembering conversations… Peter: How to finally remember words without memorizing word lists, and much more. 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! Body Chigusa: So, listeners, if you’re wondering how you’ll learn the language… Peter: …and how our program makes sure you’ll remember everything… Chigusa: We’ll get into it in just a second. But first, listen up. Peter: If you want to finally learn your language…in the next 6 months Chigusa: …with your own teacher… Peter: …plus, get access to the exclusive Inner Circle: a monthly course… Chigusa: …about how to master a language with proven learning tactics and strategies – now IS your chance! Peter: Get up to 45% OFF 6-month Premium or Premium PLUS right now. Chigusa: And listeners, if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed with learning a language…because there’s too much to do: words, grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening… Peter: Here’s what will make learning super easy. You get just one simple path to follow. We guide you from lesson 1 to 2 to 3… all the way until the end. No worrying about how to start or where to go next. Chigusa: Just follow the path, and learn conversations with our bite-sized audio/video lessons. Peter: Our teachers explain every word and grammar rule and get you speaking in minutes. Chigusa: You can learn anywhere, anytime and on any device – on your smartphone or computer. Peter: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar, and conversations fast. Chigusa: And with Premium PLUS, you even get your own personal teacher. Peter: So get up to 45% OFF 6-month Premium or Premium PLUS. If you’re on the site… Chigusa: Click on the link in the comments section right now. But hurry, because this sale ends soon. Chigusa: Alright, Peter, let’s talk about repetition. There’s that saying, “repetition is the mother of all learning.” And I understand it’s probably the best way to learn anything… but.. why is it such a powerful learning tactic? Peter: Great question. When you learn something for the first time, it’s only in your short-term memory. Actually, everything new you learn… Or come across… goes into your short-term memory. Chigusa: Short term? So, meaning you will forget it, right…? Peter: Exactly. That’s just how we are wired, right? Your brain is always trying to evaluate what’s important and what’s not… and it forgets things that aren’t immediately important. Chigusa: Yeah. Peter: But repetition is what helps you move things from your short-term into your long-term memory. It’s absolutely necessary. Chigusa: Then, if you miss out on the repetition and reviewing… you won’t remember much. Peter: Exactly. And that’s why last time we talked about the importance of practicing – using – repeating – reviewing the language. Chigusa: Right, in the last Sunday News. Peter: So, the repetition – the repeated practice, is what builds those stronger memories…makes those neural connections stronger… And you could say… makes your brain stronger. Chigusa: So, listeners, the quick takeaway here is… if you learn something for the first time, it’s in your short-term memory, and you’ll forget it soon. That’s normal, so don’t worry. Peter: And that’s where repetition comes in… to help you remember it in the long term. It’s a powerful tactic that helps you learn anything. Chigusa: Even a language. Peter: Exactly. Chigusa: I think you can KNOW that it’s good to come back and repeat… but it’s hard to do it on your own. I think that’s where learners struggle as well. Peter: Great point, Chigusa. Doing it on your own is hard. And that’s why we have repetition built into our lessons and learning program. And I mean, to be honest, that’s why kids have school, right? Chigusa: Exactly. So listeners, if you’re wondering how you can apply this to language learning… or if you’ve tried learning but can’t seem to remember anything… Peter: Or, if it just doesn’t seem to stick is what we probably what we should say, right? So, what we do is we do the repetition for you… Chigusa: …..so that you can remember what you learn. Peter: Here’s how. Chigusa: One: We Repeat the Lesson Conversations Multiple Times in Every Lesson. Peter: So, when you play a lesson: first, you’ll hear the conversation, We’ll give you a little bit of context but. Then you’ll hear it again translated and slowed down… then our teachers explain all of the elements, the grammar rules… Chigusa: …and finally, you’ll hear it one last time at the end. Peter: So the conversation is repeated 3 times… to make sure you understand the full conversation. Chigusa Two: The Lessons Are Built on Each Other Peter: Meaning… you’ll learn some words or grammar rules in one lesson…. Chigusa: …and then you’ll come across them in the next lesson or 3 lessons down the road. Peter: … and this repetition will help you remember them better. Chigusa: Three: You Get Assessment Exercises After Every Few Lessons Peter: Another powerful way to retain what you learn is… is to test yourself… and again, you can do this with our assessments. Something we spoke about in the last Sunday news. Chigusa: Yes, assessments are a super easy… practically automatic way to practice what you’ve learned. Peter: So after every few lessons, you get assessment exercises… and you’re repeatedly tested on what you learn. Chigusa: And because you’re getting tested on what you’ve already learned… that’s another form of repetition. Peter: You’re coming across these words, phrases, and grammar rules in the lessons, and then you’re seeing them again when you’re tested in the assessments. It’s called memory recall, you’re trying to remember what you learn, so that instant when you’re trying to pull it out of that vast memory of yours, that’s a very powerful way to learn. Chigusa: Four: You Get Spaced Repetition Flashcards to Master Words Fast. Peter: The reason these flashcards are so powerful is… they do the repetition for you based on your progress. Chigusa: If you were learning on your own and you learn a word today, you may not remember to review it again in a few days. Peter: But with spaced repetition flashcards… Chigusa: You’ll see a word today…if you get it right, then you’ll see it in 3 days, then in 6 days, and so on. Peter: The flashcards track your progress so that the words go into your long-term memory. Chigusa: Five: You Can Play Our Vocabulary Slideshows on Loop. Peter: You’ll find our vocabulary slides in every audio lesson and vocab list… Chigusa: …and you can play them on loop until you know every single word. Six: Weekly Assignments from Your Premium PLUS teacher Peter: If you’re a Premium PLUS user, then you get weekly assignments… Chigusa: …so you can get repeated practice, feedback, and corrections from your teacher. Peter: And this is how our program does the repetition for you. Chigusa: All you have to do is play the lessons and drill the flashcards. Peter: But, there are some things you can do on your own as well. Chigusa: Seven: Download the lessons…. Or download the dialog tracks, which give you just the conversation. Peter: Save them to your phone and listen to them… just like you would with music. Chigusa: This will help you remember the conversations for good. Peter: By the way, if you want to remember these learning tips with a bonus cheat sheet, leave us a comment… Chigusa: …and we’ll reply with the link. Peter: And finally, If you’re a Premium or Premium PLUS member… Chigusa: Remember, you already have full access to our lessons, spaced repetition flashcards, and assessments… that we talked about today. But if not and…. Peter: If you want to finally learn your language…in the next 6 months Chigusa: …with your own teacher… Peter: …plus, get access to the exclusive Inner Circle: a monthly course… Chigusa: …about how to master a language with proven learning tactics and strategies – now IS your chance! Peter: Get up to 45% OFF 6-month Premium or Premium PLUS right now. Chigusa: And listeners, if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed with learning a language…because there’s too much to do: words, grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening… Peter: Here’s what will make learning super easy. You get just one simple path to follow. We guide you from lesson 1 to 2, to 3… until the end. No worrying about how to start or where to go next. Chigusa: Just follow the path, and learn conversations with our bite-sized audio/video lessons. Peter: Our teachers explain every word and grammar rule and get you speaking in minutes. Chigusa: You can learn anywhere, anytime and on any device – on your smartphone or computer. Peter: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar, and conversations fast. Chigusa: And with Premium PLUS, you even get your own personal teacher. Peter: So get up to 45% OFF 6-month Premium or Premium PLUS. If you’re on the site… Chigusa: Click on the link in the comments section right now. But hurry, because this sale ends soon.

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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