#007 | Caitlin Sacasas on Meditating & Binge-Watching Netflix to Learn Japanese


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This episode features Fluent in 3 Months team member Caitlin Sacasas sharing her story of when she took part in the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge. The Fi3M Challenge is a 90-day language learning challenge where participants aim to have a 15-minute conversation in their new language as a part of a supportive community. It can help you start conversing a new language while providing you with accountability and guidelines to make huge strides in your language in just three months. Learn more and get notified when the next Challenge opens for enrollment by signing up here.

Caitlin shares how she’s made drinking coffee part of her routine for learning Japanese and how meditation helps her be more productive in her studies. She also shares tips for learning Japanese and the importance of making learning fun.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • Sharing a language with your children
  • The importance of finding a long-term language exchange partner
  • How watching TV helps you pick up more natural language patterns
  • How important it is to study during your peak times during the day
  • Tips for pairing your language learning with another activity like drinking coffee
  • How meditating to clear your mind before your learning benefits your memory
  • Why you should start small when starting a new habit
  • Why you should learn Japanese kana early on
  • Fitting in your language studies by breaking up your learning throughout the day
  • Why you should enjoy your language and not get bogged down with the technical aspects
  • Prioritizing your time with languages

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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