5 Factors that Improve My Ability to Learn Thai

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Week 19 of My Six Months Attempt to Become Fluent in Thai

I’ve been thinking about the times when I’ve felt most productive and effective at learning Thai during these last few months, and I’ve come up with these five factors:

Curiosity

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Talking about Myself in Thai

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Week 17 of my Six Month Attempt to Speak Fluent Thai

My goal for the remaining couple of months of my challenge is to prepare for a YouTube video where I talk about my experiences at Wat Thamkrabok (a Thai temple where people go to get help with addiction problems). I understand that not everyone is going to be interested in hearing about this type of adventure, but it is something I feel passionate about, and I’ve learned that following my passion is the best way to stay motivated.

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My Learn Thai Fitness Challenge

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Week 16 of my Six Month Attempt to Become Fluent in Thai

It is kind of incredible the way my perspective can change so dramatically over the course of a few days. This time last week, it felt like I’d stopped making progress in Thai, but this week I’m back firing on all cylinders again. I attribute much of my renewed enthusiasm to setting a clearer goal (make a video where I talk about my life), but I’ve also made some dramatic changes to my study routine.

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Redefining Fluency After Losing My Way While Learning Thai

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Week 15 of my Six Month Attempt to Speak Fluent Thai

This hasn’t been a great week study-wise. For the last couple of days especially, it has just felt like I’ve been going through the motions. I also missed a couple of opportunities to practice speaking because I wasn’t in the mood. I experienced a similar loss of focus six weeks ago, and I see it as sign that I need to make some adjustments to my approach.

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