emuboy Posted April 28, 2018 at 10:11 AM Report Share Posted April 28, 2018 at 10:11 AM I read a forum post the other day where a person basically said they went hardcore for their time abroad, not communicating or consuming any content in their native language at all. This got me wondering how much of a difference does it make if you spend say, 90% of your day using only your target language and the remainder using your native language (say reading, listening to music etc.). I spend most of my day communicating in Chinese but at night I'm generally too buggered to use it anymore and end up reading for about an hour before bed, I also occasionally listen to podcasts in English etc. How much would things like this detract from the overall learning experience? I've definitely made progress but in learning a language you lack an objective metric, which is something I'm not used to. The closest thing I currently have is the locker-room conversations I have with old blokes at the gym - can handle all the bs easy questions now (age, country) but there's a breakdown beyond this - yesterday some guy mentioned a comedian or something (guodegang?) and I was totally lost. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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