Yesterday I told you I made a discovery in 2006 – two years after I started teaching.
I told you how some of my students made a little progress…
While others made A LOT of progress.
And now I’m going to tell you why.
But first, see if you can figure it out….
I’ll tell you about David first.
Every morning on the metro, David read crime novels on his phone.
Every evening he watched American TV, like Game of Thrones or MLB (Major League Baseball).
And when he drove his car, he listened to the BBC instead of Český rozhlas.
When he left our lesson, it was Czech Czech and only Czech for another seven days, 167 hours until our next lesson.
Ok, do you see the difference?
I hope it’s obvious now.
The big secret is this: daily.
English is like going to the gym.
You can work out really hard, but if you go home and eat donuts, you still won’t look very sexy at the beach.
But if you work out AND eat healthy food every day, THEN you’re going to look pretty good at the beach.
What you do BETWEEN workouts, just like what you do between lessons, is just as important.
Here’s what some of the best language learners in the world say about daily:
“it’s very important that you do it every day” -Lydia Machova, nine languages***
“…three times a week will not cut it… must practice daily.” Eric Bodnar, 3 languages*
“If there’s a secret to language learning it’s this: learn every single day.” -Luca Lampariello, 13+ languages***
“Make the language a part of your every day.” – Eoin ó Conchúir, four languages**
“Sit down with your language every day” — Olly Richards, eight languages****
“every single day” — Patrick Kahoury, 13 languages*****
“each day” — Shannon Kennedy, seven languages******
A lesson with your teacher every day is not practical.
And online — there are so many websites and so many videos…where to start?!
My students tell me they want something that’s simple and that works.
So I created a daily lesson anyone can find the time for, and which really improves your skills even if you’re intermediate or advanced…