Howdy! My name is Thomas and I am happy to announce the launch of babelhut.com!
My co-author Peter and I have have discussed starting a language blog for a while now. We are both studying foreign tongues and we wanted a place where we could post about our progress and connect with other people sharing an interest in language. One of the toughest parts of learning a foreign language is keeping motivation levels high. A common cycle is this – we:
- Feel highly motivated to learn a language
- Dive eagerly into language learning materials
- Settle into a consistent daily routine of study
- Grow bored with the routine
- Lose motivation to study
- Stop studying altogether
- After a long time of cooling off, go back to step 1
The problem is that at the end of each cycle we:
- Lose our momentum
- Forget much of what we learned and hence have to relearn it
- Get discouraged, reinforcing any doubts we may have about our ability to attain fluency.
The key to winning is to keep our motivation level high while studying efficiently. One of the reasons Peter and I started this blog to help us and others do both of these. We feel that documenting our endeavors and having others follow our progress will motivate us to stay the course. We hope it will motivate you too! Please talk to us and keep us up-to-date on your progress.
In addition to providing updates on our personal language adventures, we will also blog on a variety of language-related topics.
From the about page:
Babelhut.com is a small space devoted to language and language learning. We, the authors, will write about our experiences on the path to fluency in our target languages and about other language-related topics that interest us. We hope you will share your experiences and knowledge with us too. Discussion is always welcome, and please don’t hesitate to subscribe to our RSS feed.
Stay tuned for author introductions and then a steady stream of posts. Welcome to babelhut!
- Author Introduction – David
- Multilingual Parenting
- Author Introduction – Thomas
- Finally Caught Up On Anki
- What A Forest Monk Can Teach You About Language Learning