I came across the following TED talk

“How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators”


The link is here

This is such a good guide to learning I have adapted it for anything anyone wants to learn. See what you think.

  1. Get real. Decide on a simple, attainable goal to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed..
  2. Make learning a lifestyle change. Put what you want to learn at the centre of what you do and why you do it.
  3. Play house with the topic. Find out more about what you want to learn, get under the skin of it. Find related, unusual, or interesting facts about the topic. Visit places or find out about the people involved. This makes it more real for you and helps build learning pathways linked to images, sounds, emotions, smells, and even vibrations.
  4. Let technology help you out. See if you can engage with people on line that have the skills or knowledge you are trying to learn about. Look for different types of learning materials. Search YouTube, Khan Academy, blogs, clubs for relevant materials or resources.
  5. Think about learning as a gateway to new experiences. What will you be able to do with what you learn? What opportunities could open up to you once you have mastered what it is you are trying to learn? Recognising the benefits that could come your way through your efforts makes the goal real and therefore more achievable.
  6. Make new friends. Interacting in the new learning is key. Immerse yourself in what it is you are trying to learn. Surround yourself with people who are on the same learning journey. They may be ahead or behind you it does not matter. What matters is you have the same learning objectives and therefore drives and possibly interests.
  7. Do not worry about making mistakes. One of the most common barriers to learning anything new is fear of making mistakes, of failure. Everyone makes mistakes but it is those that learn from them that make the most of them.

For more about taking control of your learning check out Learning Intelligence at:https://magic.piktochart.com/output/2297869-learning-intelligence