I’ve been having a bit of a rethink lately. I’m not making the progress I should, really. I did what I sometimes do: listened to some language-learning podcasts, namely The Fluent Show with Kerstin Cable.
I think the main things I need to do are:
- Pay more attention to start times (I have drifted into a habit of starting late)
- Warm up properly (starting a lesson directly from work or from some other aactivity is never healpful. My brain has to already be in Portuguese mode)
- Ask my teacher to be more interrupty. In general, I don’t like to be interrupted too much because it disrupts my flow, but have a feeling I am maybe being allowed to develop bad habits as a result of saying so, and maybe
- Get more structure – look at exercises in the lessons and follow them up between lessons instead of just pursuing a completely separate curriculum as soon as the call ends