3 Tips to learn a language with a busy schedule.
Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022
Location: Abu Dhabi
I started this journey of re-learning Mandarin 6 days ago, intending to become fluent eventually. I have some goals in mind; I would love to watch TV shows with minimal assistance, recognise characters and words while typing on my keyboard, and hold conversations.
I have realised that this journey will not take 30 minutes but years of continual and consistent practice. In my last blog post, I was alone, sightseeing in Rome, while being asked for my hand in marriage. Now? I am sitting in a hotel room with my husband behind me, reading 'Beyond Order' by Jordan Peterson in a country with the sun pressing against its borders, trying to roast us alive.
Despite the constant transitions in location, the commitment to being a wife, and practicing for my new performance in California, USA, I've found a few things that have helped me remain consistent in learning Chinese.
Apps Apps Apps
SuperTest has been my 'go-to' app for the past few days. While Busuu is excellent for learning, too, SuperTest, I find, includes better structuring and grammar practice. Busuu is brilliant for phrases, but SuperTest has won my heart.
Find apps that suit your busy schedule and learning style. Here is a list of Apps that I use for learning Chinese: