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After years of getting involved with subjects related to the learning of other languages and personal development, I came to the following conclusion:
Easy and difficult are concepts related to feelings. We can say that such feelings are an internal judgment based on your own reference and perspective.
What is the point in saying that something is difficult?
When we accept that something is easy, it can be a motivating factor. However, accepting something as difficult can be a problem. Some people do not even start a project because of the thought that something is too difficult.
You should understand that the idea of difficulty arises when something is far from our current knowledge. For example, if you already know how to calculate addition, when the time comes to learn to multiply, it will be easier since multiplying would be the next step of learning on the scale of knowledge. However, for a child who still doesn’t understand the numbers, multiplying will be a “difficult” concept.
Okay, so how can we make learning anything easy?
The answer lies in the concept of fragmentation!
Perhaps the dream of master the entire Portuguese language is distant, which is why you consider it difficult, but what if you look at a single word?
Would you be able to learn a single word? Is it challenging to discover a single word? How far is it to learn a single word?
Certainly, learning a single word is simple, isn’t it?
For me, this method has always worked. Learn one concept at a time. Here at Really Learn Portuguese, you have access to numerous podcast conversations, from beginners in the Portuguese language to those already at a more advanced level.
In our PDFs, you have access to the transcription of the conversation we had, along with exercises at the end to reinforce your understanding. Using the fragmentation method, that is, learning one concept at a time, you will see how much you will evolve in the process of learning a language! Want an example? Do you know the term “noticing”?
“Noticing” is a skill that has everything to do with how you perceive words being used in a text or even in a discussion. For example, have you noticed that sometimes we hear a dialogue and, although we don’t understand the whole conversation, we know some excerpts or single words?
This basically sums up the idea of the concept of fragmentation. Today you understand 5% of what was said. Tomorrow 10%, next month 15%. As you focus on learning one concept at a time, your evolution will be constant. As soon as you learn one word, you move on to the next, and so on. Always taking a single step at a time and paying close attention only to what is being taught now.
And tell me? Did you like the suggestion? Leave in the comments how your strategy to learn Portuguese or some other language has been.