We all know the advantages of technology when it comes to language learning. YOU’RE USING IT NOW! But have you ever considered the disadvantages?
You see, technology has allowed us to learn languages much more easily. Everything is accessible, literally at the tip of our fingers. The flip side of it is it has made us dependent. We sometimes don’t try to figure things out on our own, and then – they don’t stick or sink in. Why? Because we were on autopilot, we haven’t created those important new connections in our brain. We didn’t TRAIN our brain to remember the meaning of that word, its pronunciation, or even how to use it in a sentence.
How do you avoid that? First, you need to be aware of this trap. Then, you need to have a better system for remembering new things.
In this episode I’ll talk about how to be more aware, and what to do so you can enjoy the advantages of technology – .and what to do so you can enjoy the advantages of the technology, without letting the disadvantages stop you from learning.