Hi, there 👋
Make sure you use this app to learn a foreign language and not just waste your free time! In any case, this post will be useful to you!
Now look around and it seems like everyone is addicted to their phones. If you are waiting in line to do something, to buy something, your phone comes out. When people stop at traffic lights, their phone comes out. When people drop off their kids at school, they are waiting in line, their phone comes out. You see people who are at restaurants, they are on a date together. They are both on their phones. And it just seems like it has completely become a norm now where people do not even think twice about doing it. They just get their phones out and start scrolling. I think a big reason for this is that people love the scrolling now. Sometimes it is called DOOM SCROLLING.
The issue is that if you have notifications turned on, then you are going to get interrupted all the time and you are going constantly pick up your phone, click the notification and take a look.
Now take this from a foreign learning perspective, social media and the phone is the most revolutionary learning experience, where you suddenly have access to endless resources of your target language (like podcasts, sport videos). And you can connect with people from all over the world just effortlessly.
At this stage, I just want to ask, what type of apps are you currently using to help your target language? What tips do you have for other learners when it comes to using a phone in general for learning a new language?
I want to share some stats with you.
1. The average user will tap, swipe, and click their phone 2,617 times a day;
2. The average time spent on smartphones is about three hours a day;
3. Worldwide, more people now own a cell phone than a toothbrush.
If you were surprised I can tell you something else interesting. I am just looking for a native speaker, we could help each other to learn Russian-English (I’m from Russia)