Hey, language learner! I’m Agnieszka Murdoch – your language coach.
Do you think you’re too busy to learn a language? That’s not a good excuse!
I learned my first two foreign languages – English and French – when I was still at school. When you’re a student, you don’t realise quite how much time you’ve got on your hands. It only begins to dawn on you when you get your first full-time job. ‘You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’, as they say.
Many language learners I’ve worked with find it difficult to reconcile language learning with their work and family commitments. I believe there’s always time for language learning – you too can find it with a few simple tweaks to your lifestyle.
Since I left university, I’ve learned Spanish, German and Swedish to varying degrees. And that’s all whilst working full-time. I’ve tried different techniques – some of them were effective, others not so much. I now feel I’m in the position to share my strategies with other language learners who have busy lives but want to learn a language on the side.
The 5-Minute Language blog is a collection of articles with language learning tips that take less than 5 minutes to read. A lot of the content focuses around establishing a learning routine, prioritising your learning, setting yourself goals and using techniques for improving your language skills. My aim is to show you how you can learn a language even if you have a busy lifestyle.
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